James May's Toy Stories

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Last updated on May 2014.

Title screen for James May's Toy Stories.

TV Series (2009-Present)

James May

James May looks at some classic children's toys and tries to use them in real life large scale enterprises.

First Serie (2009)

Episode One was about a Spitfire 1:1 scale model.
To be completed.

Flight Club (2012)

Slingsby Swallow Balsa Model

Built 5 times larger than the typical children's scale model, the aim was to fly this unpowered aircraft across the English Channel, or some equivalent distance.

Shortly prior to launch.
After launch from Ilfracombe.

Bell 206B JetRanger

Used in the backround as an example of a helicopter. Registration G-BVGA, serial 2922.


Eurocopter EC120B Colibri

Registration G-MODE, serial 1295.


Schweizer 300C

In the hanger behind.


Hughes 369D

This helicopter is used to carry the Slingsby model to its launch height - at least 8000ft. Registraion G-BIOA, serial 1200880D.

Just about to release the model from its carrier.

Robinson R44 Raven II

Used to film the flight. Registration G-PIXX, c/n 10263.


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