Poor Snoopy. I mean, how are you supposed to defeat the Red Barron when all you have is a dog house for a plane? If Snoopy had the Air Hogs R/C Sky Stunt Plane, the Red Barron would have never stood a chance. The Sky Stunt Plane from Air Hogs is an outdoor R/C plane that can do loops, stalls, corkscrews and knife-edge turns…at least that is what they claim?
Anyone can put big claims on a box, but we needed to see for ourselves what it is like to fly a Sky Stunt plane. Please take a look at our hands-on video review of the Air Hogs Sky Stunt Plane -
Finally A R/C Plane That You Are Supposed To Fly Like a Lunatic
Normally it takes a couple of hours of practice to fly a remote control plane with precision and steady control. Luckily, this is not necessary with the Air Hogs Sky Stunt Plane, as the whole purpose is to do crazy loops, stall the engine and dive out of the sky like a madman. Yes, it does take a little bit of work to avoid smashing all the time, but if you play in an open field, it is relatively easy to fly.
Here is the full description of the Air Hogs Sky Stunt Plane -
“The Air Hogs Sky Stunt is the ultimate outdoor R/C stunt plane! With the push of a button the Sky Stunt is able to perform incredible loops, stalls, corkscrews and knife-edge turns. The remote control has a communication range of 300ft making the Sky Stunt an outdoors adventure full of extreme stunts!
The Sky Stunt is stylized after agile racing planes to deliver top quality speed and control. The Remote Control is fitted with a single stunt button that works in correspondence to the pilot’s use of the directional controls. The Sky Stunt will perform huge loops, giant stalls, dizzying corkscrews or incredible knife-edge turns depending on how you steer the plane and press the stunt button. It’s never been easier to feel the exhilaration of a Stunt Plane.”
The Sky Stunt Plane Is Deceiving Durable
When we first took the Sky Stunt out of the box our reaction was, “Oh man, I hope we can get some video before we smash this thing to pieces.” The Sky Stunt plane really does not look like much - a simple foam plane with a propellor on the front and a rudder on back. Amazingly, the Sky Stunt is very durable. We have logged numerous crashes – into trees, the ground and unsuspecting children – and so far no damage. We will report back if we have problems, but for now, the Sky Stunt looks to be very durable (you do get replacement propellors in case that breaks).
What We Like About the Air Hogs Sky Stunt Plane
- Easy to Fly
It takes a little practice to get things going, but once you get the Sky Stunt up, it is pretty easy to keep it airborne. I am not saying you can get it to go exactly where you want, but it tends to circle and stay up, which is fun for the kids.
- Push Button Stunts
To do a stunt, just press the big red button on the remote. Depending how long you press it and what other controls you are hitting, your plane will do different stunts. It is a simple system – you don’t always know which stunt you will get, but hit the red button and you get a stunt.
- 300 Foot Range and Multiple Frequencies
The remote control has a 300 foot range, so you can really let the Sky Stunt soar. In addition, the Sky Stunt Planes comes in two different frequencies (and two different colors), so you and a friend can each have a Sky Stunt up and not get interference.
- Craziness is Rewarded
Many kids get frustrated with standard R/C planes because there is a steep learning curve and you need to be very precise and in control. With the Sky Stunt, once you have it up in the air, the kids can go crazy pressing the stunt button and flicking the control sticks – you want the plane to do crazy things in the air!
What We Don’t Like About the Air Hogs Sky Stunt Plane
- You Need Low Wind and Ample Space to Fly It
If you try to fly the Air Hogs Sky Stunt plane in windy conditions, you are in for a frustrating day of crashes. The plane is light, so high winds can hamper your ability to control it. In addition, you really need lots of open space to really enjoy the plane.
- Short Fly TIme Between Charges
Here we go with our broken record again – you only get about 10 minutes of fly time before you need to recharge (about 30-40 minutes). This is true with all R/C planes and the Sky Stunt actually got a little better fly time than some other R/C planes we have tested. Still, if you have kids who don’t like waiting while their toy recharges, this could be a point of frustration
Conclusion: The Air Hogs Sky Stunt Plane Provides A Fun Way to Drop Out of The Sky
Normally if you are flying an R/C plane and it starts dropping out of the sky, it means you have done something wrong. This is not the case with the Sky Stunt, it just means you stalled the engine and are doing an awesome trick. If you have kids who like the idea of R/C planes, but don’t have the patience or desire to learn how to be a precise pilot, the Air Hogs Sky Stunt is an excellent choice. The Sky Stunt Plane is fun to fly and also fun to watch, providing entertainment for siblings and friends. Let’s just hope the Air Hogs Sky Stunt plane does not fall into the hands of the Red Barron – even Snoopy would not be able to target him while he was doing a crazy corkscrew.
Air Hogs Sky Stunt R/C Plane By Spin Master. Ages 8+, Outdoor Toy, $39.99 Retail
Air Hogs Sky Stunt Plane For $34.95 at Toys R Us