Each helicopter includes:
- 2 balloons (8 total)
- 3 blades (12 total)
- Base with whistle tube (4 total)
How Does It Work?
What Does It Teach?
Always a hit review by Denise Goodman on 6/15/2015
The kids love them. But they don't last very long. They fall apart pretty quickly. We use a lot of tape to keep them going as long as possible.
Ballon replacement review by Kim on 6/19/2014
We used a plain ole bag of balloons to continue the fun. You simply pull the balloon neck up over the rim. They hold OK. Now - who is going to climb up on the roof of the vacation rental house to retrieve a couple of helicopters???
Lots of fun for all ages! review by Agata on 12/30/2013
The helicopter balloons worked great and kids really liked them. Easy to assemble and replaceable parts! Great idea!
Lots of fun--while the balloons last review by Mike on 7/22/2013
The first few times these things are great fun. But the balloons weaken around the neck or, being balloons, just break. It's not easy to find exactly the right balloon replacement--needs to be medium sized with smallish neck in order to produce tight fit. Would be helpful if extra balloons were available on website.
Aw, Steve-Fix this thing:) review by Susanne M. on 5/1/2013
I ordered several of these to take with me to China when I was going to visit some orphanages. Perhaps luckily (?), I had to have my thyroid removed and wasn't able to go when I had planned, as these things do not work at all:( In all fairness however, I can say that I have ordered tons of stuff from you guys and loved everything, along with my students, so please take another look at this and make it work or take it off the market. You are my science gurus and helped me bring science and fun back to a very boring and bored staff and curriculum. I recently retired due to continuing health issues (all resolved now), but going on one of your cruises is still tops on my list of things to do-I also have a starlab if you ever want to do a starry, astronomy sort of cruise!:)
That's not the experience that you should have had with the Balloon Powered Helicopters! We want to get this fixed, Susanne. One of our customer service representatives will be getting in touch with you soon to rectify the situation.
-Steve Spangler Science Web Team
Balloon Helicopters review by Jonathan Verby on 3/5/2013
The balloon helicopters worked great for all grades 1-3. The only problem was that the balloons that came with the helicopters broke too easily. You will need to buy extra medium sized balloons.
Balloon Powered Helicopters review by Kristen Edgar on 1/24/2013
These are wonderful! The kids love them, and they came so quickly.
Up, Up, and Away review by C. Etapa on 12/30/2012
The helicopter balloons worked great, and were easy to assemble. The students really enjoyed working with them.
Good product... review by D on 12/20/2012
I am OK with your product. The problem is that it is hard to make and also too weak to fly properly leans on one side.
Otherwise your copter is good and interests kids.