OverviewThis not a high quality toy helicopter, but it shoots missiles and can be lots of fun. It is great for kids, for annoying cats and for shooting plastic missiles accidentally into your eye.
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Air Hogs Sharp Shooter is a similar helicopter to the Air Hogs Havoc a number of improvements. The most important being the addition of missile launching abilities!
- plastic rather then foam construction
- increased flight time ( 5 mins total flight time)
- Did I mention it shoots things
Or as put by AirHogs:
Air Hogs Sharp Shooter combines the ultimate indoor flying experience with missile firing capabilities. Lock in your target with the red LED locator and fire your missile. Comes with 2 different missile’s that fire independently.
- Helicopter spins unless trimmed correctly, which is difficult to do
- forward flight is difficult, as heli is only 2 channels. Air hogs recommends tacking by turn left and then turning right you can inch forward.
- IR controller has limited range
Reviews From Around the Interwebs:
I have tried four other types of Air Hogs heli’s and this one is a vast improvement in stability. Very easy to trim, it hovers very well and won’t run away from you. The vertical control seems slow to react so you have to try and think a few seconds ahead. Only other complaint is the button for the missiles. Mine doesn’t depress at all. It is just a separate piece of plastic fixed to the top of the controller. Mine moves just a sliver to the side when trying to press it, and the missile doesn’t always fire. But it fires most of the time and that is enough to keep me happy. LOVE this helicopter and I hope Air Hogs stays in business
The mob of sissy boys with their Nerf gun raids aren’t so tough when you take them on one at a time guerrilla style. Send out an email saying “Death from Above” and then hover this thing into the leader’s cube and fire two pointy missiles at his head faster than he can say “I’m calling HR!!!” Then you have him right where you want him. He’ll think twice before launching another assault on you, fearing revenge & paybacks and thinking “this guy is serious”.
- David Edmiston “Dave”
Turning this heli around is almost as easy as turning a semi truck. I also noticed that if I was flying too close to a wall or something that it was almost doomed to crash, just because turning the heli is oddly difficult.
After I came to the conclusion that the trim features on this heli were horrible and turning was suprisingly slow, I decided to try out the little red “missles”. Once I got the heli to hover, I clicked the big red button on the shoulder of the remote control (which is a missle trigger) and nothing happened. I then pressed it a little harder and the missle shot out about 2 feet, which was kinda impressive. I was rather satisfied until the heli lost balance and began to spin.
Looks like Newton was right, for every action there is an equal and opposite reaction. When a missle is launched, the heli is also “pushed” away from the missle as well (most likely due to the fact that it is spring loaded). This causes the heli to loose balance, and with practice you will be able to recover its balance and keep flying… But its still pretty annoying- I mean how many real choppers loose balance after launching a missle?
I also noticed that the flight time is reduced by a good 5 minutes or so when the missles are loaded… possibly due to the “extra weight”?
- Nick Laullon