Kid love airplanes; there’s something about airplanes that all kids find fascinating. Here are cute toy planes that will make wonderful gifts for your little ones.
Large Throwing Foam Planes
Easy to use and fun to play with. Made from EPP foam, these are safe to use and manually operated. Just throw them in the air, and it will travel the distance.
The best thing about these glider planes is that it allows for inexpensive fun.
The design is simple; kids love to make paper airplanes anyway, this design takes it a step further. And because it uses foam, these toys are almost indestructible (although with kids you never know what’s going to happen to the toy).
On most of these throwing foam places, you can easily make some adjustments to the tail, which allows the plane to take a different trajectory (depending on the setting selected).
FLIGHT MODES – These planes can operate in a couple of modes – Glider mode and reversal mode. There are two slits in the tail of the plane. Inserting the wing in the lower slit makes the plane fly in glider mode, and inserting it in the upper hole will make the plane fly in reversal (boomerang) mode.
Almost no assembly needed (and don’t need batteries), just place the wing and tail in position and you are good to go.
Not just kids, but the whole family can enjoy these making them great toys for family-bonding; use them in the backyard, sand beach, yard, park and other places.
These are available in varying sizes and sold as bundles of multiple pieces. Checkout this large throwing foam place that also comes with a parachute toy.
Electric Glider Plane for Kids
These are also foam based glider planes that needs to be thrown in the air, but it comes with a small motor that lets the plane be in air for about 10 to 15 seconds. Its a great deal of fun for the kids but you definitely needs a bigger place otherwise there is a risk that the plane can get caught in the tree or may enter someone else’s house.
Dimensions: 12.2 x 3.78 x 1.85 inches. After a few flights the motor will need to be recharged, which is easily done through the built-in USB charging point.
This electric glider is not only lightweight but also safe for kids to play with. It can be easily put together and comes with an USB charger. So, take your plane to the beach, garden, and open area for lots of fun.
Aeroplane / Rocket: Art
Make Aeroplane / Rocket: Craft Ideas
Cut the following shapes: 1 big rectangle, 3 rectangles, 3 circles and 8 thin strips made of colored papers. Stick them as suggested in the image and your rocket is ready.
Read: More papercraft ideas for kids.
Airplanes For Kids: Buying Guide
Planes have always fascinated us from the time Wright Brothers invented this flying machine. Here are some interesting facts about the Big Birds.
Airplanes have been used for transportation of goods and people, military and more. Most airplanes are flown by a pilot onboard the aircraft, but some like drones are designed to be remotely or computer-controlled.
Orville and Wilbur Wright flew the first flight on December 23, 1903, in North Carolina. The plane flew for 12 seconds and traveled a distance of 120 feet. It was built of wood and was named Kitty Hawk.
There are thousands of parts in an airplane. The main parts are:
- FUSELAGE – The fuselage holds the airplane structure together and houses passengers or cargo. Modern aircraft fuselage may accommodate up to 800 passengers and over 112,700 kilograms of cargo.
- COCKPIT – The cockpit holds the command and control section for controlling the airplane on the ground as well as when flying.
- ENGINES – Engines generate power and provide hydraulic and electricity. Modern aircraft use different types of engines, although jet engines are favored by most commercial airliners.
- UNDERCARRIAGE – The undercarriage, also known as landing gear, provides a platform for the aircraft to stand, also plays an important role in landing and take-off.
Antonov An-25 is the largest and also the heaviest aircraft in the world. It first took flight on 21 December 1988. It is used to transport extremely heavy loads such as rocket boosters.
Largest commercial airplane
The largest commercial airplane is the Airbus A380. It was introduced in 2006 and includes beds, showers, libraries, kitchens, dining halls and much more. The aircraft can carry 853 passengers in total.
Concorde was the world’s fastest commercial aircraft. It took Concorde just three and a half hours to travel from New York to Paris while it took other commercial aircraft around eight hours. It made its first flight on March 2, 1969, from France but was discontinued from flying on October 24, 2003, due to various incidents.
Bumble Bee II is the world’s smallest piloted airplane. Its first flight was on 8 May 1988. Unfortunately, that aircraft was destroyed in a crash not long after setting the record.
The Cri-Cri is the world’s smallest airplane. The plane is very light and environment friendly with zero carbon dioxide emissions. It can fly for 30 minutes at a speed of 110 kilometers per hour with just the pilot.
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