Radio Flyer Drone Toy

Radio Flyer drone toy RC transforming 2019 dave delisle davesgeekyideas daves geeky ideas

Here is a Radio Flyer that transforms into a radio and a flyer! It’s a gimmicky toy I’ve been thinking about for awhile. It combines a modern radio-controlled drone with a toy wagon that was popular centuries and centuries ago. Yes, that was a dig.

The cargo thingy turns into a remote, with the handle becoming an antennae. The wheel section is flipped over, and the wheels form blade guards. Here is a crude animation:

Radio Flyer drone toy RC transforming 2019 dave delisle davesgeekyideas daves geeky ideas

Originally I wanted all four wheels to flip outwards, rotors and all, but that doesn’t look mechanically possible. So I went with flaps that drop down to become blade guards thanks to gravity. Not sure how safe they will be as guards, but I’m seeing more and more drones with no blade guards nowadays, so who knows.

Radio Flyer drone toy RC transforming 2019 dave delisle davesgeekyideas daves geeky ideas

In wagon mode this does roll, there are tiny wheels embedded in the fake wheels, like the tiny wheels you’d see in toy tanks.

Personally I would like to see this toy be as small as possible, would make for a nice desk trinket for holding business cards or post-it notes.

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