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FlyTech Dragonfly

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  • Unique indoor flyer: Capable of manoeuvring in tight spaces
  • FlyTech Dragonfly flaps its wings like a real insect
  • The dragonfly can take off from any smooth surface, soar, dive-bomb, hover and glide silently for soft landings
  • Built using a durable carbon-fiber structure
  • Light weight design protects home interiors.
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Product Information

Technical Details
Item Weight898 g
Product Dimensions41.9 x 8.6 x 31.2 cm
Batteries:6 AA batteries required.
Manufacturer recommended age:8 - 12 years
Item model number4031
Number of Puzzle Pieces2
Assembly RequiredNo
Batteries Required?Yes
Batteries Included?No
Remote Control Included?Yes
  
Additional Information
ASINB000NI60PS
Best Sellers Rank 115,943 in Toys & Games (See top 100)
Shipping Weight898 g
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Date First Available1 Jan. 2006
  
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Product Safety

This product is subject to specific safety warnings
  • Warning: Not suitable for children under 3 years. For use under adult supervision
  • Warning: Toy inside. Adult supervision recommended
  • Warning: Only for domestic use

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Product Description

Now this, we are particularly proud of. The world's first radio-controlled flying insect, the FlyTech Dragon Fly. The FlyTech Dragon Fly has a dual-wing design, with no propellers. Translation: it flaps its wings exactly like a real dragonfly. This means it is incredibly aerobatic, in fact it hovers, glides, dives, and lands in much the same way as a real insect would. All you need is a flat surface from which it can take off. The world's first radio controlled flying insect, FlyTech Dragonfly is a fun RC flyer that's easy or challenging depending upon the skill level setting you choose - Beginner or Expert Mode. Simply charge the dragonfly using the remote controller and take it to the skies. Using the long distance RF remote controller, you can fly the dragonfly up to 50 feet (15m) away. It has a huge advantage over other flying devices as well. Thanks to the FlyTech Dragonfly's ultra-light durable carbon fibre body it can be flown indoors or outdoors, easily absorbing the rough and tumble of both. It is easily controlled with a two channel digital remote which dictates the Dragonfly's speed, direction and height, allowing you to perform stunts that other fixed wing devices are not capable of. The controller enables 20 minute charge to give up to 7 minutes of flight, and the insect features light up LED eyes to alert you to the Dragonfly's status. Indeed, it is an aeronautical marvel. Just proceed with caution when using around the dog. Please Note: Have twice the fun - the FlyTech Dragonfly is avaliable on 2 frequencies; fly the FlyTech R/C Dragonfly Green 40MHz at the same time.

Amazon.co.uk Review

Navigating the Dragon Fly is a treat on all levels. As he dips and dives through the air, this little beast is an incredible robot. So it's easy to see why he won the following awards.

POPULAR MECHANICS EDITOR’S CHOICE AWARD -FlyTech Dragonfly received the CES 2007 Popular Mechanics Editor’s Choice Award

POPULAR SCIENCE BEST OF CES 2007 - FlyTech Dragonfly received Popular Science "Best of CES 2007" recognition.

PC MAGAZINE - FlyTech Dragonfly received a 4 Stars Rating

THE NATIONAL PARENTING CENTER - FlyTech Dragonfly received The National Parenting Center’s Seal of Approval

IPARENTING MEDIA AWARDS - FlyTech Dragonfly was the iParenting Media Award winner and iParenting Media Hot Award winner.


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Customer Reviews

3.6 out of 5 stars

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103 of 105 people found the following review helpful By Big Ben TOP 1000 REVIEWER on 3 Aug. 2007
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Well, I'm not that young anymore, and my friend's son could fly one of these indoors on his first attempt (in a pretty large hall) but our rooms are too small/low/cluttered to allow this, so we had to wait for a calmer day and try it outside.
It's cleverly made, and tougher than it looks. After one month, still no breakages, but ours is a fairly big old garden. It would not stand much abuse from (say) a very small kid or enthusiastic dog. It's not meant for that. Fisher-Price do that sort of thing.
That it flies at all is amazing, a real triumph of ingenuity, and it stays up for longer than one might expect - ours will go for somewhere around 15 minutes if we remember to look at the clock - but each charge is worth a half hour of entertainment at least - what with recovering it from our bushes and trees. Like most battery flyers it recovers a bit after a rest and will often give you another minute or two - we rarely fly for much more than a few minutes at a stretch.
Flying was a disappointment at first.
It flew, yes, but it semed to dive for the ground as soon as it was turned. The problem was we were out in too much wind with insufficient skill. Not more than a light breeze, but smoke was moving and the top leaves of the trees were too. It prefers still air for beginners.
It also prefers to have its ribbon tail attached. This makes a serious improvement to its stability and it becomes a delight to fly on 'expert' mode - this allows steeper turns to be made by beginners without spiralling in, and increases usable manoeverability.
It also helps if you reduce power slightly before making a turn, apply it again afterwards, and 'prod' or 'nudge' the steering stick rather than try to steer it like a car.
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55 of 56 people found the following review helpful By Cars Crazy Man on 20 July 2007
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I have just got this for my 14th birthday. At first, I found it very difficult to fly, but I then put the Dragonfly on 'EXPERT' mode. This makes the Dragonfly much easier to turn, and makes the experience much more enjoyable. I don't know haw many times I've crashed it into a wall, or a door or whatever, you name it, and it keeps going. I crashed it a bazzillion times and I haven't needed to replace the wings or anything. I think that this thing is great value for money, as it's a really good fun, flying machine!
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39 of 40 people found the following review helpful By A on 7 Nov. 2007
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I can understand people who have been frustrated trying to get these things to fly but don't give up!

First of all I would recommend a fair bit of space to get a feel for the controls and I would say leave the riband on the tail to start with. If you get a dead calm day take it to a field or park. Secondly (and probably the most important thing) do not use too much throttle, just a touch is enough (especially indoors), if you give it too much it will just climb and stall. To start with I would also try flying in circles until you get the hang of the throttle (means you only have to worry about one control).It really is just a case of being very light on the controls but once you get the hang of it it is amazing to watch.

Build quality wise it looks a lot more fragile than it is; I think the only way to break it is to stand on it! As long as it is not deliberatly abused it will last a long time. It also comes with a spare set of wings and also a spare tail rotor - which is taped to the plastic bag for the remote ariel so watch you don't throw it out by mistake. The only thing is the paint rubs off it quite quickly but you can just repaint it yourself.

They are also available in two control frequencies ( Green or Blue Dragonfly) so two people can fly at the same time.

All in all an amazing flying machine. My father who is retired was absolutley entranced with it so I bought him one for his birthday. Truly something which can be enjoyed whether you are 7 or 70.
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55 of 58 people found the following review helpful By Dan James on 4 Jun. 2007
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Outstanding toy! Best flying toy I've seen for a while! You have to see this fly to believe it and I would recommend it to anyone. When I got mine delivered I did the sensible thing of practising in my front room first. Initially I crashed it in to everything, luckily it's been designed to bounce off things so I didn't break anything and the Dragonfly was unscathed too. Once practiced and mastered it on beginner and expert modes and learnt a bit more about it I took it outside which was a whole different ball game. You have to adjust and learn to compensate for breeze etc and learn new flying skills but that's the fun of this toy, each step is a learning curve and you have to develop your skill. It's not as hard to fly as some make out, my little brother loves it and can fly it almost as well as me and he's 8.
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24 of 25 people found the following review helpful By T. Townsend on 5 Sept. 2007
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Bought for my 10 year old, he loves it. You need to be patient to get to grips with flying this thing. You need to trim the weight of the 'tail' with blu tak to get a long flight. All good educational stuff for him. After many crashes, it is still in perfect order. Stop the flapping if you see it is about to crash, saves the wings.

If you expect to be an expert flying it around the office after 5 minutes - forget it!
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18 of 19 people found the following review helpful By J. Pollitt on 3 Nov. 2007
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My seven year old son got this bought for him for his birthday and he loves it. He could fly it on his first go. We have been flying it inside the house and out in the garden and it has done well on both and we havn't got a big house or garden. It charges up quick and I think seven minutes is long enough flying time as kids get bored easily. It is a tough thing too which suprised me. But I can see us going through a few pairs of wings until my son becomes an expert. A great toy and a lot of fun for any age.
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