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Silverlit: i-Bird

Released on 16 October 2009

4.0 out of 5 (6 customer reviews) | Write a review

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With realistic flapping wing flight, the new Silverlit i-Bird from Silverlit looks and flies like a real bird!

Many scientists and engineers have attempted to create machines that mimic the way a bird flies, from Leonardo Da Vinci all the way through to the 'birdmen' who strap wings to their arms and jump off piers into the sea. Most of the attempts don't even get off the ground, but now Silverlit has perfected mini-ornithopter technology and the result is the i-Bird - possibly the smallest RC flapping-wing model in existence.

Packed with state-of-the-art technology, it's one of the latest generation of RC flyers that provides an unparalleled level of control and stability both indoors and out. Simple and fun to fly, the i-Bird is ready to soar straight out of the box and ultra-tough to survive the roughest landings.

  • 4 x AA size batteries required (not included)
  • 1 x 3.7V rechargeable battery required (not included)
  • Colours available are: Red / Yellow / Green
  • Sadly we are unable to determine which colour you will receive


  • Super wide infra red control
  • Can be flown indoors or outdoors in calm conditions
  • Realistic wing flapping
  • Mimics bird flight
  • Built-in safety features
  • Optional power boost function for extra flight distance
  • Recharges through its transmitter

customer Reviews

 Average rating (6 reviews)

 Great fun!

| | See all dllby01's reviews (6)

Really easy to control and looks great. Ignore previous review as no point in reviewing a faulty product, simply return it and get a new one. For £10 great value.


| | See all lb5448's reviews (1)

Fantastic, great frun in open spaces, a bit harder to control in a small space but worth every penny. Best £10 i ever spent.

 Just like a real bird, only you have control!

| | See all DOOfY2020's reviews (15)

Top 100 Gadgets Reviewer

Well. Well well well. I have never found a toy that annoys may cat so much.

This toy I bought thinking that the flimsy little film wings could never make this thing fly. How wrong I was! Even the slowest touch on the throttle control gives this thing amazing flight.

It isnt as noisy as some of the other fliers you can get. Most other fliers have a loud hum or buzz noise. The noise from this is the flap of the wings. It sounds just like a real bird in flight.

It fully charges from its controller in roughly 20 minutes, and this provides around 10 minutes of solid flight.

It can be difficult to fly at first, especially in a small area. HINT: I took mine to an empty hall at my local community centre to practise. Once you have mastered the basic flying techniques, its easy to fly in a smaller area such as a livingroom.

Dont worry about it breaking so easily. Mine has been attacked by a VERY annoyed kitty, flown into walls several times, and been grabbed out of the air by a drunk person, yet it still flies great.

This is an amazing flying toy. I strongly reccomend it!!! 10/10, 5 stars!!!

 Don't bother

| | See all coder5436uk's reviews (2)

Don't bother with this gadget, looks nice but mine was uncontrollable when I got batteries in it, found out this was due to a broken wing strut.

Very noisy.

 excellent fun

| | See all weecal's reviews (1)

The i-bird is excellent fun for the money,i bought one last x-mas and me and my boy loved it.unfortunately he stood on it so i bought another from play.com.
The bird flies very well and is easy to control and withstands crashes easily.me and my 4year old boy have hours of fun with this.
It mimics the flight of a bird very well.
We fly it in my reasonable size living room easily.
Great toy giving hours of fun for adults and kids!

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