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Randy Atkins: The remote-controlled FlyTech toy is based on the flight mechanics of a dragonfly.
Sean Frawley: It's the very first flying toy that uses flapping wings to fly.
Randy Atkins: That's Sean Frawley. He invented the concept, which uses two sets of wings, when he was in high school.
Sean Frawley: The upward flapping wings are creating thrust, and the downward flapping wings are creating lift. And so it's able to move forward and up at the same time.
Randy Atkins: Now, at twenty-three, Frawley's project engineer at a Hong Kong-based company mass producing his invention.
Sean Frawley: It's a hybrid of all sorts of technologies that make it workable.
Randy Atkins: Including an ultra-light battery and materials that allow crashes without damage or injury. With the National Academy of Engineering, Randy Atkins, WTOP Radio.