What Are Balloon Powered Race Cars?
What is Balloon Powered Race Cars? Balloon powered cars for kids and racing? This is a question I have been asked quite a bit lately. These cars are not the same as regular race cars because they are powered by an inflated sphere, or "balloon," which is filled with air.
There are many toy cars that run on regular gasoline but run poorly as a result of poor design, poor materials, and poor craftsmanship. Many manufacturers just slap an ordinary gas tank on the toy car and call it a race car. They are cheap race cars with plastic bodies and no engine to push them. This is why balloon powered cars for kids are so unique and popular.
As the balls burst, the air that was in the ball passed over the rubber wheels and created a little gas that pushed the car forward. The driver then used the horn and brake lights to maneuver the car through the course of the race. The balloons would typically last about ten minutes before needing to be deflated. Most were designed to be played with indoors, or in a specially designed room where the air could be pumped in inside.
The first time I saw this concept for a toy car, I was actually laughing because it was so ridiculous. But the more I thought about it, the more excited I got. Kids love to play outside, and it's hard to argue with kids when they are having fun running around outside playing in the yard or running on the beach. And, this is also a very inexpensive way to get your children outside, whether it is to play Frisbee or some other game. They don't have to own a Frisbee, they can play with a balloon that looks like a Frisbee.
Today, the ballooned cars are taking a new design to the next level. Although the original concept has always been around, the new versions I am seeing have a much higher-tech look to them. The balloons are being made of much stronger materials than they were in the past, which makes the cars a bit heavier than they were originally.
What are Balloon Powered race cars? They are a great idea for kids and adults. There are more than one type of ballooned car, which gives kids many more options for how they want to play. Although they are considered "roller-coaster" type toys, the kids really don't have anything to grip on to, which creates an awesome high-flying experience. Parents love that there is never any damage caused to the balloons either, and you won't have to keep buying new ones since they burst and deflate as soon as they are released.