1 Stars By PsyGuy71 on 2009-07-27
Hard to Fly, Durability Low
Adding my experience to the multitudes who experienced dissatisfaction with this product. Like most everyone else, I found this impossible to fly, and I've used dozens of aircraft from a variety of manufacturers - by far this was the worst experience yet. First attempt it nose dived IMMEDIATELY to the ground - nose crushed in. Trimmed the rudders a bit... it spiraled to the ground and left wing ripped off. Clear taped it back on, re-trimmed to counteract a left-favoring spiral and it dipped so fast it actually hit the ground upside down and ripped the tailfin off. After a half dozen more attempts all ending in disasterous crashes and attempts to hobble the silly thing back together again I gave up as it was more tape than plane anymore. The only real positive thing that I can say is that the engines are amazingly powerful for this class of RC planes. I scavenged them from the wreckage and rigged them to another aircraft I had in my collection which is now able to do a vertical climb without stalling for some altitude. It seems that the only ones who have success with this product are those that have rigged it somehow - out of the box it's useless. A shame, I had a lot of admiring comments about it's appearance heading out to the field, only for the cheers to die away to jeers and snickers as it repeatedly smashed to the ground.
1 Stars By Dr. Z on 2012-04-25
Likes to fly toward the ground. Crashed several times before modifying the back of the wing to make more extreme flaps. Controller seems like it would be awesome but really is hard to use. Any tilt shuts off a propeller and turns the plane but also rapidly looses altitude. After many many attempts finally got it working well and it flew out of range of the controller and kept going for good. End of plane.
1 Stars By N. R. Achord on 2008-12-27
Horrible toy / Crash fest
This toy is the worst toy ever. Every time you attempt to get it in the air, it goes 10 feet and strasight into the ground. At which point it begins to self destruct. Every crash resulted in a broken part or wing or some other part of the plane! This is a total waste of money, and a waste of your time to buy. This will go back to AlumiGogo in all the peices it is now in due to it's extremely poor quality. If you want to see a crash fest and disappointment in your childs eyes, then this is your toy. This toy simply does not work, the antenae gets caught in the propellers, there is no control over the plane; this toy simply stinks!
1 Stars By S. Rogers on 2009-01-14
The airplane that just wont fly...
You could make this some kind of educational toy for your kid by teaching them the disappointment of having an airplane that just wont fly... I bought 3! None fly... I normally don't do reviews, meaning I don't go on and give an item a bad review just because I don't know how to use it. I have several RC airplanes and helicopters, and just haven't ever came across 1 that will just flat out not fly. I'm only doing this review because I got an e-mail from AlumiGogo.com asking me to do a review. I hope that this prevents you from wasting your $ and disappointing your children.... Unless you want to teach them a lesson in disappointment, but only buy 1 to do that, not 3. Oh, and as for the durability, it has hit the ground a lot (every time I try to make it fly) and it hasn't broke yet....
1 Stars By Consumer on 2008-12-29
Simply not worth the effort
I had two of these. One of the controllers would not function for left turns at all. The first flight using it resulted in right hand crash and a wing breaking off at the attachment point. The other controller worked for both planes but the other plane's motor would pulse intermittently even when flying straight - which left it with barely enough power to move along. The material is very flimsy. I cracked an aileron just making a gently trim adjustment. I returned both.
1 Stars By R. Eye on 2009-08-25
Broke on first run, not suitable for flying anywhere
I purchased this as an xmas gift for my out-of-town nephew who was visiting. I was mortified that the wings broke in pieces during its first run. Needless to say, even though we glued it, it was still junk. The inside of this plane is like styrofoam and very fragile. It is not a suitable material for the damage that inevitably occurs when one operates the plane. Do not recommend.
1 Stars By Melinda Keppler on 2010-10-11
Do Not Buy
I strongly recommend that AlumiGogo remove this product from the item list. I purchased this produce for my grandson. He and his father read the directions together, assembled the plane and inserted the new batteries into the remote control together. The plane does not respond as indicated on the box nor does it respond to any directions inside the box. The remote control allowed the plane to go up and occasionally down but once close to the ground, the control did not react to maneuver the plane up again so the plane would crash. My son re-assembled the plane 3 times before it crashed again due to the remote control not responding. The entire gift went to the trash can.
All this for a price of $84 with tax and shipping!
1 Stars By AlumiGogo Customer on 2008-12-28
Hasn't flown yet!
This plane will not fly out of the box. I would recommend the purchase of another plane if you are a beginner. The assembly is easy, but I have not been able to get the plane to fly and the intstructions offer little help. I an a novice flyer, but was able to fly an AirHogs plane right out of the box. The Viper just dives for the ground. I have been able to adjust the trim and actually get it to glide, but once power is applied, the plane dives nose first into the ground. I have repaired the damaged plane multiple times, but it WILL NOT FLY. Buy another brand.
1 Stars By Allen Miller on 2018-05-01
This sucks: (
Got rc plain it was smooshed the battery was drained completely no battery for it. Couldent even fly it. This sucks:(
1 Stars By Like.No.Other on 2008-12-11
complete WASTE of money!!
Do not buy this plane!!
This is a 3 piece styrofoam airplane. The two wings are TAPED on to the body with clear plastic tape. The remote is not responsive at all. After three 5-8 second flight attempts, the plane no longer works. It is a complete waste of money.