Air Devils Toy

Kids today, with their ubiquitous sophisticated remote-control helicopters, don't know how lucky they have it, over previous generations with their more primitive toys.

But why did we have so much fun?
     Posted By: Paul - Sat Feb 02, 2013
     Category: Toys | Advertising | 1970s

The kid isn't in the plane and he's controlling it so it is a drone! Shades of Ender's Game.
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 02/02/13 at 11:46 AM
Remember the paratrooper army guy? You threw him up in the air and the little piece of plastic attached to him floated (plummeted) him to the ground.
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 02/03/13 at 03:29 PM
When I was in my early teens I had something similar although it was much larger, powered with a little gas engine for use outdoors. To use you held onto a handle with two lines attached to the ailerons of the plane and it went round you in an orbit. Sort of like swinging a rock on a string.

The only drawback was you got so dizzy it was a race between running out of fuel or stumbling and dropping over. Then came cheap electronic controls and full featured model planes replaced the old round and rounders.
Posted by KDP on 02/04/13 at 02:58 PM
Commenting is not available in this channel entry.