Turbo Flyer – A back to basics model airplane kit


If you enjoyed playing with paper airplanes as a kid or now as an adult, the Turbo Flyer kits from Tait Design Company will put a smile on your face. These easy to assemble balsa wood model kits have been designed to fly up to 50 feet without electronics, batteries or anything more than a quick snap of your wrist. They are made in the USA of light weight balsa wood, with non-toxic water-based ink graphics.

Turbo Flyers by Tait Design Co. are available in several colors and are priced starting at $18 individually and $60 for a 4 color set.

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  • Andrew Baker February 3, 2014, 12:22 am

    Sort of relevant (at least it triggered this memory)

    I received this

    as a white elephant gift a few years ago. It turned out to be such a fun paper airplane book. I was always tossing these around at work. I would make them while on the phone. So much fun.

  • MerryMarjie February 3, 2014, 8:20 am

    Everything old is new again! I remember playing with little balsa wood airplanes when I was a child so I clicked on this precisely because I wanted to know what one would charge for these in 2014.

    It does seem like $18 could be a fair price these days, but it made me choke on my coffee, wishing that I had socked away dozens of the airplanes when they were ten cents each so long ago!

  • jhon February 3, 2014, 1:55 pm

    $18? They have them at the local hobby shop for under $2 (some under $1). The most expensive is like $5.99 with LANDING GEAR.

    Granted, the packaging is far better than the little plastic wrap at the hobby store, but I’m not sure it’s THAT much better.

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