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Spin Master’s legendary Air Hogs brand celebrate its 15th anniversary by pushing the boundaries of R/C innovation and fun by sending one of its most iconic toys, the Vectron Wave, into the stratosphere at an altitude of 100,259 ft./30,559 m.
To celebrate its first successful trip to space, Spin Master is sharing extraordinary video footage of the Vectron’s unique journey online and launching an “out of this world contest” where a family of four can win a four-day trip to Space Camp in Huntsville, Alabama.
The launch took place in California’s Mojave Desert and required months of careful planning in order to execute a safe and successful journey. Taking more than two hours and fuelled by a helium-filled weather balloon, the round trip space adventure ascended to its 19 mile/30km vertical apex at an average ascent speed of 14.1ft/4.3m per second. After bursting at its peak altitude, the Vectron Wave began its safe descent back to earth, with the assistance of a custom-made parachute.
About Air Hogs
Air Hogs is a line of radio controlled, free flying, and air powered toy airplanes, helicopters, rockets, and cars manufactured by Spin Master Ltd. Several of Air Hogs toys, especially the remote control models, are designed to be easily flown with any need for assembly. For 15 years, Air Hogs has brought innovation and excitement to the world of RC! Air Hogs gives pilots of all ages and skill levels the opportunity to experience the thrill of flight. We are proud to be celebrating our 15th anniversary in 2014 with the most cutting edge and diverse line of products our fans have ever seen. For everyone who has enjoyed our products in the past, hang onto your hats, 2014 is going to be a year to remember.
Giveaways 4 Mom Review
The Spin Master Air Hogs Vectron Wave is definitely a high quality toy. It includes everything that you need inside of the case to teach your kids about space and they can have their very own space day at home. As an adult, I have to admit that this is a cool toy. How it is able to defy gravity is definitely something that had me stumped. However, this toy is recommended for older children though. My oldest was the only one who was physically able to use it, but the two younger ones really enjoyed being able to watch it up in the air as my oldest attempted to keep it up.
Overall, I would recommend the Spin Master Air Hogs Vectron Wave to others as it is a great educational toy for older kids. As a parent you are going to want to join in on the fun too because it is just that cool. It is a fun way to keep the kids entertained and the case contains so many fun extras that give them an actual space experience from the comfort of your home.
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