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R/C Cyborg Shark - Blue by Swimways
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The future's most intimidating predator! -- -- Re-enact Jaws in your backyard pool with this full-function remote controlled shark. -- Simulating life-life, fast swimming action, the shark moves forward, backward, left, right, up and down. You'll be amazed as you maneuver the shark underwater and watch it chase unsuspecting swimmers. -- The mechanical shark is over two feet long, so you can spot it from nearly any distance underwater. The shark's water-resistant radio controller can be used in or out of the water; two frequencies prevent interference on land or sea. Operates on 6V battery or four AA batteries (included). Battery charger is also included.
- Amazon Sales Rank: #110779 in Toys & Games
- Brand: Swim Ways
- Model: 17502
- Released on: 2007-01-07
- Dimensions: 10.00 pounds
- Radio-controlled shark moves forward, backward, left, right, up and down
- Simulates life-like fast swimming action
- Waterproof radio controller can be used in or out of the water
- Two channels for radio control provided interference-free fun
- Two power options which is 6.0 volt battery and charger (included), or 4 AA batteries (not included)
From the Manufacturer
Swimways has the most advanced R/C functionality available. Part futuristic, part powerful predator - the R/C creatures from the deep can dive twist, and go backwards through the water. With the Cyborg Shark, your child will be in control of one the ocean's most famous predators.
It's fun... for the pool.
This is a pretty neat toy. However, don't buy it unless you have a swimming pool to use it in. It tends to "get away" from kids in a lake (a lesson we learned the hard way). Also, it does not have a disable control that would cause it to rise to the surface immediately... so if it get's out of range... she's going to the bottom. In a pool this is no problem. In a lake, you may never find it again. Duh, right? Well, trying telling a kid that he can't use his super-cool remote control shark in the lake....
Innovative and fun.
This is toy submarine disguised as a fish. The body twist is quite innovative and looks realistic enough in water. The waterproofing is decent. The battery requirement is modest. It is not bullet-proof, of course, as it is ultimately just a pool toy. The greatest concern has to be preventing water from getting into the electronic compartment, but so far I have not had any problem there. On the other hand, I fly model airplanes and helicopters in spare time, so my expectation on the longevity of the model may have been lower than that of an average consumer.
The propeller runs on four AA batteries or the equivalent rechargeable pack. There is not enough power to get the shark to high speed. But this is not a torpedo and racing is not the point. Sneaking up on unsuspecting victims and startling them with a r/c fish that looks real is great fun to little boys of any age.
By the way, the main battery uses a 2-pin JST connector, which is also common among 7.4V 2-cell Lithium-Polymer batteries used for R/C helicopters. I try an 800mAH one originally for E-Sky LAMA V4 RTF Coaxial Remote Controlled Helicopter (Blue Color) and it fits perfectly. This battery is similar to 7.4V 850mAh 15C High Rate Li-Poly LIPO Battery Pack for ESKY LAMA V4 Micro Helicopter, but I think any 7.4V Li-Po with JST and under 57mm long will work just fine.
Remote is not waterproof!!
No, the above reviewer is correct. It was not the drilling which caused the malfunction. Our RC shark stopped working the first time it was ever used, mysteriously. New batteries did not resurrect it. We did not need to drill to get into the battery compartment; for us, it opened easily with a few turns of the screwdriver.
After a couple of weeks, we were again at a swimming pool, and while the kids began to swim, we took apart the remote. The electrical circuits were all corroded due to having been used in water.