We were delighted when Spin Master sent us over the new Air Hogs RC Roller Copter to put through it’s paces and we did just that!
This is what the team at UTCT thought of this remote control helicopter.
Is it a helicopter? Is it a roller ball? Actually it’s both! The rollercopter at first sight looks like a helicopter trapped inside a ball shaped cage, that would roll around the floor.
We defy anyone to have ever seen anything quite like it – we certainly hadn’t and couldn’t wait to put it through it’s paces. According to the manufacturer this rollercopter is a little toughy that can withstand an immense amount of punishment. – Ninja headbands on and we were more than ready to do just that.
After removing it from the box we whipped in the required 6 AA batteries (not included) and plugged the remote’s charge cord into the bottom of the helicopter and prepared for the expected long wait. Thankfully our expectations were dashed as the rollercopter charges quickly and in no time at all we were putting it through its paces.
It looks just like a normal Air Hogs helicopter with a roller cage wrapped around it – but oh what a difference the cage makes! Adding a whole new dimension of fun we discovered, to much hilarity, that we could drive the rollercopter up the walls,across the ceiling, by now the office cats were really freaking out, and back down again.
Back on terra firma we set out a few obstacles to see how the Air Hogs Rollercopter coped, and we all agreed that this is one mean machine. We ramped up the speed and headed up the wall, gravity really is a thing of the past with this nifty copter, and after a few mighty falls we thought the rollecopter would be done for. We expected to find pieces of the cage all over the floor. However when Spin Master says it’s crash resistant – they weren’t kidding – IT’S CRASH RESISTANT!
We really did put the Air Hogs Rollercopter through it’s paces and all the team had a brilliant time. This is going to be a great gift for kids age 8 and over (beware kids your parents are going to love it too!).Although it can cross obstacles and makes gravity a thing of the past, the Rollercopter is intended for indoor use only. A final note for parents – when you or your kids are playing with this remote controlled toy do ensure that any precious ornaments and pictures are removed from harms way, as although the helicopter is crash resistant your ornaments etc probably aren’t.
Will you be rolling (this toy!) around the ceiling on Christmas morning? Get in touch below and tell us about your rollercopter experiences.