ToyLabs has created a new solar powered aeroplane kit that has been designed specifically for children and which has taken to Kickstarter this month to raise $39,000 to go into production.
The Volta Flyer is the world’s first Solar Powered Airplane science project for kids of all ages and is capable of being constructed in just 20 minutes. Watch the video below to learn more about this unique DIY kit and its features.
ToyLabs explains a little more.
The Volta Flyer is a revolutionary design using super-lightweight, eco-friendly materials to maximize flight time. Not found in any other airplane kit is a thin-film, flexible silicon solar panel and unique power management system that powers flights without the need for batteries – ever. This special design allows the Flyer to harness the sun’s energy for enhanced hang-time and incredible free-flight gliding.
The solar “panel-on-wing assembly” technology and unique power management system enables the sun to power your flights – no batteries required. You just need the sun to power up your fun!
The Volta Flyer ships with a unique thin-film flexible amorphous silicon solar panel, a fuselage with wing receiver and embedded electronics, two sets of wings and vertical stabilizers, a set of wing joiners, and a set of cool decals to customize your Flyer. Detailed assembly instructions and a tutorial on aeronautics and the Volta Flyer’s electronic circuit design are included in the box and available online.
For more information on the Volta Flyer kit and to make a pledge from just $20 jump over to the Kickstarter crowdfunding website via the link below.