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sourced from major manufacturers around the world.

 

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The Flying Toys Stand at the 2015 Spring Fair

Flying Toys launch their latest new Silverlit and Parrot products at the 2015 Spring Fair.

 

A birds eye view of the 2015 Spring Fair, as seen by the Parrot Bebop Drone

The Flying Toys team were delighted to demonstrate the latest new Parrot Connected Toys on their stand at the 2015 Spring Fair,
where the sensational Jumping Sumo could be seen leaping over the brilliant Bebop Drone!...

Flying Toys Jumping Sumo leaps over Parrot Bebop Drone

 

Silverlit's sensational new products seen at the 2015 Spring Fair

Flying Toys showed a superb selection of brand new Silverlit remote control models to the trade,
whilst offering an exclusive opportunity to preview the latest singing DigiBirds and DigiFriends for 2015!

 

2015 Flying Toys Online Catalogue

Offering the latest lines from the world's leading manufacturers!

2015 Retail Price List

 

Egg-cellent timing

Flying Toys releases Silverlit's brand new DigiChicks interactive collectables for Easter

Hatching just in time for Easter, Flying Toys has revealed a limited edition version of Silverlit's Digibirds. With captivating wing, body and
beak movements, the new DigiChicks tweet and sing songs on commmand. Select single mode, and blow directly onto the DigiChick to start it
tweeting, or start it singing simply by blowing the whistle, conveniently built into a ring.

The animated DigiChicks will perform a selection of more than 30 pre-programmed popular melodies. To enable several DigiChicks to sing a song
together, select chorus mode, and each DigiChick will automatically synchronise and follow the sound and movements of the leader like a choir.

Kids can choose their favourite DigiChick from six cheeky baby bird designs, or collect them all. Each special DigiChick has an exclusive name
and character of its own, and comes ready to play with three LR44 batteries, plus a whistle ring.

Silverlit's brilliant DigiBirds are a colourful collection of interactive tweeting tabletop pets, that have become a worldwide phenomenon for
children. Further new DigiFriends will be released throughout the year, including DigiPenguins, DigiOwls and DigiDinos.

For more information call UK Distributor David Rawlins on 01702 295110, or visit: www.flyingtoys.com.

Flying Toys sensational singing DigiChicks from Silverlit

 

Toys'n'Playthings Gets Interactive

As children encounter technology at ever earlier ages, they almost demand tech toys.
I am sure this will be a growing area in the coming years

Tom Mullen - Silverlit Toys

Silverlit's sensational DigiChicks available for delivery now!

Silverlit's brilliant singing DigiBirds are a colourful collection of interactive tweeting table top pets,
that have become a worldwide phenomenon for children.

Flying Toys are delighted to announce a special limited edition available for Easter 2015, comprising six
new Silverlit DigiChicks with captivating wing, body and beak movements, whilst tweeting or singing a song.

Safe and easy to operate even for younger children, select single mode, and blow directly onto the DigiChick
to start it tweeting. Start the DigiChick singing by simply blowing the whistle, conveniently built into a ring.

The animated DigiChicks will perform a selection of over 30 pre-programmed popular melodies. To enable several DigiChicks
to sing a song together, select chorus mode, and each DigiChick will automatically synchronise and follow the sound and
movements of the leader like a choir.

Choose your favourite DigiChick from six cheeky baby bird designs. Each special Silverlit DigiChick has an exclusive name
and character of its own, and comes completely ready to play with three LR44 batteries, plus a whistle ring.

Suggested Retail Price £9.99 each including VAT.

Further new DigiFriends will be progressively added to the Silverlit DigiBirds range during the year,
featuring DigiPenguins, DigiOwls and DigiDinos.

Silverlit DigiChicks TV Commercial

 

Flying Toys welcomes arrival of DigiChicks

Flying Toys’ newest batch of hatchlings, DigiChicks has landed.

As Easter approaches, the firm is celebrating the UK arrival of the range of interactive, tweeting tabletop pets from Silverlit.

The limited edition Easter collection features six new Silverlit DigiChicks with wing, body and beak movement, while tweeting or singing a song.

Each DigiChick boasts a character of its own and can perform over 30 pre-programmed popular melodies and can even sing in chorus with multiple chicks.

Flying Toys reveals that new DigiFriends will be added to the range throughout the year, with DigiPenguins, DigiOwls and DigiDinos following.

Each Silverlit DigiChick retails at £9.99.

By Robert Hutchins - Toy News

 

Parrot Bebop Drone Tested by Radio Control Drone Zone Editor Neil Mead

French company Parrot is an expert and pioneer in consumer quadcopters, having been at the forefront of drone development
since launching the original AR.Drone back in 2010 at the International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas,
along with demonstrations of the iOS applications used to control it.

First Impressions

If you opt for the more expensive Skycontroller kit, the Bebop is supplied in quite a large and well illustrated box.
Open it up and the Bebop is neatly and safely nestled in specially shaped cardboard packaging. Lift out the drone and the
Skycontroller can be found sitting underneath. Going back to the drone itself and the first thing you notice when you take
it out of the packaging is just how light it is. Despite having a much better camera and more sophisticated electronics,
the fuselage is slimmer and the overall weight is less. It’s also available in three colours: red, blue and yellow.

New Features

The Bebop does look like a more sophisticated and professional product than its predecessors and includes higher end features
that are sure to attract new and experienced pilots. These include its camera which is a step up from the one found on previous
models, with an f2.2 fish eye lens with a 180 degree angle of view and a 14 megapixel sensor. It can capture video at 1080p full
HD resolution, the AR.Drone 2.0 is limited to 720p. Video is recorded to the Bebop’s 8GB of internal storage in MP4 format.

Skycontroller

For those who prefer physical controls instead of just using touch, Parrot has designed the new Skycontroller. This is an RC like
remote control equipped with a Wi-Fi amplifier which provides an even more powerful Wi-Fi connection to fly with and an extended
range of up to 2km. It gives you two sticks for piloting, discrete controls for the camera, a button for taking off and landing and one
for emergency motor cut off, status lights for the battery of the Bebop and the controller, a return to home button and you can
wirelessly pair a tablet or phone with it for first person view flying.

Flight Test

Once connected, set up and locked onto the GPS, the Bebop is ready for take off which is achieved by simply pushing a button.
The rotors spin up fast and the Bebop lifts off and up to it’s preset hover height very quickly and the first thing that strikes
you is just how noisy the Bebop is and how much of a draught it causes, this is certainly one powerful machine.

Taking the Bebop outside, we opted to use the Skycontroller which has real joystick controls for a more connected and responsive flying
experience. Flying outside the Bebop is stable and resists both knocks and the wind buffeting it, returning to its original position pretty
sharply and accurately. Using the Sky Controller the Bebop responds quickly and always feels under control in all conditions.

Camera Performance

The Bebop has a 14MP fish eye camera mounted on the front, which Parrot claims can record stabilised video without the need for a physical gimbal.
Instead, the Bebop has an on board GPU that performs digital stabilisation on the video, cropping a 1080p video from the 14MP feed. This also allows
you to pan and look around using the Bebop flight app, with up to 180 degrees of view. Videos and photos are stored on the 8GB of onboard flash, and
can be transferred off over Wi-Fi or USB. Both the still and video image results were very good from the Bebob. Driving the camera is a little easier
when using the Skycontroller as it has dedicated joysticks for the job as well as record and shutter buttons.

The Verdict

The Bebop is certainly a different proposition to the original Parrot AR.Drone. It’s still a good RTF option, but it’s moved upmarket looking to
appeal to aerial photography prosumers. It is well made and feature packed and is a lot of fun to fly. It is light, powerful, fast and manoeuvrable.

The fish eye HD camera delivers nice results thanks to the damped stabilisation system and built in image processing software. Despite facing increasing
competition, the Bebop does a good job of carrying on the Parrot drone family legacy by offering a good quality product that feels good, looks right
and performs well. It is more expensive than its predecessors, but it does have a lot of new and improved features which justify the extra cost.
Add to that the backing of the Parrot marketing machine and great support and spares backup and the Bebop is sure to be another big seller.

Read the full Parrot Bebop Drone feature in the first edition of Radio Control Drone Zone!

 

Parrot Bebop Drone

Radio Control Model World Editor Kevin Krozier takes Parrot's latest Quadcopter for a spin!

I have been fortunate to fly pretty much every quadcopter that the innovative technology company, Parrot S.A., have produced,
starting with the original AR.Drone and finishing late last year with the diminutive Rolling Spider. All have flown exceptionally well,
and all are controlled by a smart device (phone or tablet) rather than a traditional R/C transmitter. The most intuitive way to operate
them is by using the smart device’s on-board accelerometer, tilting it to move the drone sideways or back and forth. Parrot have
sensibly decided that it would be wise to offer their latest quadcopter, the funkily named ‘Bebop’ with an R/C style controller too.

Besides the convenience of R/C style stick operation and the extended range, the Skycontroller also features a small joystick built into
the top of the right hand grip with which it is possible to control the orientation of the fisheye camera, effectively giving you pan and tilt control,
whilst the Bebop remains in the same orientation during flight. A similar small joystick on the left hand grip allows navigation of the Free Flight 3
app when the Bebop is used in FPV mode. The Skycontroller is currently compatible with Sony and Zeiss Cinemizer FPV glasses.

Flying the Bebop using the Skycontroller is simplicity itself thanks to all that clever mixing of the individual motors.
After pressing the Take Off button it will hover by itself, leaving you to explore using the sticks to control the direction of the drone.
If you have flown an R/C helicopter before then you will have no trouble piloting the Bebop. And if you’ve only ever flown planes before,
you will find it easy too as the model will hover by itself as you make small stick movements to explore the effects of each control in turn.
So far my test flying has been limited to indoors, with just one flight outside due to windy weather conditions. Next time I hope to
have had a good chance to flight test the Bebop and I will report back with more about its aerial photography capabilities.

See the full Bebop Drone features in April & May Radio Control Model World!

 

Toy News March 2015

Drones are rapidly becoming the fastest growing category in the radio control toy market.

Parrot Bebop Drone

The flying toys market is evolving, and today's RC enthusiast now has their eyes firmly on the skies.

Robert Hutchins - Toy News

The March issue of ToyNews is available to read online now!

 

Parrot's Bebop Drone & Skycontroller

This latest drone from Parrot is completely dedicated to its high-definition camera and uses a tablet or smartphone to view.
Quiet & Electric Flight International's Editor Tony Van Geffen asked specialist Andrew Robinson to put it to the test.

One area of flying that appears to be catching the public’s imagination more than anything else is drones, and more specifically camera drones.
Parrot have already made an excellent unit in the AR.Drone 2.0, but have now released the Bebop, which features big upgrades in CPU performance.
The camera, as well as video and flying stability, being aimed squarely at the upper end of the ‘in the box’ hobbyist market.

Control is designed to be via a Smartphone/Tablet application, “Free Flight 3” which is available for Android, iOS and Windows phone.
The additional Skycontroller provides high precision analogue dual axis joysticks, FPV connectivity, extended range,
and most importantly a safe secure holder for your mobile device.

The package was delivered in a single, large box with two layers, the first being the Bebop Drone, and the second the Skycontroller.
The Bebop comes with two 1200 mAh batteries, a mains charger, spare propellers and a mounting tool, plus a set of side bumpers for internal use.
The Skycontroller layer consists of the controller, another battery, a support strap, an adaptor tray for 7" tablets, and a collapsible sunscreen.

The 8GB available space is good for three full 9 to 10 minute video runs and 30+ pictures.
We sat and watched the videos on a full HD screen and were immediately struck with both the quality and stability.
The camera is definitely up there with the good sports cameras, and the digital stabilisation was most impressive.

Parrot has produced a very impressive drone, which for its size has remarkable image stabilisation and power,
regardless of the inherent issues normally associated with aerial photography.

Would I buy one? I certainly will, and would love to see Bebop FPV racing in my area: Andrew RobInson - Q&EFI.

See the full feature in the March edition of Quiet & Electric Flight International!

 

Spring into 2015

Flying Toys were delighted to be featured prominently in February Toys'n'Playthings review of the 2015 Spring Fair.

By Rhys Thomas

 

Flying Toys demonstrates the Parrot Bebop Drone at the Spring Fair

The firm took turns showcasing its portfolio of drones and RC toys featuring the likes of the Bebop Drone
(dubbed ‘the flying camera’), the Parrot Rolling Spider and the Parrot Jumping Sumo.

Airborne toy specialist Flying Toys took to this year’s Spring Fair to demonstrate some of its latest UK releases, including
the new Parrot Bebop Drone.

The team treated visitors to live demos of the collection in action, showcasing the Bebop drone’s 14 megapixel fisheye camera,
the Rolling Spider’s ability to climb walls and the Jumping Sumo’s eighty-centimeter leaping ability.

“With drones becoming the fastest growing category in the remote control toy and model market, we were delighted to demonstrate
the brilliant new Parrot Bebop Drone on the stand,” said David Rawlins, managing director of Flying Toys.

“Following the first shipment of the drone in January, Spring Fair provided the perfect opportunity to show this product in action,
as well as for filming the Flying toys stand.

Check out the video of the Flying Toys stand at Spring fair 2015

By Robert Hutchins - Toy News

 

Flying Toys to demonstrate Parrot Bebop Drone at the Spring Fair

The Flying Toys team will launch its new products including the Bebop Drone on its Spring Fair stand.

The Parrot Bebop Drone is a high tech leisure quadricopter. Equipped with a 14 megapixel fisheye camera, the drone takes video and pictures
in a 180° field. The drone captures 1080 pixel HD video despite the movements inherent in flight with the digital technology of three-axis image
stabilisation. The camera angle can be controlled directly from piloting application with a simple movement of the thumb, as the shifting on
the 180° angle is fully digital and independent from the Drone’s movements. Numerous sensors provide stability and manoeuvrability,
when flown with a Smartphone or a Tablet.

Available in three colours, red, yellow or blue, it can also be flown with an optional Parrot Skycontroller. With the Parrot Bebop Drone
Skycontroller, the piloting device is fixed on a shelf that will accommodate the vast majority of Smartphones and Tablets available on the
market. The pilot subsequently takes control of the drone via two joysticks. Equipped with an amplified Wi-Fi radio with four antennas,
the Parrot Skycontroller extends the range up to two kilometres.

Flying Toys can be found at the Spring Fair on stand 3A03

 

Song is in the air for Spring Fair

Flying Toys will launch the latest updates to Silverlit's DigiFriends range at Spring Fair

Following the success of the interactive singing DigiBirds last year, the team at Flying Toys are looking forward to showcasing the
latest additions to the DigiFriend range at Spring Fair. Plus there will be some sophisticated new remote control models from Silverlit.

Silverlit's sensational singing DigiBirds are a colourful collection of interactive tweeting table top pets, that have become a global hit.
UK distributors Flying Toys is delighted to announce special limited edition lines available for Easter 2015, comprising six new Silverlit
DigiChicks with captivating wing and beak movements, plus tweeting and singing capabilities. Safe and easy to operate even for younger
children, select single mode, and blow directly onto the DigiChick to start it tweeting and start it singing by simply blowing the whistle,
conveniently built into a ring.

The animated DigiChicks will perform a selection of over 55 pre-programmed popular melodies. To enable several DigiChicks to sing a song
together, select chorus mode, and each DigiChick will automatically synchronise and follow the sound and movements of the leader like a choir.
Choose your favourite DigiChick from six cheeky baby bird designs. Each special Silverlit DigiChick has an exclusive name and character of its
own, and comes completely ready to play with three LR44 batteries, plus a whistle ring.

Further new DigiFriends will be progressively added to the Silverlit range during the year including, DigiPenguins, DigiOwls and DigiDinos,
so make sure you visit the Flying Toys stand for further details.

Spring Fair Stand 3A03

 

Custemz for Customised Drones and Repairs

Flying Toys recommend Custemz for customised Parrot Drones and professional repairs.

www.custemz.uk

 

Parrot Bebop Drone Launched in Las Vegas

Parrot are proud to demonstrate their brilliant Bebop Drone at the prestigious Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.

Seven Bebop Drones flying in formation on the Parrot stand

 

Parrot Bebop Drone - Launch Video - Actual Footage

With the Bebop Drone, Parrot demonstrates its technical expertise and confirms its commitment to the civil drone market.
The Bebop Drone is a super high tech leisure quadricopter with all the features of a professional one. Equipped with a 14 mega
pixels fisheye camera, the Parrot Bebop Drone takes video and pictures of the world in a 180° field with remarkable image quality.
Endowed with the fully digital technology of image stabilisation, the Bebop Drone captures video despite the movements
inherent in aerial footage. The combination of numerous sensors gives it impressive stability and great manoeuvrability,
when piloted with a Smartphone or a Tablet.

Parrot Bebop Drone available from Flying Toys stockists now!

Choose the Bebop Drone supplied with or without the Skycontroller, in bright red, yellow or blue.

Parrot Bebop Drone - Price £429.99 each with 2 batteries.

£769.99 with the Skycontroller & 3 batteries.

Trade & Retail enquiries invited

Parrot Bebop Drone - Available in three attractive colours

Undoubtedly the ultimate flying camera, from the world's leading manufacturer.

Parrot Bebop Drone - Tutorial 1 - Set Up

Parrot Bebop Drone - Tutorial 2 - Piloting

Parrot Bebop Drone - Tutorial 3 - Record

Parrot Bebop Drone - Unboxing

 

Parrot Bebop Drone with Skycontroller

Equipped with an amplified Wi-Fi radio and 4 antennas, the Parrot Skycontroller extends the range.

Parrot Bebop Drone with Skycontroller - Tutorial 1 - Set Up

Parrot Bebop Drone with Skycontroller - Tutorial 2 - Piloting

Parrot Bebop Drone with Skycontroller - Unboxing

Parrot Bebop Drone - Official Video

Available from Flying Toys stockists now!

Full details of the Bebop Drone

 

Parrot MiniDrones Charger.Available Now

Kevin Crozier, Editor of Radio Control Model World, recommends the Parrot MiniDrones Charger.

 

Parrot MiniDrone Rolling Spider

John Stennard lets this extraordinary climbing quadcopter from Parrot loose to explore the ‘inner space’ of his home.

Not just a Quadcopter!

I was really pleased when David Rawlins at Flying Toys Ltd. gave me the opportunity to test a MiniDrone Rolling Spider.
When Parrot introduced the AR.Drone it was so revolutionary that nothing with quite the same level of performance has really
appeared since then. Of course there are now multi-rotor copters that offer different high level flying performances but the
amazing rock solid hovering ability of the AR.Drone, particularly when flying indoors, still amazes spectators. With my interest
in small multi-rotor copters for indoor and relatively ‘close in’ flying I have acquired quite a few small quads and hexacopters,
but have not yet found one with the superb hovering ability of the original AR.Drone.

Rolling Spider Summary

With a price tag of around £90 the MiniDrone is full of features that make it fun and entertaining to fly. It is a unique quadcopter
and certainly the best I have piloted of this size. I’m sure it will instantly appeal to anyone who has owned or flown an AR.Drone.
Its special attributes have already made it my top mini-quad and I don’t think its performance is going to be equalled by
any other quadcopters of this size: Q&EFI.

See the full feature in the January edition of Quiet & Electric Flight International

 

Parrot launches new Bebop Drone in the UK

Henri Seydoux, CEO of Parrot, says: “The Bebop Drone masters several challenges, performs amazingly while flying and films in 1080p in a stabilised manner
– all of this with a size reduction of 25 per cent compared to the AR.Drone. To achieve these results, our engineers worked for more than three years.

The Bebop Drone embeds high-performance processors, a graphics co-processor with professional grade camera capabilities. With the Skycontroller,
we enter a new dimension, one of immersive and high precision piloting.”

Toy World 18th December 2014

 

Civil Aviation Authority Advice

With Drones proving a popular present this Christmas, consumers should act responsibly,
and be aware of the following regulations.

 

Bebop Drone flying over Thoiry Zoo

The new Parrot Bebop Drone allowed us to shoot these stunning images of Thoiry Zoo, without frightening the animals,
to run with the zebras and to find ourselves in front of the giraffes: Thoiry zoo president Edmond De La Panouse.

 

Parrot Jumping Sumo - From Drones to Mini Drones!

Parrot’s latest RC toy mixes driving and jumping, but there are no kicker ramps here!

Parrot’s strategy to move from one product in the RC space to more is interesting, as they have released not one, but two new products
under the moniker of ‘MiniDrones’.The first one, which we have here is the Jumping Sumo - a product that primarily drives, but also flies,
albeit in a mostly uncontrolled manner, and the Rolling Spider - a mini flying drone that also has wheels to roll around on the floor.

It’s great to see some innovation in front of us, especially in the case of the Jumping Sumo, which is unlike anything we’ve previously seen.
Both are controlled from a smartphone or tablet as you’d expect from Parrot, and both require the latest and greatest Free Flight 3.0 App,
which is compatible with iOS and Android.

Parrot Jumping Sumo Summary

For being something different, and being a lot of fun, we can’t help but award the Parrot Jumping Sumo a full five stars
It’ll be a perfect Christmas present this year, and offers great value at £139.99.

See the full feature in January 2015 Radio Control Car Racer

 

Parrot MiniDrones Jumping Sumo & Rolling Spider

Available from Flying Toys Stockists now!

 

Silverlit Seasonal Sensations

John Stennard enjoys indoor flying, and these latest innovative helicopter ‘gift’ ideas from Silverlit
will go a long way to making many new junior pilots very happy for sure!

Not Just for Kids!

Just in time for the December issue David Rawlins at Flying Toys Ltd has delivered the very latest new products from Silverlit,
by sleigh of course! One of the best ways to encourage young people to take an interest in flying models is quite simply to get them flying toys!
At the youngest age they often prefer the slightly more unconventional designs and Silverlit are the best company I know to come up with flying models
that appeal to a wide range of young pilots. The complexity of some of the new designs is quite amazing and they don't just look exciting, they fly well too.
If operating these models gives the young pilot a 'buzz' then we could be looking at future model enthusiast! - John Stennard Q&EFI.

See the full feature in the December edition of Quiet & Electric Flight International.

 

Flying Toys sensational singing DigiBirds from Silverlit

Silverlit's sensational singing DigiBirds are a colourful collection of interactive tweeting table top pets, predicted to become a worldwide phenomenon for children.
The animated DigiBirds cleverly adopt the mannerisms of real birds with captivating head and beak movements, whilst tweeting or singing a song.

DigiBirds Flockstars! Episode 1 - The Audition

DigiBirds are on the hunt for the 4th and final member of the band!
Who will make the cut and get the chance to live out their dreams as a Flockstar?

DigiBirds TV Commercial 2014

A Silverlit TV commercial demonstrates the DigiBirds during the run up to Christmas.
Suggested Retail Prices from £9.99 to £19.99 including VAT.

Available from Flying Toys stockists now!

Further details of the Silverlit DigiBirds

Louie loving the DigiBirds!

Clearly demonstrating that you can't be too young to appreciate the sensational Silverlit Digibirds.

See all the latest DigiBird Videos

 

Parrot Drone Academy is now available on FreeFlight 3 App

The Drone Academy, created in 2012 for the Parrot AR.drone 2.0, is now available on FreeFlight 3 for iOS,
and on the Android App from November.

Parrot MiniDrones - Best of User Videos

 

Custemz - Leading UK Company for Customised Corporate AR.Drones

If you want an AR.Drone customised, please contact Custemz, and they’ll do their best to fulfil your requirements.

      

Custemz AR.Drone Repair Service

Custemz are the UK’s leading repair service for the Parrot AR.Drone.
If your AR.Drone needs replacement parts or a service they can help, with costs from just £10.00 including return carriage.

www.custemz.uk

 

Apple - iPhone 5 - TV Ad - Brilliant

Silverlit Blu-Tech Heli appears in Apple's latest TV advert!

Blu-Tech Heli

 

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