Solar-Powered Flying Toys

Solar-Powered Flying Toys

Beth Callaghan
Jul 27, 2011

As if these wooden airplanes and helicopters weren't cute enough all on their own, their designer had to go completely over the edge and make them solar-powered. What will they think of next?

Berty and Masha, the team behind the Swiss Etsy shop that produces these beauties, use only natural materials in their products—well, that is, except for the solar panels. Both the helicopter and the airplane are made from solid chestnut, and the small solar panels on top power their propellers. Although the toys don't actually fly, they look fantastic and can instill early an interest and understanding of renewable energy.

Available for $108 at Berty and Masha's Etsy shop.

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