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Saturday, October 2, 2010



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From: Roxanne Heffner, October 2nd 2010, Okay, that was fun! So, I assume you got my other messages? I couldn't get to the assembly page for some reason (message #1) and then, since the kids were too anxious, I decided to assemble one of them the way I thought (message #2). I figured that if I did something wrong we would still have another one to try out once I could view the assembly document. So, what I did, was smoosh up the ear plug by rolling it with my finger on the counter, thus, allowing it to fit down in the launch tube (I think that is what you called it). I put it in about 1/2 to 3/4 of the way. Then, I used a sharp scissors and cut out the wings against the outside edge of the black line. I removed the paper off of the sticky tape (nice cutting job on that with the tool you invented). Then, I adhered the wings to it as straight as I could. Removed the paper from the straw and bent the flaps a little and there you have it.......It worked great! With some practice and tweeking it would do some different maneuvers! Mike found that if you slightly bent the wings down it would go farther. We all gave it two thumbs up!

Next, some ideas....1st, I think it would be nice for a vertical line to be printed down the wings. This would line up right on the tape strip. I had to reposition it one time and I still do not have it perfect. Just thought that was something little but I believe would be beneficial and pretty easy for you to do? 2nd, Perhaps putting a small slip of paper inside the package with directions on it may be good. (I figured that you didn't because this was just an evaluation one.)

Finally, a suggestion that may increase your marketing potential..... My kids enjoy coloring, as do most kids. So, in addition to the design printed wings for promos, maybe it would be feasible to just do wings with only the black outline and insert a little set of markers in the package, whose ink would stay on the wings. The kids could color and design the wings before the parent cuts them out and attaches them! Kids would love that! So, you would have semi-blank ones for kids crafts and the ones you print up for promos = more customers!

We found them to be very durable (even to the point of flying right through a ceiling fan - lol), a lot of fun, and easy to use! Great job! Oh, one added thing that I'd like to mention......Mike found that if you held the plane, blew into the straw and let go, it was propelled even farther - a fun experiment! (Maybe something good for homeschoolers? Perhaps a science kit? At least I think it is worth checking into.)

Well I hope that I was of some help, and again, that was fun. We enjoyed it and I wish you the best of luck! I believe your ideas have lots of potential! If you have any questions, don't hesitate to email me or call the cell..