Swann Emergency Strike Gyro Balanced R/C Helicopter
by Mark R
I have had a chance to try out remote control toy helicopters before, and the last one was from the Interactive Toy Company, and it was made out of styrofoam.
This particular one is from Swann, who is quite famous for making high quality security cameras. The Emergency Strike is modeled after real search and rescue operation helicopters, and it is pretty cool.
I got a chance to try it out for myself, and I found that getting up in the air was easy. As usual, it is all about learning to navigate the thing with practice. By the way, it ran into a few things, and it was pretty durable. I also liked the blue and red flashing lights.
The copter is powered by a rechargeable Lithium battery, and the user can plug in the charging lead into the infrared controller for 50-60 minutes for 8 minutes of flying time. It is an indoor toy, as the wind could take this for a ride. According to the Swann site, the user can fly two or three at once with tri-band remote selection. So if you have a dream of flying multiple R/C copters, this is your toy!
You should be able to get the Emergency Strike Gyro Balanced Remote Control Helicopter for about $69.99 but not at the Swann Security site. You can find out more information about it there, though.