We’ve played with and reviewed several Air Hogs RC helicopters over the last year and I do believe we have found our favorite one. I’m sure by now you’ve seen the commercial for their Pocket Copter, the smallest helicopter that fits in the palm of your hand.
Because it is so light weight and small, we found that flying this was the easiest of them all. From the control to the landing and taking off, we had tons of fun maneuvering it around the living room. Watch our video as we took it for a test flight for the first time.
The Air Hogs Pocket Copter is so small and comes with its own carrying case, which means you can take it with you whenever you want. Here’s a shot of the copter in its case, which is also the charging station.
Overall, we were very pleased with the Pocket Copter. It’s one of the more affordable RC helicopters and both our 7 and 11 year old were easily able to use it. As we say everytime, it does take practice to learn how to fly it, so tell your kids not to get frustrated if they don’t perfect it the first few times. Our boys have been flying these and testing them out for a long time, so they know exactly what to do to get the best flying time out of it.
I’ve read some reviews where people said the battery only lasted about 5 minutes. From our personal experience, it was longer than that. You’re definitely not going to be able to charge this up and then fly it for an hour. It takes about 30 minutes to charge and in our experience, about 15 minutes of flight time. So take that into consideration when purchasing it.
It’s recommended for kids ages 10 and up.
Have you purchased the Pocket Copter or other Air Hogs RC helicopters before?