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There have been remote control UFOs, but none come close to the Vectron Blackhawk. It's easy to fly because it's tethered with a line to the docking base. This provides the power to fly it but also prevents it straying and crashing. A Turbo Mode allows you to open up in open space, and an Autopilot feature makes the Vectron do all the work while you pretend to the crowd that you're a whizz with the whirlygig making their eyes stand on stalks.
The clever thing that makes Vectron Blackhawk work better than any other toy of its kind is the rotation of the body - the whole thing spins round. There's no intricate balancing system involving motors and gyroscopes. The craft's control system is also unique. Pressing the handset's control lever forwards will always make the Blackhawk fly forward, back always back, right always right and pressing it left will always make it fly left. It takes a little practice to come to terms with this ingenious system, but once mastered, the control system is extremely fluid and sensitive.
The Vectron Blackhawk should only be used indoors, as it may get blown all over the place if your try to use it in the garden. And besides, the living room is the best place to utilise the LED display on the side of the craft, programmable with any 30-character message. Simple communication is possible via the medium of Blackhawk, with 'PUT THE KETTLE ON', 'TURN THAT BLOODY NOISE DOWN' and 'LOOK AT MY SPACESHIP' being among our favourites.
You don't get bored with piloting the Vectron Blackhawk. Its vertical take-off is a particularly satisfying experience, and there's no question of first-timers not having their socks metaphorically blown off by the sheer coolness of this amazing UFO toy. There's nothing like it on Earth, or on other planets we should imagine.
No assembly required. Plugs into mains power (UK only) and so does not require batteries. Tether is 3 metres long.
¡¡¡¡¡Me mola cantidad, es impresionante y verdaderamente ingenioso!!!!
Germán Castaño, España - 2nd July 2004
I bought this 2 weeks ago and I haven't been able to put it down. Its amazing fun! A few little tips though. First of all, forget the auto pilot, my Vectron just went ape and crashed into the nearest thing (or person). Add a little weight the opposite side to the LED's to make it more stable. Stick it on turbo (theres a LOT more control) and go for it. You WILL at first think "what a load of rubbish, its doesnt fly" but trust me, keep at it. Another great product from a great company! GO BUY!! NOOOOOWWW!
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Simon Bartholomew, Gloucester - 8th June 2004
if anyone doesn't use his vectron anymore (yeah, right!!), i'd be happy to adopt it!
Danny, the netherlands - 7th May 2004
This year santa braught me the Vectron Black Hawk.......next year Santa, can you bring me a new wife? I AM ADDICTED!!! 14 OUT OF 10!! Easy to fly, easy to master....hard to put down!
Dale Porteous, Scotland - 31st December 2003
beno sello var cok begenmek bu aleti ama cok da pahalý bulmak siz bir indirim yapamazmýsýnýz bu konuda
beno, istanbul/Turkey - 22nd December 2003
This thing is great! A couple of comments though. First, even though the outer black ring is polystyrene it is tough - I have crashed it a LOT. Also, don't expect instant gratification. It took me about two hours really to be able to fly it around perfectly...
Katriel Cohn-Gordon, Cambridge, UK - 13th December 2003