RC Toys has come a long way since I started in 1988. I’ve always wanted a flying RC toy. Didn’t have much success with my old plane “Challenger” which had less than 10 flights, out of which only 2 were successful. Then a couple of years back, I tried a simple RC helicopter which also didn’t do well.
Now, I’ve discovered the rather “crash proof” Skywalker by BT Toys. I first came across it outside of Sim Lim Square. There’s an RC shop which is just between SLS and Burlington Square. Someone was flying it to promote the toy. That shop is known for exorbitant pricing! So I started searching around.
I came across Toys RC on facebook, and promoting the Skywalker for S$69.95. I contacted them and had good response and once the stock was in, I was notified for a very quick and seamless pick up. The seller is nice and he actually carries lots of other RC products. Here’s one of his websites. You and also purchase additional batteries and charger from him at a reasonable price.
The Skywalker is literally a quadcopter in a cage. Due to this unique design, there’s a few ways to play with it. This Youtube video shows it all.
I give this a 2 thumbs up!
- The cage gives me a bit more confident in flying as I don’t have to worry about crashing
- The running mode lets my son get the hang of the 3 modes control
- The 2.4GHz controller is fantastic as it allows multiple skywalkers to be flown together
- The USB charger is so convenient to use
With more practice, I can start to fly the more grown up copters 🙂