Air Hogs

Air Hogs

Air Hogs is a well known line of toy airplanes, helicopters, rockets, etc. manufactured by the Spin Master company in Toronto, Canada. There are radio controlled, free-flying, and air-powered aircraft. Several of these, especially the R/C ones, are designed to be easily flown without any need for assembly.

The origins of the Air Hogs line date back to 1996, when Spin Master was approached by British inventors John Dixon and Peter Manning, whose prototype compressed air powered toy airplane had been rejected by everyone they had shown it to. Excited by the plane’s potential, Spin Master licensed the technology and spent two years and half a million dollars perfecting the toy.

The Air Hogs Sky Shark debuted in spring 1998 and was an immediate hit,Fact|date=May 2008 fueled by coverage on "The Today Show" and "Live with Regis and Kathy Lee", as well as write-ups in "Time" and "Popular Science". Follow-up successes have included Zero Gravity RC Wall Crawler (a radio control Hummer-style vehicle that can be driven up walls), the hugely popular Aero Ace battery powered RC airplanes, Air Hogs Stormlauncher (an innovative vehicle that can operate on land, water, and can fly), Havoc Heli (a 6.5” long indoor RC helicopter weighing just 10 grams) and the Reflex Helicopter (indoor/outdoor fully functional r/c helicopter.)

Storm Launcher

Storm Launcher Mini

Havoc Heli

External links

* [http://www.rcuniverse.com/magazine/article_display.cfm?article_id=812 RC Universe] Storm Launcher Review
* [http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=642728/ RC Groups] Havoc Heli Review
* [http://rcvehicles.about.com/od/manufacturers/p/spinmaster.htm/ About.com] About Spin Master and Air Hogs
* [http://www.sohood.com/1/content/view/4242/1/ SoHood] Battling Havoc Review
* [http://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.com/index.cfm?PgNm=TCE&Params=M1ARTM0012278 Maclean's Magazine] Article about Air Hogs
* [http://www.airhogs.com/ Air Hogs] Air Hogs Website


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