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Skywriter UFO Remote Control Helicopter

Programmable flyer flashes midair messages up to 170 characters.


Look, up in the sky!
  • Unique LED technology flashes customized messages up to 20 words (170 characters) in midair
  • Infrared controller with keypad and LCD screen
  • Internal lithium-polymer battery recharged through controller
  • Controller powered by 6 AAA batteries (not included)
Is this how aliens text their friends?
Our Skywriter UFO™ flyer projects midair messages of up to 20 words (170 characters) while hovering above amazed onlookers. Just use the wireless controller’s keypad to enter your message. The Skywriter’s LED technology makes each character come to life, pulsing with a mesmerizing strobe effect. Incredible for night displays or special events!

Flies up, flies down and hovers for easy visibility.
Designed with a stable airframe that’s simple to fly, the Skywriter UFO flyer will give you hours of unearthly fun. Its internal lithium-polymer battery is easily recharged through the infrared controller, which is powered by 6 AAA batteries (not included) and features a keypad and LCD screen for programming customized messages…anything from “Happy Birthday” to “Take me to your leader.”

For ages 8 years old and up. Warning: This product may contain small parts which may pose a choking hazard to children.

Share a Close Encounter today. Order the Skywriter UFO from Brookstone!

Skywriter UFO Remote Control Helicopter
Skywriter UFO Remote Control Helicopter
Skywriter UFO Remote Control Helicopter
Skywriter UFO Remote Control Helicopter
Skywriter UFO Remote Control Helicopter

Skywriter UFO Remote Control Helicopter

796086p

Customer Rating

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Skywriter UFO Remote Control Helicopter
 
2.8

(based on 53 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (15)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (23)

51%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to fly (3)
  • Entertaining (3)
  • Fun (3)

Cons

  • Flimsy (3)

Best Uses

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes (8), No (6)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Love it!

    I already have a list of 10 friends and kids, who I'm buying for Christmas. This is probably the coolest gift in the store.

    I already have a list of 10 friends and kids, who I'm buying for Christmas. This is probably the coolest gift in the store.

    VS

    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Don't waste your time & money

    Bought 4 of these thinking they'd be great for my nephews. I tested one before giving them as gifts and took them back as the product doesn't work as advertised. Goes up and crashed...Read complete review

    Bought 4 of these thinking they'd be great for my nephews. I tested one before giving them as gifts and took them back as the product doesn't work as advertised. Goes up and crashed back down; the controls don't make sense as they don't work. I'm surprised Brookstone would sell this!

    Reviewed by 53 customers

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    1.0

    Don't waste your money

    By sad grandpa

    from Glen Allen, Va

    About Me Bargain Shopper

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Fun While It Lasted

    Cons

    • Flimsy

    Best Uses

      Comments about Skywriter UFO Remote Control Helicopter:

      Bought this as a gift for a grandchild. Lasted less than 24 hours. Couldn't return it because more than 60 days had elapsed between purchase and gifting. The biggest problem is that it is controllable in only two directions - up and down. It drifts in whichever direction the air current takes it. You can't fly it outdoors because it's infrared- not radio-controlled. Indoors, it will eventually drift into a wall, or crash when you try to land it. Then it will break. Some repair parts are available from the maker, but not the part that broke. To get that part, you have to buy the entire flying unit, at a cost plus shipping that's almost as much as what Brookstone's selling them for presently.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes
       
      2.0

      A very fragile toy

      By Mommy in Charge

      from Charleston, SC

      About Me High-end Shopper

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Entertaining
      • Safe

      Cons

      • Flimsy

      Best Uses

      • Gift For Others

      Comments about Skywriter UFO Remote Control Helicopter:

      Breaks very easily--- however, Brookstone cheerfully and quickly replaces is due to the extended replacement coverage I bought after the second one broke.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes
       
      4.0

      Fun little gadget

      By wood whisperer

      from Ashland, OR

      About Me Bargain Shopper, Have Young Kids, Trendy

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy Setup
      • Entertaining
      • Fun
      • So Easy To Fly

      Cons

      • Battery life

      Best Uses

      • Gifts
      • Practical Jokes
      • Props

      Comments about Skywriter UFO Remote Control Helicopter:

      It is so easy to fly my youngest child had no problem keeping it aloft. Fun to surprise my kids with fun messages.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      1.0

      Breaks VERY EASILY AVOID AT ALL COSTS

      By Dave

      from Boca Raton, FL

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

        Cons

        • Flimsy

        Best Uses

          Comments about Skywriter UFO Remote Control Helicopter:

          Rip off

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          4.0

          What a Fun Product

          By Zee

          from Austin

          Pros

          • Fun Cool Exciting

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Skywriter UFO Remote Control Helicopter:

              It brings a big smile on my kids face and thats what matters...its safe and easy

              • Was this a gift?:
              • Yes
               
              1.0

              Terrible piece of junk

              By Consumer#1

              from Orange CA

              Pros

              • None

              Cons

              • Garbage-doesn't Work
              • Product Support Terrible

              Best Uses

                Comments about Skywriter UFO Remote Control Helicopter:

                The product did not work- called the company. Took so much time with their registration I just trashed the product. Will never order from Brookstone again.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • Yes
                 
                1.0

                Waste of money

                By joe

                from cairo, ny

                Pros

                  Cons

                  • Batteries Don't Hold Life
                  • Hard to program
                  • Loud
                  • No Directional Control
                  • Remote Barely Works

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Skywriter UFO Remote Control Helicopter:

                    Complete waste of money the only reason I didn't return the item is because of the hassle of shipping

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No
                     
                    1.0

                    NEVER BUY

                    By I DONT CARE LEAVE ME ALONE

                    from Grand Rapids, MI

                    Pros

                    • NONE AT ALL

                    Cons

                    • Brakes To Easily
                    • Dies Every 2 Seconds
                    • Dosent Return
                    • Dosent work
                    • Maybe 100000 Reasons
                    • There Are 100 More Reason

                    Best Uses

                    • Never

                    Comments about Skywriter UFO Remote Control Helicopter:

                    I REGRET BYING THIS. IT COST WAY TO MUCH FOR SOMETHING THAT DOSENT WORK. It can only go up and you can lose control. If i could I would give this UFO thing NEGATIVE -4212586365783425896587656568756876587 STARS

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No
                     
                    4.0

                    very fun when charged

                    By romdog

                    from san diego

                    Pros

                    • Very Fun After Learning H

                    Cons

                    • Does Not Lastlongon Charg

                    Best Uses

                    • 6 Year Old Son Loves It

                    Comments about Skywriter UFO Remote Control Helicopter:

                    very cool idea but charge does not last long

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • Yes
                     
                    1.0

                    Nice idea, Poorly executed

                    By flyboy

                    from Colorado

                    Pros

                      Cons

                      • Jumps Around No Control

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Skywriter UFO Remote Control Helicopter:

                        The unit bounces on the floor like a jumping bean. If it did fly there are no lateral controls. Brookstone was good about offering credit.

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • Yes

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                        Skywriter UFO Remote Control Helicopter

                        796086p

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                        Our innovative products will provide you and your family with years of enjoyment. And with the Brookstone Protection Plus service and replacement plans, you'll have the added peace of mind knowing that if the unexpected does happen, we will simply repair or replace your covered product. Our enhanced coverage goes above and beyond the manufacturer's warranty, saving you time and money.

                        • Replacement Plan - 1 Year $3.99
                        • Replacement Plan - 2 Year $5.99
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