We are always looking for something different to play with on the beach, and the Air Hogs E-Charger Plane from Spinmaster looked like it would be perfect. Like most little boys, Harrison, Alex and Benjamin love planes and are always asking us to make paper planes for them, so one that can fly up to 100 yards was something that they couldn’t wait to try out!
The Air Hogs E-Charger plane is aimed at children aged 8+, so our three used it under very close supervision. We took it down to the beach on the bank holiday weekend. I’m not sure who was more excited to try it out – the kids, Graham, my dad or my brother!!
It’s really easy to fly and charges super fast. When you are ready to fly you simply unfold the charging pin on the top of the charger (which needs 3 x AAA batteries), push it into the charging port on the underside of the plane and hold the button on the charger in for 30 seconds. As soon as you remove the charger, it’s ready to throw into the air.
I really wanted to show you a video of it in action, but it goes too quickly for me to catch on camera. A breeze helps to carry it, although if it is too windy, it just flops to the ground. Once it gets going, it really gets going! It definitely isn’t something to play with in a small back garden – you need a big, open space. One it lands, it does need recharging, but it’s so quick that it isn’t an issue at all.
The plane itself is quite flimsy, so you do need to be careful not to bend the fragile polystyrene wings, but the nose of the plane, which is the part most likely to hit the floor is quite strong. It’s not a toy that is going to last forever, and it’s not one for the younger children, but it’s something that you can have a few hours of fun with!
*We were sent this product free of charge for the purpose of this review. All words and opinions are our own.