Brainstorm Toys The Original Flying Bird
- Mechanical toy flies by flapping its tear-proof wings up to 25 metres
- Powered by a high quality rubber band and mechanism
- Turn the handle, release the switch and launch
- Adjust tail angle to achieve different flight angle
- No batteries required
This amazing flying bird has been delighting kids of all ages for over forty years. The patented mechanical toy flies by flapping its tear-proof wings up to 25 metres, powered by a high quality rubber band and mechanism. Simply pull the lever under the right wing, hold the bird upside down and turn the handle 50 times. Lift the tail and adjust the angle to achieve the desired flight direction, this enables the bird to climb and turn. Finally press the switch under the right wing, once the wings begin to flap, gently launch the bird into the wind but do not throw.
Designed in France in 1969 by Gérard De Ruymbeke, this patented flying bird is an ornithopter. From the Greek words ornithos “bird” and pteron “wing”, an ornithopter is any aircraft that flies by flapping its wings. Birds were the inspiration to Leonardo da Vinci when he designed an ornithopter in 1490. He never saw the ornithopter fly however, because it was heavy and required too much energy to produce lift and thrust. In 1929 a human-powered ornithopter, constructed by Alexander Lippisch, was towed into the air and glided. The first toy ornithopter was sold in Paris in 1879.
Brainstorm Toys is a new range of fun, educational and interactive toys that brings together a host of fascinating items. The aim of Brainstorm Toys branded products is to entertain children but also inspire them to learn more about their environment.
Dispatch & Deliveries
We aim to dispatch all orders the same or next day. There might be the odd occasion when we take longer than this, but we will e-mail you to let you know if this is going to happen, and the reason why.
For standard UK deliveries we use Royal Mail's 48 hour delivery service. We also offer the option to upgrade to First Class Delivery or Special Next Day Delivery (weekday deliveries only). Larger and multiple items are sent by courier. Alternatively, if you wish to collect yourself, or have other collection means in operation, then we can accommodate this.
For deliveries outside the UK we use Royal Mail's International Service for smaller items, which again has proved reliable and speedy (this service incurs a 2kg weight limit). When an order is over 2kg we send via Fedex who offer an exceptional service and rates. Deliveries to Europe normally take around 2 to 5 days, whilst the rest of the world takes up to 2-7 days.
Our shipping rates are as follows:
|UK 2nd Class||0.00 kg - 2.00 kg||FREE|
|UK 1st Class||0.00 kg - 2.00 kg||£2.00|
|UK Special Delivery (Next Day)*||0.00 kg - 2.00 kg||£6.95|
|UK Medium Parcel||2.1 kg - 5.00 kg||£5.00|
|UK Heavy Goods||5.1 kg - 10.00 kg||£10.00|
UK Very Heavy Goods 10.1 kg - 20.00 kg £15.00
* For Next Day Special Delivery please place order before 11am (maximum weight of 2.00kg).
|Europe Small Goods||0.00 kg - 1.00 kg||£3.50 GBP|
|Europe Small Parcel Rate||1.1 kg - 2.00 kg||£4.50 GBP|
|Europe Large Parcel Rate||2.1 kg - 5.00 kg||£8.00 GBP|
|International Shipments (Large)||5.1 kg - 9.0 kg||£20.00 GBP|
|Smaller Parcel International Rate||0.00 kg - 2.00 kg||£8.00 GBP|
|Small Parcel International||2.1 kg - 5.00 kg||£14.00 GBP|
This charge will be added to your order at checkout and payment
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Please send any returns to: Liberty Trading, Returns Department, 3 Norman Court, Albion Road, Carlton Industrial Estate, Barnsley, South Yorkshire, S71 3TE, UK.
You will be responsible for paying for your own postage costs for returning your item. Return postage costs are non-refundable. Only damaged/faulty items will have the return postage cost refunded.
Once your return is received and inspected, If you are approved, your refund will be processed, and a credit will automatically be applied to your credit card or original method of payment, within 10 days of receipt of the goods back by us.
We only replace items if they are defective or damaged. If you need to exchange it for the same item, send us an email at email@example.com and send your item back to us for an exchange.