Sky Commander Helicopter

Take to the skies with the first air-powered chopper!
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We all feel a surge of excitement when we see a helicopter. In fact, heli-historians reckon 'copter-style flying gizmos were envisioned by man well before wings and things. Boffins in China were playing with a handspun toy that climbed skywards yonks before Leonardo put brush to parchment. Sadly, now that helicopter flight is a reality it's strictly for the rich and terminally annoying. Unless of course you happen upon the amazing Air Hogs Sky Commander.

up, up and away

This phenomenally inexpensive little chopper is the easiest way to pursue a 'copter-related hobby bar joining the military, winning the lottery or hanging around with bazillionaire heli-dudes such as, er, Noel Edmonds.

pump action

As with other Air Hog vehicles, the Sky Commander is powered by a truly innovative propulsion system, the R.A.I.D. (Revolutionary Air Intake Design) Air Pressure engine. Once the aircraft is secured onto its funky docking station pump, you pump away to fill an internal chamber. As the pressurized air is released, it powers a genuine cylinder and piston engine. It's easy to use and ready for flight in only 20 pumps, or 30-40 pumps for maximum flight time.

engine close-up

With its amazing propulsion system, the Sky Commander can reach impressive heights of up to 50ft and cover incredible distances. Just pump it up and watch it soar. With its light but durable bodywork the Sky Commander can withstand countless crash landings and even the odd tree collision.

Whirlybird in hand

According to its makers, the Sky Commander is the most advanced Air Pressure toy ever engineered - The R.A.I.D. engine was one of Popular Science magazine's Top 100 achievements in Science and Technology - and who are we to argue, because we've been constantly Air Hogging it since these wonderful whirlybirds landed at Firebox HQ. Prepare for take off!

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    Description

    We all feel a surge of excitement when we see a helicopter. In fact, heli-historians reckon 'copter-style flying gizmos were envisioned by man well before wings and things. Boffins in China were playing with a handspun toy that climbed skywards yonks before Leonardo put brush to parchment. Sadly, now that helicopter flight is a reality it's strictly for the rich and terminally annoying. Unless of course you happen upon the amazing Air Hogs Sky Commander.

    up, up and away

    This phenomenally inexpensive little chopper is the easiest way to pursue a 'copter-related hobby bar joining the military, winning the lottery or hanging around with bazillionaire heli-dudes such as, er, Noel Edmonds.

    pump action

    As with other Air Hog vehicles, the Sky Commander is powered by a truly innovative propulsion system, the R.A.I.D. (Revolutionary Air Intake Design) Air Pressure engine. Once the aircraft is secured onto its funky docking station pump, you pump away to fill an internal chamber. As the pressurized air is released, it powers a genuine cylinder and piston engine. It's easy to use and ready for flight in only 20 pumps, or 30-40 pumps for maximum flight time.

    engine close-up

    With its amazing propulsion system, the Sky Commander can reach impressive heights of up to 50ft and cover incredible distances. Just pump it up and watch it soar. With its light but durable bodywork the Sky Commander can withstand countless crash landings and even the odd tree collision.

    Whirlybird in hand

    According to its makers, the Sky Commander is the most advanced Air Pressure toy ever engineered - The R.A.I.D. engine was one of Popular Science magazine's Top 100 achievements in Science and Technology - and who are we to argue, because we've been constantly Air Hogging it since these wonderful whirlybirds landed at Firebox HQ. Prepare for take off!

     

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    Ships randomly as either Black (Stealth) or Red/White (Rescue). Colour may vary from that pictured. Read all the instructions provided before use. This product can only be sent within the UK and Europe.

    Details

    • Powered by "R.A.I.D. IV" (Revolutionary Air Intake Design) Air Pressure Engine
    • No batteries required
    • Flies to heights of up to 50 feet!
    • Docking station pump included
    • Spare tail wing included
    • Sticker set included
    • Easy to assemble
    • Zero pollution!
    Troubleshooting guide

    ProblemCauseSolution
    Engine will not start1. No air in tank
    2. Air intake on helicopter or Pump Nozzle are clogged with dirt
    3. Rotor is not spinning
    1. Pump up helicopter 50 times on an empty tank to reach MAXIMUM air pressure
    2. Remove dirt with a toothpick and re-pump
    3. After pumping is complete, spin the rotor in the direction shown by the arrows to start the engine
    Engine starts, but helicopter will not fly1. Air Tank is not full
    2. Tail Wing is not attached
    1. On an empty tank, pump 50 times for best performance
    2. Attach the Tail Wing to the helicopter
    Helicopter takes off, but spins rapidly and crashesTail Wing is not properly assembled or has fallen offBe sure to slide the Tail Wing all the way into the Tail Wing holder. Then cover both sides of the Tail Wing holder with Mylar tape included
    Helicopter takes off, but banks sharply and crashesIncorrect launching techniqueAlways launch the helicopter by giving it a gentle toss straight upwards. Tossing on even a slight angle may cause the helicopter's flight to be unstable and banking to occur
    Helicopter will not attach to pumpAir Intake on helicopter or Pump Nozzle cloggedUse a toothpick to gently remove debris

    Important Safety Information

    • Keep rotor clear from face, eyes and fingers. Do not launch at people or animals.
    • Pay Attention: Make sure people around you know you are playing with your Sky Commander. Point helicopter away from face when launching. Use only the pump included in this package. Other pumps may damage the helicopter or lead to injury. Never pump anything except air into the engine. Do not leave air in the helicopter.
    • After your last flight, spin the rotor to make sure all the air has been used up. Only use your helicopter in open, grassy areas. To stop the rotor, gently touch it to the grass.
    • Do not fly in very windy conditions. Do not fly helicopter in temperatures below 45°F/7 C or the Tail Fin will become brittle and may break, and engine performance will decrease.
    • Do not fly near overhead wires.
    • Do not leave your Sky Commander in direct sunlight and/or extreme heat for excessive periods of time.

     

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