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Hand-propelled toy helicopter

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A toy helicopter of the type that was designed by Alphonse Pénaud was given to Wilbur and Orville Wright by their father Milton. It made such an impression on the boys that it inspired them to develop their own airplane that would someday carry a person into flight. The Wright brothers have credited him as an important predecessor and attributed part of their success to the contributions of Pénaud. This toy helicopter is not intended to be a replica, but a nod to that inspiration that had an impact on the brothers.

Try it and see if it inspires your young ones resulting with a similar twinkle in their eyes.

Flight instructions

Step one (HOLD): Hold stick firmly at back of left palm with right finger tips. Be sure your fingers remain straight. Keep thumbs down. Always tilt forward away from self and others.

Step two (AIM): Tilt stick forward at an angle as you spin it.

Step three (LAUNCH): Spin the prop counter clockwise. Always push right hand forward. Squeeze and roll stick down left hand all the way past left finger tips and it will fly!

Caution: Never point the propeller at your or other’s face.

Features

  • Hardwood
  • Precision made
  • Soars, hovers & returns
  • Flies up to 50 feet
  • Made in the U.S.A.

Product description

A toy helicopter of the type that was designed by Alphonse Pénaud was given to Wilbur and Orville Wright by their father Milton. It made such an impression on the boys that it inspired them to develop their own airplane that would someday carry a person into flight. The Wright brothers have credited him as an important predecessor and attributed part of their success to the contributions of Pénaud. This toy helicopter is not intended to be a replica, but a nod to that inspiration that had an impact on the brothers.

Try it and see if it inspires your young ones resulting with a similar twinkle in their eyes.

Flight instructions

Step one (HOLD): Hold stick firmly at back of left palm with right finger tips. Be sure your fingers remain straight. Keep thumbs down. Always tilt forward away from self and others.

Step two (AIM): Tilt stick forward at an angle as you spin it.

Step three (LAUNCH): Spin the prop counter clockwise. Always push right hand forward. Squeeze and roll stick down left hand all the way past left finger tips and it will fly!

Caution: Never point the propeller at your or other’s face.

Features

  • Hardwood
  • Precision made
  • Soars, hovers & returns
  • Flies up to 50 feet
  • Made in the U.S.A.

Product specifications

Weight 1 lbs
Dimensions 8 x 1 x 9 in
The Wright Family's Hawthorn Hill family home in Oakwood

In early 1912, the brothers bought 17 acres of land in Oakwood, a suburb of Dayton. The brothers and their sister Katharine worked together on the design of the new house. Tragically, Wilbur died from typhoid fever on May 30, 1912 just before construction began. He was 45 years old. in April 1914, Orville, Katharine and the Bishop moved into the house.

Support the Wright brothers’ legacy

A percentage of the license royalties from the sale of The Wright Brothers® merchandise goes to The Wright Brothers Family Foundation, whose focus is on preservation of Hawthorn Hill, the Wright brothers’ family home in the Oakwood suburb of Dayton, and on promoting the hometown legacy of the Wright brothers while supporting various aviation heritage causes worldwide.

Place a visit to Dayton on your bucket list and explore the Birthplace of Aviation. The National Aviation Heritage Area (NAHA) includes various Wright brothers sites including the Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historical Park, Dayton History, Woodland Historic Cemetery & Arboretum, Wright B Flyer, Inc, Wright State University Wright Archives and more.

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