CHOKING HAZARD -- Small parts. Not for children under 3 yrs.
Angry Birds Air Swimmers Turbo - RED Flying Remote Control Balloon Toy
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- Bring Angry Birds to Life! Attack the bad piggies!
- Zooms in any Direction
- Easy to Assemble and Fly - Less than 5 minutes
- New improved "Turbo" Design and Rechargeable Battery
- Only official, authentic Rovio Angry Bird Air Swimmer product in USA - Buy Quality.
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|Length: 5:32 Mins|
Main review: It's a helium filled balloon after all and I never expected it to zoom along like it does. It works way better than I expected. I had a blimp with a fan motor a few years ago and this is way better. The tail swishes back and fourth to make her go. And "autoswim" makes it even easier to play with and control. See the video to see the Angry bird in action.
To control her forward, press right then left, repeat, I call this swishing. You can press faster and faster and get into a rhythm. Press climb to make her point up. The control unit moves toward the back and changes the center of gravity, thus pointing the bird up. Genius! Now swish her or press autoswim and she climbs. Cool! Ok she's up, now press dive, and the control unit moves forward pointing the bird level or down if you press it long enough. If the control unit doesn't move, tighten the string, try again.
After you get it working press "autoswim" and watch her go. Stop autoswim after a little. I found that you can keep autoswim on and constantly press real fast or hold left to make her turn left during autoswim, same for right, but sometimes it won't do the command because the IR control doesn't hit the control unit. Mine turns right easier, in fact mine turned right all the time until I adjusted the motor placement a little to the left (to make it turn right less) by tightening the left rubber band.
You can balance her with the putty. I keep her a tiny bit less than neutral so she won't end up at the ceiling, but it doesn't matter, she works great in either case.Read more ›
|Length: 1:05 Mins|
It requires some assembly. It has instructions inside the box, but I suggest to watch the online videos which are very helpful. The bird has two pink styrofoam fins. We did not get a double-sided tape in the box, luckily I have some at home. But the fins fall off very easily during flight.
We thought it was defective when the tail did not move at first. But the first thing you need to do is to pair the controller with the pod assembly (shown in the video is the actual pairing instruction). Put batteries in the controller and stick the pod assembly on it to charge. After that, press and hold any button on the controller until it blinks. Now, you are ready for your maiden flight.
Anyway, it broke just after one day. The motor that makes the balloon goes up and down, just stopped working. I checked what's wrong with it making sure the strings are not entangled. Still, the motor refuse to budge forward, only backward. I also noticed that the helium leaks fast. At this rate, I would need to replenish the helium every three days.
Overall, I think it is an expensive toy for all the hassle and toy's longevity.
-You can take this balloon to any grocery store that has a balloon shop to get it inflated.
-The directions provided were easy to follow. This was a big improvement over the original air swimmers we bought 2 years ago.
-It took only about 10 minutes to assemble and I had no extra help.
-The balloon charging station is part of the remote control. It doesn't get much easier than that!
-The remote control provides a compartment to keep the extra putty. Again - they've kept it simple.
-The balloon actually flies as shown on the video in the manufacturer's website! You will not be disappointed.
-We bring out the balloon any time the kids have a play date or a sleepover. It's a huge hit.
Cons: for once, I can't find anything negative to say about a product.
If you love watching your kids be mesmerized, I suggest you give this toy a try. I'm the mother of a 7 and a 9 year old. Both kids love it and flying this toy around your house doesn't get old.
The second one did not work straight out of the box. I assembled everything as instructed, and once that was complete when I attempted to use this toy, the motor that controls climb and dive function did not work properly. You can hear the motor activate but the string that it is supposed to ride along is apparently disconnected somewhere inside the motor housing.
I contacted the manufacturer via e-mail as the instructions dictate, after one week I tried again. Not even a response. Sure, I got the automated we got your message and will contact you soon reply, but that was about 3 weeks ago, and nothing since. If they simply sent just the motor housing and string assembly I'd be perfectly happy with that but not even a response. Horrible.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This product has stayed inflated for 3 months... Thats awesome... However we have only used it 3 times for a total of about 15 minutes and now it doesn't work at all... Read morePublished 1 day ago by Jab Computers
Directions were very difficult and after we got it together and paid to have the balloon filled, it didn't work. Very disappointing.Published 9 days ago by Bella
this was an awesome christmas gift for our 4 year old son. it was easy to set up, the hardest part was balancing it out but once we got it we played all day with it. Read morePublished 16 days ago by certezas
This actually works much better than we expected. Kiddo loves it! We don't expect it to last very long, but are handling it with care and doing fine so far. Read morePublished 21 days ago by dawnymac