WowWee FlyTech Bat: Preview and Unboxing

I have to say, after some time playing with the new FlyTech Bat from WowWee today, I am impressed, and I'd like to get you a quick preview of what's in store.

You may be surprised to hear me say that, given that the Bat only has one control (speed/height) and is aimed towards a younger audience. That being said, I really enjoyed flying the Bat and it was great fun, and here's why:

  • super easy to get up and running
  • quick charge time (about 4 minutes)
  • great flying time (didn't time specifically, but I'm guessing about 5-7 minutes)
  • hovers nicely

In addition, with a little practice, the Bat can be controlled accurately, and by circling it around, you can steer it quite well. (It only turns in one direction.) Finally, I was able to do some fun aerobatics by throttling the speed, making the Bat swoop around, and run into walls, too! Finally, I love the colors of the Bat. It's definitely a cool looking toy.

That's enough for now - so, are you excited about the Bat? Can you envision buying one of these for yourself or for the kids? What about possible hacks? I'd love to hear what you think.

Here's a sneak peek of the FlyTech Bat in action:

You can also check out the image gallery here for the unboxing photos!

Comments

milw's picture

Hey that looks pretty cool! It's really nearly vertical, eh? I guess that puts most of the thrust into keeping it hovering rather than forward motion. If it's under $30 I'd be likely to buy one but probably not, if its up around $50. Nice video!

Peter Redmer's picture

The cost is estimated to be $34.99 and it should be coming out soon (late spring, early summer.)

It still moves forward a bit when it's "hovering" and is always circling, but that can be controlled pretty extensively by feathering the throttle.

It's way fun!

Ron Repking's picture

I really like the simplicity of the bat, especially for kids. Unlike many of the other robots, it only has one control - the throttle. It makes it really easy to pick up and play with it right away as opposed to most of the other 'bots. Once you get the hang of it, it's pretty easy to figure out how to keep it from flying into the ceiling and walls. Definitely best for indoors, whereas I think that the dragonfly works much better with much more space and is ideal for outdoors on a calm day.

I think this one will be a hit and seems like a no-brainer at $35.

Currahee's picture

CAN'T WAIT TO GET ONE