Pros: sturdy, flies well
Cons: need strength to get to fly
Our six year old son, Ethan, begged and begged for this toy for his birthday. We bought it....A word of warning - if you live in urbania or little suburbia without access to a large open area, don't buy this toy!
Let me see - how many trees I have climbed in our neighborhood? (3) how many neighbor's windows were hit? (2) How many times have I poked a long rake up onto a "live wire"? (2) How many chigger bites did I get in the neighborhood park? (zillions!) My life has been put in danger more times than I can count!!
I am the only successful person in our family to actually fly the plane, although our son has a great time nose-diving it into the ground. It really does take an older child's strength to "push" the airplane in order to get it to fly.
The up side is that for such a typically flimsy toy, this one is reasonably sturdy. We are down to one main wing, but only because our dogs chewed on the original one. No matter how hard it falls, it amazingly ends up in one piece. And if you follow the instructions for trick flying, they really do work.
Save this gift for your older child, or your young-at-heart.