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Air Hogs Apache Havoc Helicopter – Only $23.99

February 15th, 2008 Comments off

The Air Hogs Apache Havoc Helicopter is a pretty standard Havoc Heli accept for the fact that it is modeled after the ever popular Military AH-64 Apache Helicopter. The Apache Havoc Heli is the familiar drab green color and sports the familiar dual cockpit of the original Apache.

The Apache Havoc Heli is loaded with the newest of control software from Air Hogs that gives it more responsive controls.

During Christmas I saw these going for up to $75 each but Amazon has them for an amazing $25 now. This is definitely the best RC helicopter to pick up for price.

You can get it here at Amazon.com or at the link above.

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Air Hogs Nano Hawk Review – A Joy to Fly

January 19th, 2008 Comments off

This is one review that I could not wait to write. I picked up an Air Hogs Nano Hawk this evening and immediately came home to fly it. My excitement was fueled by the fact that I have not gotten to fly in quite some time due to the weather outside. The Nano Hawk offered to fill my craving since it is an indoor Micro RC toy much like the Air Hogs Havoc Heli.

Initial Impressions


The overall design of the Nano Hawk is not really new. Silverlit (or Spin Master) has had one of these out for some time. In fact a friend of mine at work has one sitting on his desk that he flies everyone once in a while. The thing that makes the Nano Hawk different from the previous version is that it has a Lipo battery in it. The previous version had a capacitor that would charge but would give you less then a minute of flying. With the lipo battery I got a good 5-6 minutes of flight!

Charging the Nano Hawk is much the same as the Havoc Heli. The airplane charges from the remote control. There are a couple of nice differences between the Nano and the Havoc when charging though. The first is that the Nano is actually cradled by the controller while charging instead of of a wire coming out of it like with the Havoc. This is nice because on more then one occasion I have forgotten that the Havoc was attached to the controller and picked either it up of the controller which left the other piece dangling. The other difference is that the Nano Hawk actually has a separate choice on the switch specifically for charging. When the charging is done the light goes off and the controller is off. On the Havoc you turn the controller to the on position and then plug in the Havoc. The controller stays on even after the Havoc is charged up.

Charging time was about 10 minute.

First Flight

My first flight with it was exhilarating as I did not know what to expect. I had never flown a plane like this and was not sure what to expect. At first I was not giving it enough throttle and the Nano was doing a see-saw up/down motion which made it hard to control. That coupled with the fact that it was veering off to the right sent the Nano into the wall a few times. It did not sustain any damage at all from my encounters with the wall as the plane is so light and durable that I don’t see it ever being damages from your basic crashes.

I set the trim on the controller a couple of clicks to the left and gave it 3/4 throttle to see if that would help. This is where the Nano became a dream to fly. It was no longer doing the see-saw action and was flying strait. Left and right rudder input from the controller was responsive and within a minute I was able to put the plane where I wanted in my living room. I was even able to fly around a column in between my family and dining rooms! I was never able to do that with the Havoc!

After a couple of minutes I decided to push it a little and see what a full fixed right rudder would do. The Nano started turning quickly to the right where the increased air speed gave it more lift. I gave it a little more throttle and was able to maintain my altitude while rapidly circling. Even more amazing was the fact that I was able to pull out of the circle and continue to fly!

As mention before my flight time lasted around 5-6 minutes.

Final Thoughts

Flying the Air Hogs Nano Hawk was some of the most enjoyable flying that I have done. The Havoc Heli is fun and and looks really cool but the Nano Hawk is far more controllable. I think with a little adjustment and maybe a mod or 2 you could start doing some cool tricks with it.

At the around the same price as the Havoc Heli it would be a difficult choice to have to decide between the 2. I’ll put it to you this way – the Nano and the Havoc are sitting right next to each other on my desk. I know the Nano is going to get some serious flight time in this weekend and I think the Havoc is going to be watching from my desk ;-) .

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Air Hogs Havoc Heli Laser Battle – My Hands on Review

November 29th, 2007 Comments off

The Air Hogs Havoc Heli Laser Battle Set has now officially been released. You can purchase them directly from Amazon by clicking the link to the right.

What the laser battle set is are 2 of the Air Hogs Havoc Heli’s with infared lasers attached to the front that you can dog fight with. When one Havoc Heli shoots and “hits” the one the engine cuts and the heli spins out of control.

These babies are really fun. How do I know? I have a set! I just got them today and they are really fun. They fly as well if not better then the original Havoc Heli from Air Hogs but have a slightly different body.

Here are some pictures of the heli’s:

Havoc Heli Laser Tag - 5 Havoc Heli Laser Tag - 6

Havoc Heli Laser Tag - 4 Havoc Heli Laser Tag - 7

Here is the packaging the that Laser Tag Set comes in:

Air Hogs Havoc Heli Laser Tag - Out Side Package Havoc Heli Laser Tag - Inside Package

This Laser Tag set from Air Hogs are going to be all the rage this Christmas so you should get yours while they are still in stock.

You can buy them from Amazon.com and ships FREE with Super Saver Shipping.

Get your Air Hogs Havoc Heli Laser Battle set today!

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Air Hogs Havoc Heli Laser Battle Review

September 12th, 2007 Comments off

Air Hogs Havoc Heli Laser Battle Air Hogs has recently released their Laser Battle set based on their previously popular Havoc Heli helicopter. The set comes with 2 Havoc Heli’s with an updated body style (compared to the previous Havoc Heli’s). It also comes with 2 controllers that are similar to the previous controllers.

The differences between this set and the previous Havoc Heli’s are the noticeable IR LED openings in the front of each of the helicopters. Also there is a black plastic tab on the bottom that looks as though it could be the IR receiver for the Laser Battler action. The controllers have buttons at the top that you press to “shoot” at your opponent that make cool machine gun sounds.

The other noticeable difference is that both copters are way more responsive then the previous version Havoc Heli. Left and right rudder commands spin the helicopters around a whole lot quicker. This comes in hand while trying to evade you opponent.

Flying the Havoc Heli Laser Battle set can on be summed up in one word – awesome! Flying by yourself can be a lot of fun but once you add the aspect of dog fighting to it the fun index sky rockets! When you score a “hit” your opponent’s Havoc Heli spins out of control. Shooting your opponent takes some skill though because you not only need to line up vertically but horizontally also. Flight times usually hover around 10 minutes for each helicopter.

One downside of the Air Hogs Laser Battle set is that each controller takes 6 AA batteries so you need 12 batteries to get going. On the flip side I have yet to switch out my batteries on my original Havoc Heli and I am pushing 40 flights with it so you are not going to have to buy batteries on a regular basis (unless you get totally addicted to flying these while is a big possibility).

Another downside is that you need another person to fly with you. I recommend taking them to your office with you and resolving interoffice disputes via “dog fighting” Laser Battle style. You should see the way the other guys eyes light up when they see them zipping through the air.

Overall the Air Hogs Havoc Heli Laser Battle set is very fun. I suspect that this will be the hot item this Christmas the same way that the Havoc Heli and Mosquito were last Christmas. You can buy them directly from Amazon via the link to the right.

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Mini Bell Hughes 300 Helicopter – Only $21.50 – This Mini Dragonfly is Awesome

September 6th, 2007 Comments off

The Mini Hughes 300 Helicopter, better know as “The Dragonfly” is an awesome little helicopter. It is smaller in length then the original Air Hogs Havoc Heli which gives it a very dynamic response when flying around.

Although the Mini Hughes is not made by Air Hogs you wouldn’t know it as the major components look like the are made side-by-side in the same factory as the Air Hogs version. The tail and main rotors look exactly the same as the Havoc and the controller is exactly the same.

mini-hughes-300-2 I was a little skeptical at first that this was just going to be some cheap little knock off and that I was wasting my money. I was wrong! The Mini Hughes is as durable as the Havoc Heli if not more. I think the main reason for that is that it is constructed entirely out of plastic as opposed to foam like the Air Hogs Version.

mini-hughes-300-1 The only part that I have not figured out yet is how to adjust it for more forward movement. With the Havoc Heli you can twist the tail rotor so that it gives a little downward thrust. That is not possible with the Hughes 300. Also the Mini Hughes doesn’t have the extended nose of the Havoc Heli so there is nothing to stick a pin into. Don’t worry though, I will figure a way to get this guy shooting around my room!

The Mini Hughes 300 is a cool little heli and a welcome addition to the hanger. You can pick it up at Amazon.com for $21.98 which is a still since my local hobby shop has them for $39.99.

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