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Radio Controlled 5' ornithopter with 500 meter range & 15-20 minute flight time.  A truly unique, one of a kind flying experience.
Radio Controlled 5' ornithopter with 500 meter range & 15-20 minute flight time.  A truly unique, one of a kind flying experience.
Radio Controlled 5' ornithopter with 500 meter range & 15-20 minute flight time. A truly unique, one of a kind flying experience.
106 backers pledged $35,546 to help bring this project to life.

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Pterodactyl - 5' RC Flying Lizard

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The Flying Pterodactyl

Take to the sky with PaulG's newest creation, an RC flying Pterodactyl.  This amazing "bird" will leave you in jaw dropping awe as it flaps its way into the heavens with range up to 1600'!  Sporting nearly a 5' wingspan and a 3' body, the power that is generated by this ornithopter is massive.  Easy to control and a blast to fly, this lizard will leave everyone who sees him with the distinct impression of having traveled back to the dinosaur era!

Specifications

  • 15 - 20 minute flight time on a single charge
  • 500 meter range (1600 feet)
  • Sturdy and durable polyfoam design
  • Excellent wind resistance
  • 11.1 volt 1300mAh rechargeable battery
  • Interchangeable battery system for additional flight time
  • 2.4G controller with Li-Po rechargeable battery
  • Optional camera harness to record your flights
  • Screech sound in the body for realistic effect

Control System

Our Pterodactyls have a unique foot system that allows for easy control over your "bird".  Simply move the controller lever to adjust the feet to go up or down, left or right. 

Bird Features

Battery compartment

Recharging Port

"Pop off" joints to mitigate crash damage

Leg Stands For Impressive Display When Not Flying

Easy To Fly And Land!

First time flyer video submitted by product tester.

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In The News

Our flying Pterodactyl was at the New York Toy Fair a few weeks ago and boy, did it turn some heads!  Take a look at a few of our interviews/news feeds.

Realistic Detail

Eyes Light Up To Indicate Power

Outstanding Sound Effects

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Red Pterodactyl

Green Pterodactyl

Blue Pterodactyl

Brown/Tan "Natural" Pterodactyl

Pledge Add-Ons

You can add additional items to your pledge level by simply choosing the item(s) you would like from the list below and then following the instructions to add to your pledge.

  • $15 - Extra Controller Battery
  • $20 - Extra Set Of Pterodactyl Feet
  • $25 - Extra Battery For Your Pterodactyl
  • $30 - Extra Set Of Pterodactyl Wings
  • $50 - GoPro Camera Harness For Your Pterodactyl

Add On Instructions:

  • 1) Press the "Manage Your Pledge" button above.  If you have not yet pledged it will say "Back This Project".
  • 2) Increase your pledge in the "Pledge Amount" box by the total of the add-ons you would like to add
  • 3) After the end of the Kickstarter campaign you will receive a survey that will ask you how you would like the add-on money to be assigned

About Us

PaulG is a leading manufacturer of cutting edge toys that strives to introduce unique technologies.  From our Robotime 3D wooden robotic puzzles, to our Force Flyers line of motion controlled RC, we are continually bringing never before seen products to the market to fulfill our motto:

     Get Off The Couch, Get Into The Game!

Why Kickstarter?

The Kickstarter community is the preeminent leading edge adopter of new ideas and we want to make these great Lizards available to you with great discounts before they are available to the general public.

Your support will also allow us to purchase the raw materials necessary for our initial production on these biomimetic ornithopters so we can bring these terrifying Pterodactyls to a sky near you!

THANKS FOR YOUR SUPPORT!

Risks and challenges

Our primary risk is in scaling production. This is a new product and with any new item once production begins in mass there can be issues. We are, however, experienced in this arena so at most it should only cause a small fulfillment delay.

Camera Harness - this optional component has been designed but is not yet prototyped for testing. There is a remote chance that we will not be able to finalize this feature.

West coast port - there is a possibility of a delay in receiving the initial Pterodactyls due to a recent backlog of shipping containers at the port. We anticipate that this will be resolved by the time the first shipment arrives but current deliveries are taking on average an extra two weeks.

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    A special thanks from the whole Pterodactyl team and your name on our supporters page.

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    Bumper sticker that says "I'd rather be flying my Pterodactyl" with the "bird's" headshot right in the middle

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    T-Shirt that says "I'd rather be flying my Pterodactyl" with the "birds" headshot right in the middle

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    Special GoPro camera harness for your Pterodactyl - allows you to capture all of the exciting images from your flight

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    We bring the Pterodactyl, you bring the controller. Bird only, you provide the 2.4G transmit & receive controller boards. Geared towards hobby enthusiasts. Available in red, blue, green, or brown colors.

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    "Super Early Bird Special" - Ready to fly Pterodactyl - everything you need. Available in red, blue, green or brown colors. A $150 savings!

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    "Early Bird Special" - Ready to fly Pterodactyl - everything you need. Available in red, blue, green, or brown colors. A savings of $125!

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    "Early Bird Special" - Ready to fly Pterodactyl - everything you need. Available in red, blue, green, or brown colors. A savings of $125!
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    Ready to fly Pterodactyl - everything you need. Available in red, blue, green, or brown colors. A $100 savings!

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    Set of 2 ready to fly Pterodactyls - everything you need. Available in red, blue, green, or brown colors. Represents a $300 savings!

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    We bring the Pterodactyl you bring the controller reseller pack. Set of 3 birds only, you provide the 2.4G transmit & receive controller boards. Available in red, blue, green, or brown colors.

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    New York Toy Fair Experience!
    Trip for 2 to NYC for the 2016 toy fair! Package includes a complete Flying Lizard in your choice of color, round trip airfare, 4 nights stay in a studio apartment at the Hilton Club on West 57th and tickets to the industry only toy fair. Come and meet the PaulG team and see all of the upcoming products before they are available!

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    Nuremberg Toy Fair Experience!
    Trip for 2 to Nuremberg Germany for the 2016 toy fair! Package includes a complete Flying Lizard in your choice of color, round trip airfare, 4 nights stay in a studio apartment in the center of the walled city and tickets to the industry only toy fair. Come and meet the PaulG team and see all of the upcoming products before they are available!

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    Hong Kong Toy Fair Experience!
    Trip for 2 Hong Kong for the 2016 toy fair! Package includes a complete Flying Lizard in your choice of color, round trip airfare, 4 nights stay in a studio apartment in the Central District and tickets to the industry only toy fair. Come and meet the PaulG team, visit our office in TST, and see all of the upcoming products before they are available!

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