Timmy Bird

This incredible life-like bird can fly over 20 metres. No batteries or wires needed.
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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!

Age: 4+

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.

More Information
Length (cm) 20
Width (cm) 4
Height (cm) 30
Age Group 5-6 Years, 7-8 Years, 9-10 Years, 11-12 Years, 12+ Years
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