From Miniature Smartphone-Enabled Helicopters to Paper Plane-Spewing Guns

By: Alyson Wyers - Jan 28, 2015
Humans can't fly on their own, so naturally it makes sense that the concept of flight has grabbed hold of our imaginations, resulting in everything from innovative modes of transportation to flying toys intended for children. This toy collection looks at air-born toys for both kids and adults that are both low and high tech.

On one end of the spectrum, you have flying toys like DIY Kite Kits that provide young people with all the supplies they need to make their own. While this kite-making kit relies on creativity and the wind to work, toys like paper airplanes are getting a tech-fueled makeover. The PowerUp 3.0 app-controlled paper airplane is the perfect example. Sleek helicopter drones take things to the next level as they're controlled with wifi signals.