By Andrew Liszewski
When I was a kid RC toys were all the rage but recently I’ve noticed a resurgence in their popularity. Today though everything seems to be a lot smaller than I remember. It first started with the Bit Char-G cars a few years back and recently the Picoo-Z helicopter has become quite popular. Continuing with the trend Tomy has introduced the Aero Soarer which is a fully RC plane that is small enough to be flown in your home or office.
The problem with RC planes in the past was that they required a certain level of speed in order to achieve lift, which meant flying and safely controlling them in a non-gym sized room was impossible. The Aero Soarer though is made from extremely light styrofoam which requires very little thrust to keep it airborn. As a result its relatively slow speed allows it to be flown and easily controlled even in the smallest of spaces. And like most RC toys today the plane’s remote which controls the throttle and steering is also used to charge the craft.
The Aero Soarers are available in a small selection of colors and RC frequencies and can be found at Play-Asia for $19.90.
I’ve also included a video of the Aero Soarers in flight after the jump.