Helicopter for Kids

I want one of these in my backyard! From the Lewiston Morning Tribune, Nov 9, 1968:

     Posted By: Alex - Wed Aug 29, 2012
     Category: Inventions

That had to be the coolest dad on the block. All I had was a bicycle.
Posted by KDP on 08/29/12 at 09:19 AM
Can you see this happening today where a simple tree-house brings law suits and dodgeball is a "dangerous sport" that needs to be outlawed!

It is KEWL though.
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 08/29/12 at 10:12 AM
I did put a washing machine engine on a bicycle when I was about 12. It was a gas engine. It was direct drive with no clutch or brakes. I totalled it in a hedge after only 5 miles of use. It is a wonder that we survived childhood before all the PC rules.
Posted by BMN on 08/29/12 at 12:12 PM
Ustawuz growing up was a right of passage that weeded the stupid and/or unlucky out of the gene pool. Sadly, those days are past.
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 08/29/12 at 12:17 PM
You are already "flying high" enough of the time Alex .. :coolhmm:
Posted by BrokeDad in Midwest US on 08/29/12 at 05:00 PM
Hell, I climbed trees and the tv tower to play on the roof of dad's tv shop. Our swings were set into blacktop and we had a a big metal structure on chains that we pushed around a pole till it was would up and then jumped on for the ride. If you didn't get on good it would throw you several yards (happened to my sister). We also had a giant 'alligator swing, four tractor seats and the 4 kids pumped the handles and foot pedals to get it going. We used to get it going so high, no safety harnesses or anything there either. I think you are right Expat, our childhoods were a test to weed out the terminally stupid. :lol:
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 08/29/12 at 07:57 PM
I just saw on a news show an item about the worlds worst mom. Leonore Skenazy if I wrote it down right. Don't BUBBLE WRAP your kids!
Posted by BMN on 09/01/12 at 08:54 AM
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