There’s a great competition in the latest issue of Ai, courtesy of our friends at www.rc-tanks.net. In case you missed it, we’re offering our blog followers the chance to enter, and win an incredible VsTank Radio Controlled Airsoft Tank, worth £79.99
We’ve had one in the office for a couple of weeks now, and shooting the boss in the legs while he’s on the phone never ceases to raise a chuckle (from us, not him)… the full-function controller makes navigating chairs, discarded coffee mugs, cats and other detritus a fun challenge, with various speed controls for forward, back, spins in either direction, turns whilst moving, turret rotation, turret elevation, machine gun firing effects, and of course, the big gun. Hold both firing triggers down, the gun primes, then BOOM – the tank recoils back a couple of centimetres and a BB is pelted out at its unsuspecting victim.
With the incredible level of detail, you’d be forgiven for thinking this was a carefully crafted model kit, never intended to leave the mantelpiece, yet every movement and action is accompanied by realistic sound effects, with all-wheel suspension to get you over most household, office, and garden obstacles.
If you don’t fancy filling your living room with BBs (they won’t wreck your walls like an AEG, but we chrono’d ours at 87fps with a 0.2g BB, which is more than enough to reach across any of the rooms in Ai Towers), an infrared version is available for the same price that allows up to six tanks to battle it out, with sensors stopping a hit tank and activating light and sound effects.
Thanks to our friends at www.rc-tanks.net (a splinter cell of the fine chaps at Fire-Support), we’ve managed to secure this Tiger 1 in winter camouflage as a prize to one of you lucky people…
Santa’s got some gifts for the lads in Afghanistan, but Rudolf’s armour’s too heavy – find the jolly bearded one hitching a ride in one of the tanks on the rc-tanks website, then email email@example.com to tell them where you found him. Make sure you put “Ai Comp” in the subject line of your email. The competition closes on the 20th December, and the winner will be drawn at random, and notified on the 21st. Only one entry per household please!