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Original Flying Turtle Magenta

# 3702700005

Homegrown History Originally designed by a retired Boeing engineer in the 1970's....this grandfather used his engineering know-how and a tractor seat he found on his farm to create a prototype model for his grandson. Look closely and you can see how the Flying Turtle seat of today resembles the shape of yesterday's tractor seat. Yes! It's US-made This high quality ride-on is manufactured by a Tennessee manufacturer. Lots of love and care goes into every scooter and it shows. It is a toy you can pass down to your grandchildren. Perhaps you are one of many adults who remembers riding one as a child. How's IT Go? We're still trying to figure this one out! The unique method of propulsion has made our scooter the subject of studies in Experimental Nonlinear Physics around the world. The scientific explanation goes something like this: "The front wheels of the machine are connected to the handlebars by a lever, in such a way that they are located behind the axis of rotation of the steering column. This means that a torque applied to the handlebars will cause a lateral friction force by the wheels on the ground, a force parallel to the axle and perpendicular to the direction the wheels are rolling. If a component of this force points to the back of the car, the reaction force of the ground on the car (by Newton's "action/reaction" law) points partly forward and accelerates the car. This is the force that drives the car forward and it ultimately comes from the force you exert on the handlebars, magnified by the lever advantage, which is 2 or 3 for the Flying Turtle". Now, can you repeat that? In summary, kids put their hands and feet on the handlebars which pivot in relation to the seat and work the handlebars for propulsion by vectored torque thrust making the front wheels want to skate forward. Safety First! The Flying Turtle can be ridden indoors on linoleum and hardwood floors as the polyurethane wheels are non-marring. Or take your scooter outdoors to ride on the sidewalk, driveway and patio on concrete or smooth asphalt. Kids create their own ride at only 2 inches off the ground. It's low to the ground and has no sharp edges or spokes so the Flying Turtle is probably one of the safest ride-ons for ages 3 to 12. With an eye to safe riding guidelines, we recommend that riders wear shoes and a helmet. Responsibly refrain from riding down hills or stairs or near roadways and bodies of water. What about the materials? We are CPSIA (Consumer Product Safety Improvement ACT of 2008) approved and certified. Independent materials testing was conducted by St. Louis Testing Laboratories to make sure our product is SAFE and may I say it we passed with "flying" colors! Award Winning Selected by Parents Magazine as "Best Toy". Winner of Parents' Choice Award. Parents' Choice is the nation's oldest nonprofit guide to quality children's media and toys. Winner of Oppenheim Toy Portfolio's Gold Award, given to outstanding toys that enhance the lives of children. The Oppenheim Toy Portfolio was founded in 1989 as the only independent consumer review of children's media by child development experts. Winner of "Best Classic Toy" by DR Toy. DR. Toy's Guide, the world's first website to provide timely and professional guidance on the best in toys and educational products, offers year-round, award-winning toy and children's product information. Specifications: Color: Green, Purple and Teal Weight (Boxed): 12 lbs. Comes Completely Assembled and Individually Boxed Warranty: One year warranty for Home Use only.

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Package Contents
  • Fully assembled riding toy
  • Polyethylene seat
  • Steel handlebar
  • Polyurethane wheels
  • Polyvinyl grips
Product Specifications
  • Brand: Flying Turtles.
  • Item Number: 3702700005.
  • Manufacturer Number: R-FTM.
  • UPC: 687414500069.
  • Recommended for ages : 3 to 10.
  • Measures approximately: 25.00 x 22.50 x 7.50 inches..
  • Weighs approximately: 12.00 pounds.
Product Features
  • Steel Handlebars
  • Polyurethane Wheels
  • Polyethlene Seat
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