Hot Wheels Street Hawk Remote Control Flying Car Review
Hot Wheels have been a favourite with kids for years – in fact, for nearly 50 years now! But they’ve come a long way. This year, they’ve brought out the Street Hawk remote control flying car.
It’s on the top of a lot of wish lists, and it looks like a lot of fun. But how does it measure up in practice? Let’s take a closer look.
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Hot Wheels Street Hawk RC Flying Car Features
* 2-in-1 RC vehicle, travels on ground or flies around
* Approx 20 mins flying time per charge
* Durable and lightweight
* Comes with 2 spare propellers
* Requires 6 AA batteries (not included)
* Age range: 5-15
Hot Wheels Street Hawk Flying Car Review
Kids have been enjoying Hot Wheels cars since 1968. They’re a big hit with boys, but a lot of girls like them too. They’ve come a long way from the early days when they were mostly manual toys, and this remote controlled flying version takes things to a new level.
Remote control cars have been around for a while, of course. Seeing kids racing them and zooming them all over the pavement is nothing new! Most of us enjoyed them ourselves, as kids. But flying RC vehicles has always been more of a challenge.
And now Hot Wheels have brought out the Street Hawk RC Flying Car. It’s not a helicopter, and it looks more like a plane, although it has 4 wheels instead of the 3 that a plane would have.
It can race along the ground as well as in the air, like the Hot Wheels Terrain Twister RC car that you may have seen already – that one’s been out a couple of years, but it doesn’t fly. With the Street Hawk, Hot Wheels is taking to the skies!
As you can see from the picture, it’s possible to race or fly more than one Street Hawk at once. You don’t have to worry about transmitters mixing up the signals. In fact, you can have up to 6 vehicles in one location.
It’s powered by a 2.4 GHz transmitter, with two 8mm motors. There’s a LiPo 3.7V rechargeable battery included. Charging by USB takes less than an hour, and the battery should be good for about 20 minutes of flying time. Note that you’ll also need 6 AA batteries, which are not included, for the controller.
There are some extra parts in the box, like spare propellers, the charging cable and some design options. You’ll want to make sure these don’t get lost. Each plane comes in a reusable and portable package that makes it easy to carry around without it getting damaged, so be sure to keep the box.
The Hot Wheels Street Hawk is relatively strong for a remote controlled flying vehicle, but if you crash it a lot, it may not survive. So while it’s true that a 5-year-old would absolutely love it, it might be better for older children who will be more accurate and take more care.
The Hot Wheels Street Hawk RC Flying Car will be a hit with almost any child. In fact, it’s not just for kids – the adults who’ve tested it, loved it too!
Note: at the time of writing, the Hot Wheels Street Hawk Flying Car is only available on Amazon UK by import, with a high price. We’re hoping this will change soon. The link will show you a search with up-to-date prices on the day of your visit.
Published 19 November 2014