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Old Aug 10, 2014, 12:14 AM
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Hot Wheels Street Hawk!

Take a look at this. Saw it at Target today.

http://www.hotwheels.com/en-us/shop/...led-flying-car



Only one video of it so far. May pick one up as they remind me of the old mini XPV (Man I wish I still had that, stupid ex ex girlfriend (the crazy one) trashed it when we broke up lol)

Hot Wheels Street Hawk (1 min 57 sec)
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Old Aug 10, 2014, 07:24 AM
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Scary, scary, scary. A bunch of small kids playing with a toy with two meat cutters mounted on it without a care in the world. And not much sign of supervision either.
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Old Aug 10, 2014, 09:36 AM
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Scary, scary, scary. A bunch of small kids playing with a toy with two meat cutters mounted on it without a care in the world. And not much sign of supervision either.
You are joking, right? They are two tiny brushed motors.. the can is the size of a pencil eraser. You can run it up to full throttle and grab the props without even giving your finger a red mark, let alone a cut. It's a TOY... sold at TOYS R US. I can't believe I even took the time to reply to your ignorance... joking or not.
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Old Aug 10, 2014, 11:05 AM
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It sort of flies. It stalls and crashes very well.
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Old Aug 10, 2014, 11:13 AM
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It sort of flies. It stalls and crashes very well.
yeah.. the airhogs toys are the same way. They are always tail heavy. My kids add a 1/4 ounce sticky tire weight to the nose and it flys great after that... sometimes they need 1/2 ounce,
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Old Aug 11, 2014, 07:32 PM
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Sorry to disappoint you Shwanski, but no I wasn't joking.
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Old Aug 11, 2014, 10:27 PM
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those little props on tiny brushed motors are a far cry from a 12" prop on 40 amps worth of brushless power.... The latter of course will mess you up FAST, but to draw blood with this toy you would have to be trying, and even then it would be difficult.
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Old Aug 12, 2014, 10:36 AM
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the only problem i see is the kids flying it around those power lines.
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Old Aug 21, 2014, 03:10 AM
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It looks like a flop, especially at that price. It looks slightly similar to the Shadow Hawk, even the controller looks very similar. Did I mention it was overpriced?

Buy 7 of them, you might find one that flies OK. QC is very bad on this type of toy. Considering the poor quality control it's horrendously, outrageously over-priced.
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Old Aug 27, 2014, 06:43 PM
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Street Hawk Performance/Don't Judge this Toy Until You Try it!

Hi,
I purchased one of these for my son and he loves it. The car/plane performs extremely well and is very easy to control when in the air. It is cool toy and super durable....The flight characteristics are great when compared to other toy grade RC items. I would highly recommend the Street Hawk...Just be smart about were you play with it. We live in a quite street....Plenty of room to use safely.

The video that is posted on YouTube does not do the toy justice. Mattel should consider trying to pull it down. Showing a RC item being used around power lines is never smart...And having the kid running after it in the street is just stupid!

BTW....My son is 10 and does have RC experience. He flies very well for his age.
Even though the Street Hawk is pretty basic for his skill level...he still has a blast racing it around the block!


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Old Nov 17, 2014, 09:52 AM
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I can't believe this is getting good reviews. I mean when you first see it on TV it looks like a cheap toy that's only turned by it's propellers, but everyone says it's great at flying. I still don't get how it's supposed to fly well with that controller, it only has a "Thrust" lever and "Turning" lever, no up and down. How does this work, does it even have control surfaces?
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Old Nov 17, 2014, 06:52 PM
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It doesn't need them. There was a time (before my time) where most RC planes only had thrust and rudder, and some you could only control rudder... it flew till it was out of gas, then you glided in for a landing.... It worked because you would gain altitude while going straight, and lose altitude while turning... the street hawk, and just about every other airhogs plane works on a similar principle, except you have control of the throttle. At full throttle it will climb, and lower throttle it will descend....
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Old Nov 22, 2014, 09:26 PM
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Quite a lot of us got hooked or re-entered R/C flying differential thrust Air-Hogs, so...
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Old Dec 25, 2014, 02:01 PM
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Kids got one this morning. It actually flies really well IF you know how to 1) fly with ailerons (differential thrust acts the same) 2) control elevation via throttle.

I had it doing figure 8's the first time we gave it a toss, but I'm a pretty experienced pilot. The kids struggle to keep it in the air, but it is very durable and seems like it will hold up to a fair amount of abuse.

You can find $50 planes that FLY better, but I have not seen a $50 plane that flies and can CRASH better than this one.
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Old Dec 27, 2014, 02:30 PM
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My daughter has been saying she wanted this since Thanksgiving. She loves it!
The controls are nicely sensitive. Left/Right works with or without throttle. Full throttle takeoffs get you to about 6 feet straight up - then you give half throttle to level off. (Otherwise you stall and crash right on the tough nose.)
She is learning that altitude is your friend. I get to fly it too. 'Twas a Merry RC Christmas.
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