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The Original Flying Turtle® (Multiple Colors)

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  • Dr. Toy Award Winner
  • Parents Choice Recommended
  • Recommended for kids ages 3-12
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WARNING:
CHOKING HAZARD -- Small parts. Not for children under 3 yrs.

Product Description

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Fun and fast, the Original Flying Scooter is a kid-powered seated scooter that provides hours of indoor/outdoor play for children aged 3 to 12 years old. This award-winning toy's unique method of propulsion has made it the subject of studies in experimental nonlinear physics--but we like it for the good times it provides. Simply sit on the molded seat, put your feet on the chrome handle bars, and swing the handlebars side to side to propel yourself forward on level surfaces.

Ready for vigorous play, the Flying Turtle can handle up to 150 pounds and is constructed with a high-quality molded plastic seat, a chrome-colored, powder-coated handlebar, and polyurethane wheels. Great for indoors or outdoors, the Flying Turtle can be ridden on linoleum or hardwood floors, as the polyurethane wheels will not leave marks or scratches. It works great on concrete or asphalt surfaces and on the sidewalk or driveway outside.

Kid-tested and kid-approved, the Flying Turtle was originally designed by a retired Boeing engineer in the 1970s for his grandson. He used a tractor seat on the prototype model that still resembles the seat of today. The Flying Turtle's front wheels are connected to the handlebars by a lever in such a way that the torque applied to the handlebars when the rider swings them causes a lateral friction force by the wheels on the ground and accelerates the car forward.

Safety tips:

  • Always ride seated, with feet on the handlebars, and wear shoes
  • Only one rider at a time
  • It is not recommended to ride on or near inclines, roadways, or stairs

Awards:

  • Winner of Dr. Toy's Best Classic Toy Award
  • Parents Magazine's Best Toys of the Year
  • Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Gold Award
  • National Parenting Publications Gold Award

Specifications:

  • Recommended for children 3 to 12 years old
  • Maximum weight capacity: 150 pounds
  • Molded plastic seat
  • Chrome-colored, powder-coated handlebar
  • Polyurethane wheels
  • Ride indoors or out
  • Seated position is two-inches off the ground
  • Comes fully assembled
  • Made in the USA

Manufacturer Warranty
One-year warranty for home use only

Product Description

Fun and fast, the Original Flying Scooter is a kid-powered seated scooter that provides hours of indoor/outdoor play for children aged 3 to 12 years old. This award-winning toy's unique method of propulsion has made it the subject of studies in experimental nonlinear physics, but we like it for the good times it provides. Simply sit on the molded seat, put your feet on the chrome handle bars, and swing the handlebars side to side to propel yourself forward on level surfaces.

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  • ASIN: B0018DFAQW
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (137 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #7,472 in Sports & Outdoors (See Top 100 in Sports & Outdoors)
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Customer Reviews

My grandson loves his Flying Turtle and rides it every day.
Knitty Kittty
My granddaughters are 4, 7, and 9 years old, and they all love it!
faith247
This is a fun toy and gives children exercise while having fun.
Gloria J. Peterson

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

35 of 38 people found the following review helpful By T. Leach VINE VOICE on January 6, 2008
Color Name: Purple
This is a fun toy and the kids get a lot of amused looks when they ride on it. It works well when the conditions are right, and not at all when they are wrong. The "right" conditions are a flat and smooth surface (asphalt or concrete - doesn't matter) that is completely free of gravel or any any debris. Under those conditions, the design works fine. Just sit on it, start moving the handles, and the motion of the front wheels "magically" pulls you along. A little pricey for what you get and the limited usefulness, but it's a fun toy if the price doesn't matter and you have the right space to use it. (Let me emphasize again - if you don't have these conditions, you'll NEVER use it.)
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17 of 18 people found the following review helpful By Rebecca on November 14, 2006
Color Name: Green
I got a flying turtle the Christmas I was 4 years old. That was 36 Christmases ago and my mother still has it. All 12 of her grandchildren have enjoyed riding the 'turtle' and it still works almost as good as new. The tires could use replacing, but what do you expect after that long!? I think she said she paid a whopping $25 for it in 1970! So the price hasn't gone up that much if you count inflation!
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By A. ADAMS on December 14, 2009
Would you rollerskate in snow or ride your bike in the water or even take your snowboard on the gravel and then get mad that your not having any fun???!!! NO!! The people that complain about the toy because of surface areas are NUTS!! Of course you need a flat surface area...duh! I have 4 kids and neighborhood kids over all the time and they ALL want this one. I have to use a timer (literally) when I pull this thing out. The kids see it out and all come to watch and wait for there 5 minutes (thats how long I set my timer for) It makes sharp turns, it can build speed and if you wipe out then you are so close to the ground that you don't get all scratched up. I have seen ages between 3 to 10 on it and having fun. If you are too tall then your knees have to fold up into your chest too much and you can't build momentum.

We have the industral version but they are very similar, we bought this as a PT tool for our son with delays and has been a huge hit! He loves it and loves to show other children how to do it. He still doesn't have good balance at 7 for a bike and gets left behind from neighborhood kids on a bike so with this HE can be just as fast as the other kids!

It doesn't look like a scooter, rollerblades, bike, or skatboard so all the neighborhood kids want to come and have fun with it when we get it out. My kids have all the outside toys that I have mentioned and this is the most popular.

Is it pricey? Yes, and you DO have to have the right surface but that is not a reason to give it less then 5 stars. We like to take it to the park with the tennis courts and basketball courts because they have a very smooth surfaces and you can really get going.

ONLY DOWNFALL....The kids have to wait their turn, we only have 1.
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13 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Michele F. Russo on January 11, 2007
Color Name: Green
My kids love it! They ride them everyday! Very well manufactured. Great toy and great exercise for the upper body!
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Angelsent on February 22, 2009
Color Name: Purple
This is our 2nd Flying Turtle, the first of which was a gift from Santa, to my son at Christmas. My 10 year old son fell in love with his turtle and soon after Christmas both my 5 year old daughter and 11 year old son wanted one. I decided to purchase another for my daughter's birthday and both continue to be great fun for everyone. Even though my daughter has brachial plexus palsy, which keeps her from using her right arm it does deter her from having a fantastic time with the Flying Turtle. She is able to ride it with absolutely no problems and is actually better at it than her brothers. She is able to steer the flying Turtle with her other arm easily and her feet help her to propel it forward.
Now that we have two, I am even able to ride with the kids and it supports my adult frame without problem.
Now I need to buy a third for my 11 year old who has been wanting one as well but whose birthday isn't until the summer.
I would definitly recommend it to a friend.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By N. Karlin on June 19, 2009
The flying turtle is very fun. I like it very much. It can probably handle anything. It goes fast. I got it on June 19th 2009.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By B.Spacey on June 24, 2009
Color Name: Green Verified Purchase
A home version of the ones you see in kids parks.
Well built (in USA) and sturdy, and my kids (7 & 11) love it!
You need a large, flat, smooth area to ride.
Just put your feet on the handlebars, pull the handlebars left and right, and it goes.

When I bought it Amazon had the best price/shipping deal I found.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By ppgoodpears on April 30, 2009
We just bought our Flying Turtle at SAVERS for $2.99 and it is so great that I might have paid $299.99. Well, maybe not that much but it is a really fun, well made ride-on toy that my son and I love to play with. My son is 9 and thinks it is awesome. Buy one.
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