|One of the coolest gadgets around and great fun for family get togethers, office laughs, and kids parties. Once filled with helium, the remote controlled Air Swimmer swims through the air with incredibly smooth and lifelike motion. The infra red remote control unit provides up, down, and tail fin control for moving right and left. The remote control works up to 40 feet away. The clownfish measures approximately 57 inches long from nose to tail fin, and 36 inches high (including fins) . For indoor use only and ceiling fans must be turned off for safe and effective operation. The clownfishs body is made from a durable nylon material which can be filled over and over for lots of fun times. Once filled, the shark will stay inflated for up to two weeks depending on altitude. The Air Swimmer shark requires four AAA batteries one in the body and three in the remote controller. Some assembly required. For 7+ years old.|
Air Swimmers are available in 2 models:
Air Swimmers Clownfish
Customer Reviews of Air Swimmers Remote Control Flying Shark
I would purchase this item again...
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It really worked as advertised3/9/2012
Assembly tedious. Lots of fun, 6 year old makes it swim like a champ. Balancing a little tricky. No regrets.
This was a great item the kids have loved it.
I have the shark and first off, it looks way cool. People who see it flying are intrigued and delighted. The only thing that could be improved would be the radio reception. Line of sight is critical and even then, it doesnt seem to have the claimed 40ft range. This would be an excellent revision/upgrade. Also it would be nice if repacement parts were provided or at least available by the manufacturer, so you dont have to scrap a whole shark if a fin breaks. Overall it is way fun though! hours of entertainment and soooo many great applications (i enjoy flying mine at the high ceilinged local bar). Until there is a model with better remote reception, this thing really cant be beat for the money. Youl love it.
Its a gas!12/29/2011
It was moderately difficult to assemble. I did not watch any videos but I read the instructions through several times to be sure I understood the assembly. I got a 30 baloon helium tank at Wal-Mart for about $19. (I would have taken it to a party store but I knew I would be assembling this on Christmas, so none would be open.) After inflation I then anchored it with a length of kite string so it was at a height easy to work with and went about the assembly. After putting it together, The controller was not communicating to the shark. I was pretty sure the remote was simply not paired with the toy so I performed the pairing procedure. It took several tries, but once I figured out that the "up" button = "dive", it was easy. Once the assembly headache is over, and the ballasting which was not hard at all, it is a lot of fun to fly it all through the house.
Fun, but difficult to put together12/26/2011
Much more difficult than it looks to put together. I took the product to have helium put in and thought I could assemble in 20 minutes on Christmas eve. This took over an hour to complete! Don't even think the instructions included are close to being complete. Be prepared to spend a lot of time on youtube watching videos on how to asemble.
A little tricky to put together, 4 hands are better than 2, but the reaction for a six year old was total amazement. He loves it Helium Tank at COSCO or BJ's $21.95 with 30 Balloons. This Item retails at toys are us for $49.95 plus Helium
Helium Very Expensive12/7/2011
This is just way too expensive to operate