As we opened the box there was a squeal from both my 8 and 5-year-old, it looks cool before you’ve even got it out of the box. The plane is quite flimsy but don’t be fooled by this it is a powerful little toy, but more of that later!
We had a few crashes, some more hilarious that others, I’m sure that plane kept making a beeline to crash into me!!! Would that ‘flimsy’ plane survive a few crash landings? It did and is surprising resilient having been crashed a few times and having a trip into a nearby garden. I was amazed at the height and speed you can achieve with the plane and this is down to the 2.4GHz remote control communication which provides high-performance, responsive control with up to a 250-foot range.
Our tops tips are that you need A LOT of outdoor space, we found a nearby field without too many trees or overhead wires was the best.
There are little wheels to enable a run up takeoff but we found that someone holding the plane and getting the propellers up to speed before letting go worked best for us. It honestly gets easier with practice. If you do want to take off from the ground, you do need lots of run up and the surface needs to be very smooth.
The best bits are we love that the rear thrusters light up when you accelerate! It’s also quick to charge and despite a few crashes our little Batwing kept going. Handily in the box is spare propeller parts should your crash be a bit bigger.
Although not all our flights were successful we certainly had fun trying and the Air Hogs Batwing kept four adults and two kids certainly entertained.
We were provided with a Batwing for the purpose of this review, however all views are my own.