Thursday, December 8, 2011

Holiday Gift Guide - Litehawk Remote Control Helicopter Review & Giveaway (2 Winners) USA & Canada



For months, the only thing my son has talked about is getting a remote control helicopter. I'll admit that the idea made me a little nervous. Even tiny little metal helicopters can do some serious damage if he tried to use it in  the house or crash landed on someone's head.  But my husband, who is a kid himself at heart, agreed to supervise any flying activities. So I relented. I then had to search for the perfect helicopter. They come in all different sizes and shapes, and prices can range anywhere from $25 to $2500 and more. After doing a little research, I decided that the Litehawk was the best bang for your buck. With prices starting at just $49.95, they are affordable but still a high quality toy. They are also compact and with a little practice, they are easy to control.



We were lucky enough to receive two of the Likehawk Remote Control Helicopters to review, and they have been a great way for my son and his stepfather to spend some quality time together.  They have been having a ball with them since they arrived.  My husband read through the directions and watched some of the videos on the Likehawk website. The videos give you step by step instructions on how to get your helicopter in the air.  Even with the help, it was a little tricky at first. As soon as you touch the controller, that helicopter is up, up and away! It flies as high as 50 feet and goes as fast as lightning! It was exciting, but also a little frustrating for my nine year old the first few times he tried it. And for my husband who had to climb up on the roof three times in a row to get it down-LOL:)   Then we had the brilliant idea of heading down to the park. There is a baseball field there that is wide and open with no trees or houses to crash into. There they were both able to master the controls and become excerpt flyers in just a few hours of practice. Now they can even fly them in the yard with minimal mishaps.



There are lots of features that I love about the Likehawk helicopters. They are small, about the size of your hand. This is great because they won't take up a lot of space, and because they are lite weight, it is easier to fly them.  As small as they are, they are also incredibly sturdy. My family has crash landed at least one hundred times with no damage.  But just in case, it comes with several replacement parts that are easy to repair including wings and tails.  If you have more than one helicopter, there are up to three channels, so that each helicopter can fly without interference.  While it was challenging, my son eventually mastered it. Its perfect for grade school children, but can still be enjoyed by adults. Another new feature that makes this helicopter a great choice, is that it can be charged right on your computer using a USB cord that be purchased for a small additional fee. Its definitely worth the extra expense when you think how much you can save on batteries.



In addition to the original Likehawk, the company also offers a Likehawk Pro and Likehawk XL. The Pro is designed for more experienced flyers and the XL is a larger version. For my family, the original was the best option, but if you are thinking about making a purchase, you should do your research and see which one will best meet your personal needs. If you are thinking about getting a remote control helicopter this holiday season, the Litehawk is, in my opinion, the best quality for the best price. And of course, its a whole lot of fun!



In honor of the holiday season, two lucky winners are each going to receive an amazing remote control helicopter of their own. To enter, just fill in the Rafflecopter form below. This giveaway will end on 12/28/11. The winner will be notified via email and will have 48 hours to reply. Thanks again to Litehawk for offering this fantastic prize.





***Please note that I received no form of monetary compensation for this post. I did receive a sample of the product to try in order to write a fair and honest review. The opinions expressed in this review are my own and were not influenced in any way.  Please note that I  am not responsible for the delivery of this prize and can not be held accountable if, for any reason, is it not received. Furthermore, I am in no way liable for any injuries that may result from the use or misuse of this product. ***

45 comments:

eclairre said...

I learned that the Litehawk Pro is able to withstand crashes.

Kimberly said...

Because they are small and lightweight they are easier to fly.
Kims2312@Verizon.net

Kristen said...

They have their own online Fliteschool.

wizardewu said...

I learned that the chassis of the Litehawk is made from lightweight metal with no plastic or foam.
eugeniewu at gmail dot com

jenzen69 said...

The boys like the lighthawk xl with flexible break away blades

Stephanie Phelps said...

I learned that the 2 in 1 Remote Control is a charger for your Litehawk too!

dor said...

I checked out the Fliteschool Digital Image Contest
on their site. Very, very sweet.

dorcontest at gmail dot com

DOREEN RIOPEL ON ENTRY FORM

Sally - Susan Franklin said...

I learned that Litehawk Pro's Auto Sync let's you fly up to 3 different channels - no more searching for frequencies. A USB charger is also included so you can save "AA" batteries and help the environment too!

Kari said...

I learned that their newest model can run up to 20 mins flight time

stowelljg said...

The Litehawk Pro is able to withstand crashes the others cannot. That means that klutzes, such as I, have a better chance of playing with the Litehawk Pro for a very long time. Thanks for the great giveaway!

Daisy said...

Litehawk employs a CNC light weight metal chassis for super strength - no plastic or foam

BethElderton said...

"As part of our on going development to make all Litehawks stronger and more stable, we routinely take them apart and rebuild them....usually in search of increased speed!"
bethelderton59 at gmail dot com

Pinky Sade said...

Learned that there are 3 types of Litehawks.
1) litehawk
2) litehawk pro
3) litehawk XL
gagaslab at gmail dot com

DEBIJOT said...

The site offers parts to keep your Litehawk in tip top shape.

TaraB12 said...

There is no plastic or foam in the Litehawk.

jswencki said...

They can withstand crashes

Peter.J said...

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Kari said...

I learned they have USB chargers available to save on batteries

Yvonne Woodstock/@EARTHANGEL2B said...

I learned they have a fliteschool image contest on the website

my email is manifestmiracles@live.com

hendy said...

I learned that the Litehawk Pro uses advanced Gyro Stabilization that allows for a smooth, controlled flight
hendymartin1 at yahoo dot com
Heather H

Jessica said...

I learned that the lighthawk is 100% repairable and they have not only tech support but helpful info online!

richspark12@hotmail.com

freddie said...

I learned that Litehawk was made with flexible parts so it can withstand crashes and if you do need parts, you can send away for them. dwelchert@yahoo.com

Belinda M said...

I learned if you Order $50.00 of Spare Parts and Get a Free Fliteschool!


bluebelle0367(at)hotmail(dot)com
belinda mcnabb

Toni said...

i learned that

Darcie K. said...

I learned that they have a light weight metal chassis for super strength - no plastic or foam here!
dmkayes@gmail.com

Leslie Williams said...

I learned you can get the flightschool and fly your helicopter over different paths and through hoops!

amweeks said...

I see that if you order $50.00 of Spare Parts, you get a Free Fliteschool

dfraley3 said...

The Litehawk Pro uses advanced Gyro Stabilization that allows for a smooth, controlled flight.
crochet4hats[at]gmail[dot]com

Emillie Rose said...

I learned that they have videos and a youtube page.
hisprincess886 at yahoo dot com

alissa4illustration said...

I learned that LED indicator lights are also included!

amramazon280 said...

that they can withstand crashes which is good for my son

Debbi said...

I learned that if your Lighthawk breaks, you can order repair parts and find great instructions on how to repair it on their web page. That's good to know!

Kristen said...

It has stabilization so it doesn't twitch.

Todd T said...

I learned that the Litehawk XL is built for both indoor and outdoor use!

toddlovessweeps at gmail.com

sueparks2003 said...

Their latest model gives you 20 minutes flight time!
Gladys P
sps1113 at yahoo dot com

Robin Quick said...

I learned that the Litehawk Pro uses advanced Gyro Stabilization that allows for a smooth, controlled flight. Also learned they ship parts the same day!
mnrquick at yahoo dot com

Gianna said...

Litehawk is made with flexible parts so it can withstand crashes.

Misusedinnocence said...

I learned about their Fliteschool. :)

misusedinnocence@aol.com

Momma Teri said...

I learned that the Litehawk employs a CNC light weight metal chassis for super strength - no plastic or foam here!

cw said...

I learned that they have a pro and xl one

Anne N. said...

I learned they have 3 litehawks.

Tylerpants said...

I learned they routinely take Litehawks apart and rebuild them to make them stronger and more stable. tylerpants(at)gmail.com

esluka said...

If something breaks..they have a support and parts department!

trixx said...

I learned that every parts order of $50+ (before taxes, S&H) gets a Free Fliteschool.

Renfie said...

The site has many troubleshooting guides to help with any problems

renfie.fields[at]gmail.com