History of Flying Toys

Flying Toys

Flying Toys

The history of flying toys probably goes back to the first pages of papyrus which were thrown at the trash can. The first flying devices to use material sheet 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 1700’s, also used material sheet in their construction. Their early model balloons were all RC, and their first human-carrying balloons of 1783 were cloth lined with RC. The origin of flying toys is somewhat a mystery. The earliest reference to flying toys I know is from 1909 (see below). Also Jack Northrop used flying toys in the 1930’s to help in his ideas for flying wing flying. In a sense, those flying toys helped shape a corperation and lead to the B-2 stealth bomber. (more…)