Flying Toys



The first flying devices to use paper were kites in China about 2000 years ago. Early hot air balloons, such as the first balloons made by the Montgofier Brothers in France in the late 1750's, also used paper in their construction. Their early model balloons were all paper, and their first human-carrying balloons of 1783 were cloth lined with paper.

The origin of paper airplanes is somewhat of a mystery. The earliest reference to paper airplanes is possibly when Jack Northrop used paper airplanes in the 1930s to help form his ideas for flying wing airplanes. In a sense, those paper airplanes helped shape a corporation and led to the B-2 stealth bomber. Paper airplanes could likely have even inspired the Wright Brothers.

The origin of the kite is not totally certain but we do know that kites can be traced back at least 2000 years where they were used to fish by attaching bait to the tail. Some of the earliest kite tales whether fact or folklore involved their use by the ancient armies. One story is of the famous Chinese general, Han Hsin who, around 200 BC, was attempting to overthrow a tyrannical Emperor. He flew a kite directly over the Emperor's palace, then measured the string to determine how long to dig a tunnel that would bring the troops within the palace walls. They were of course victorious Emperor was overthrown.

Kite fighting was (and still is) a popular sport in many Eastern countries. In this game they would coat the string with powdered glass, sharp sand, ground pottery or anything sharp or abrasive in an attempt to cut the string of the opponent’s kite.


ARROWCOPTER DOUBLE

ARROWCOPTER DOUBLE $6.99

The Arrowcopter Double contains two high-flyer Arrowcopter toys! Each colorful Arrowcopter is capable of soaring 300 feet using the rubber band powered launcher.

ARROWCOPTER FLYING LIGHT

ARROWCOPTER FLYING LIGHT $5.99

The Arrowcopter Flying Light Glow-in-the-Dark toy is great fun when it's launched into the air and slowly falls to the ground with spinning wings! This kit includes one Lightstick, launcher, and rubberband.

ARROWCOPTER TOY

ARROWCOPTER TOY $3.99

The Arrowcopter Toy contains one high-flying Arrowcopter! This colorful Arrowcopter is capable of soaring 300 feet using the rubber band powered launcher. This set includes one outdoor flying toy and complete flight instructions. Colors are assorted.

FLYING SCIENCE KIT

FLYING SCIENCE KIT $9.99

With the Flying Science Kit you can make a cool propeller helicopter and 4 paper airplanes! Enjoy flying them outside while learning basic principles of aerodynamics. This kit is fun for the whole family! Contents of the Flying Science Kit:

Set of helicopter accessories 4 foam blades 1 rubber band 1 holographic sticker Double sided tape 4 paper airplane templates 4 color markers 10 paper clips Guiding string Instructions

JETFIRE GLIDERS - 2 STUNT PLANES

JETFIRE GLIDERS - 2 STUNT PLANES $3.99

Includes two high performance balsa wood stunt planes with large 12" wing spans. Easy to fly - soars up to 25 feet!

MONARCH BUTTERFLY KITE

MONARCH BUTTERFLY KITE $19.99

The Monarch Butterfly Kite is easy to assemble and easy to fly! Made of durable ripstop nylon, and built with a fiberglass frame for strength, this kite will provide hours of flying fun for young and old. This kit includes 120 feet of 30# flight line, features a 34" wingspan, and comes with complete instructions

SKY STREAK POWER PLANES

SKY STREAK POWER PLANES $5.99

Contains two high performance 12" wing span propeller powered airplanes that can soar up to 50 feet!

SKYRYDERS AG-18 SUPER BEAR

SKYRYDERS AG-18 SUPER BEAR $5.99

he Skyryders AG-18 Super Bear is rubber band powered and can fly over 100 yards! This easy-to-build model plane will provide hours of fun flying action.

SKYRYDERS AG-51 STALLION

SKYRYDERS AG-51 STALLION $5.99

The Skyryders AG-51 Stallion is rubber band powered and can fly over 100 yards! This easy-to-build model plane will provide hours of fun flying action

SKYRYDERS AG-WOLFHOUND

SKYRYDERS AG-WOLFHOUND $5.99

The Skyryders AG-Wolfhound is rubber band powered and can fly over 100 yards! This easy-to-build model plane will provide hours of fun flying action

DRAGONFLY KITE

DRAGONFLY KITE $19.99

The Dragonfly Kite is easy to assemble and easy to fly! Made of durable ripstop nylon, and built with a fiberglass frame for strength, this kite will provide hours of flying fun for young and old. This kit includes 120 feet of 30# flight line, features a 55" wingspan, and comes with complete instructions.

MINI DELTA KITE

MINI DELTA KITE $4.99

The Mini Delta Kite is easy to assemble and easy to fly! Made of durable ripstop nylon, and built with a fiberglass frame for strength, this kite will provide hours of flying fun for young and old. This kit includes lightwieght flight line, features a 20" wingspan, and comes with complete instructions.

WHITEWINGS AVIATION MILESTONES KIT

WHITEWINGS AVIATION MILESTONES KIT $19.99

The Whitewings Aviation Milestones Kit includes 6 model paper and balsa wood gliders that are based on their historical counterparts in the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum! Modern aviation has greatly benefited from the aeronautical contributions each plane has made. Achievements such as the Me 262's jet powered engines, the Bell X-1's breaking the sound barrier and the substantial "aviation firsts" of the other planes accelerated the pace of aviation and space flight development. The history of plane is described in an overview written by history experts from the Smithsonian. Planes includes in this set:

Messerschmitt Me 262 Bell X-1 Boeing 367-80 North American X-15 Hawker Siddeley XV-6A Kestrel Rutan Voyager

WHITEWINGS BIPLANES THREE MODEL KIT

WHITEWINGS BIPLANES THREE MODEL KIT $12.99

The Whitewings Biplanes Three Model Kit comes complete with all the pieces needed to build three beautiful Biplane gliders! The Negative Stagger Biplane, the Travel Air 4000, and the Flying Boat II each have their own unique designs and flight characteristics. Biplanes take a while longer to build than single wing gliders but the reward is an elegant flight unique to double wing aircraft. Glue not included. Contents of Whitewings Biplane Three Model Kit:

3 pre-cut balsa and paper gliders Easy-to-follow instructions Catapult launcher Complete flight instructions

WHITEWINGS F-14 TOMCAT SKY RACERS

WHITEWINGS F-14 TOMCAT SKY RACERS $3.99

The Whitewings F-14 Tomcat Sky Racer is an advanced flying glider modeled after the famous "Top Gun" fighter! Featuring realistic decals and able to fly over 100 yards, this is one serious glider. Contents of Whitewings F-14 Tomcat Sky Racer:

Pre-cut foam glider Realistic color scheme decals Catapult launcher

WHITEWINGS F/A-18 HORNET SKY RACERS

WHITEWINGS F/A-18 HORNET SKY RACERS $3.99

The Whitewings F/A-18 Hornet Sky Racer is an advanced flying glider modeled after the famous Boeing fighter! Featuring realistic decals and able to fly over 100 yards, this is one serious glider. Contents of Whitewings F/A-18 Hornet Sky Racer:

Flight and assembly manual Pre-cut foam glider Realistic color scheme decals Catapult launcher

WHITEWINGS HIGH PERFORMANCE GLIDERS MODEL KIT

WHITEWINGS HIGH PERFORMANCE GLIDERS MODEL KIT $13.99

This kit contains a 24 page flight manual booklet, 6 pre-cut special kent paper, 6 pre-cut balsa fuselages, and a catapult launcher