Air Swimmers Shark

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Air Swimmers Shark

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Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the living room... the radio controlled Air Swimmers Shark really does appear to be swimming impossibly through the air. This ingenious balloon is propelled by its sideways-moving tail.

Building the Air Swimmer Shark Remote control Rik holding the Shark

Build-it yourself

Remote control

Rik's gonna need a bigger boat!

Unlike typical helium balloons (which only want to go up) the Air Swimmer is filled with helium – ensuring it simply hangs in the air. You can then use the radio control to make it swim. Up, down, left and right; with a bit of practice you’ll make your living room look like a giant aquarium!

In fact, the Shark's movement is so graceful and gentle that you can easily use it in enclosed spaces where twitchy RC helicopters and planes would struggle. Perfect for guarding your bedroom or scaring off unwelcome guests.

Air Swimmers in the office

Patrolling the boardroom (from L-R): Air Swimmer Shark and Air Swimmer Clown Fish

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Please Note:
  • Helium not included. Fill your Air Swimmers inexpensively at any party store, florist shop, or grocery store that carries balloons
  • Suitable for ages 8yrs+
  • Download the assembly instructions pdf
(You will need Adobe Acrobat or other PDF viewer to display)

Product Features:
  • Radio controlled helium-filled flying fish
  • Appears to swim in the air
  • Made from high quality, durable nylon
  • Will stay inflated for weeks
Battery Requirements:
  • Air Swimmer: 1x AAA battery (included)
  • Controller: 1x 9V batteries (included)
  • Measures approximately 145cm(L) x 91.5cm(H) – with fin attachments

Customer Reviews

We bought an Remote control shark for a family party. It was great fun for all age groups. Even the little ones found it easy to control. Great buy and highly recommended for something a bit different.
Fifi Trixi - 28th November 2012
Hi there, A question: I've ordered 3 of these for xmas presents and to avoid complications I was going to buy in the helium in a can. How much would I need to fill the 3 balloons? (2 sharks and a clown) Ta very much, Darren.
Darren Douglas - 9th November 2011
Firebox says: Hi Darren, a standard can of 'Party Helium' from most supermarkets should be enough to fill 2 Air Swimmers (or one Air Swimmer twice). I hope this helps!
How long does it last? Surely the helium just leaks away.
Jamie - 16th October 2011
Firebox says: We reckon about 4 days, but of course you can always refill it.
Great fun! Need a BIG room to really do it justice. Very nice motion and control but... its weighted completely neutral so if there's the slighted up or downdraft or thermal this thing is going out of control, so indoor use only. I was eating my dinner to suddenly see this thing drifting past the window... 7 floors up! I tethered it too lightly and with a door open this thing silently drifted out of an open balcony door! After a 30 minute chase across the city, only luck allowed me to get this 4ft long shark back... An emergency kill switch/ remote helium purge value would be a great addition in future, until then it tied to the wall... but certainly recommended....
Si - 30th September 2011
Firebox says: Hi Si, I'm glad your faithful Air Swimmer Shark returned to you, I hope that you can find a suitable large area for it to roam free!