Friday, 29 June 2012

Revell Control Helicopter Prion


Revell Control Helicopter Prion, remote control helicopter, outdoor remote control helicopter



















The one that got away from my Fathers' Day Gift guide - Revell Control Helicopter Prion. It would have fitted so well in the guide, and would have been a great gift for the geeky fathers. Nonetheless, it's a great helicopter to have for anyone who love this kind of gadget/ toy. I had a go myself and had plenty of fun! Just make sure you stick to outdoor play! (No I'm not going to tell you what accidents I encounter at home)


Revell Control Helicopter Prion, remote control helicopter, outdoor remote control helicopter


















Revell Control Helicopter Prion, remote control helicopter, outdoor remote control helicopter














Revell Control Helicopter Prion, remote control helicopter, outdoor remote control helicopter















For RRP £39.99, which is fairly cheap compared to other models in the market, you get an easy to control helicopter (love the colour! There is a red one as well called Petrel), a remote control that require 6 batteries to work (it is quite a lot buuuutt), the 6 batteries to make the remote control work (how fab is that?!), a USB cable to charge the helicopter, a helicopter charging cable within the remote control for outdoor use (very considerate), a mini screw driver (seriously, all toys should provide that!), and one set of spare wings (can't get any better!).

A while ago I bought hubby a remote control helicopter, it didn't have any batteries, we had to dig out the screw driver, and there was a part missing, let alone providing us with spare ones. (We had to improvise with Abby's tiny hair band). So you must understand why I was so impressed with Prion when I saw it.


Revell Control Helicopter Prion, remote control helicopter, outdoor remote control helicopter















The Prion itself looked cool, and is very sturdy. It looked so fragile but it had no problem crashing in my house (again, stick to outdoor use). When it fell on its side, just a little nudge on the remote control stick that makes the helicopter fly up, and it got back on its 'feet', so I didn't have to manually make it stand up. It's especially good for when you play it outside in a park. You don't want to keep running after it every time it falls!

The wings were a bit chipped after I had a novice go with it inside the house. But even with my 'fantastic' skills, the helicopter was very easy to control (2.4GHz radio control), the flight was smooth, and we didn't even need to calibrate it. 

It takes approximately 30 minutes to charge for an approximately 7 minutes play. 7 minutes doesn't sound very long, but I swear I had longer fun than that (maybe because I  couldn't  didn't keep it in the air for much, and spent most of the time  crashing it  letting it rest on the ground) It might sound disappointing that you have to wait half an hour in between play, but then again, it's worth the wait! Just go have a quick nibble from your picnic or something, and before you know it, it'll be ready to play again.

We will be going away this weekend, and most days next week, and we'll be bringing Prion with us! If you are in London this weekend, you might see it flying across Hyde Park!


Disclosure: I was sent a remote control helicopter to try and review; all opinions are honest and my own