This incredible life-like bird can fly over 20 metres with its realistic wing flapping action. Just crank the handle to wind the bird up, and let him sore! Timmy is an Ornithopter, a mechanical device that flies by flapping its wings like a bird. Manufactured in France, Timmy is powered by an internal rubber-band attached to a mechanism, which quickly moves his wings up and down. He is an educational marvel, great for home or classroom fun!
What you get
Colourful Timmy Bird in a blister pack. Includes a spare rubber band.
How does it work
By watching the Timmy Bird, you can better understand the mechanics of flight. The energy for his flight action is generated from a simple rubber-band powered motor housed in Timmy's underbelly - no batteries or wires needed. Simple crank Timmy's built-in winding mechanism until it offers resistance, then let him soar into the air. The rapid beat of his wings creates the power, and the tilt of his tail provides the lift to maintain flight. Straight and circular flight patterns can be achieved by simple adjustments to Timmy's tail feathers. There are endless options for flight and experimentation.
- Flight mechanics
- Forces involved in flight: thrust, lift, drag, gravity
- Energy: potential (or stored) and kinetic (or movement)
WARNING: CHOKING HAZARD - Small Parts. Not for children under 3 years.
|Age Group||5-6 Years, 7-8 Years, 9-10 Years, 11-12 Years, 12+ Years|
What are the shipping costs?
FREE Shipping is available on all orders over $120 to anywhere in Australia!
Orders under the value of $120 incur a low flat rate shipping cost of only $9.95 to anywhere in Australia.
Express, Registered and International delivery options are also available. The cost for these premium shipping services will be automatically calculated during the checkout process. Please conact us if you have any queries with these services.
In some cases we may need to apply a shipping surcharge to large or fragile items, especially to remote or non-urban locations. You will be contacted by us for confirmation if this additional charge is applicable.
How long will it take for my order to arrive?.
You should receive your order within 2 to 4 working days, although to some regional and out back areas it can take up to 2 working days longer. Orders going to WA also take a little longer, up to 6 working days.
All standard orders are shipped using Australia Post's eParcel service, so you'll be kept fully informed of the progress of your order during its journey to you. Aside from receiving regular email updates, you can enter your tracking number into Australia Post's website at any time for information about the delivery status of your order.
International delivery will take from between 1 to 4 weeks depending on the destination and potential customs clearance delays.
When will my order be shipped?
We ship every Victorian business day. Orders received and paid for by 12pm AEST time will generally be shipped the same day.
If you require your order urgently, we have a next day delivery express service available.
What locations do you ship to?
We ship to both Australian and International customers.
What shipping options are available?
The majority of orders are shipped using Australia Post's trackable eParcel service, with larger orders being sent by national courier.
We also have options for express or registered post. A number of international delivery options are also available. These can be selected during checkout.