1968: The Summer line
The Quercetti aeroplane models marked a real innovation in the world of toy planes, which in those years used to cost a great deal because of the materials employed: the only flight models available were made in balsa wood, difficult to assemble, delicate, and aimed mainly at model collectors. The passion for flight which had animated Alessandro Quercetti since his childhood led him to fulfill airplanes which could be affordable to all.
In his memoirs, he wrote: “The company would not exist if it hadn’t been for the Galoppa toy, and would not have consolidated if the Galoppa had not been followed by the internationally acclaimed Summer Line”
Quercetti carried out a revolution in this sector by introducing plastic fuselage and expanded polystyrene wings allowing it to have a correct profile, just like a real aircraft, and therefore flight performance comparable to professional air models. The first children’s aeroplanes with flight capacity were born, such as the Sirius, to be thrown by hand, and the Libella, with an elastic-driven engine and also able to take off from land. Today Quercetti offers a whole line of flying toys, aircraft and missiles which stimulate the imagination and teach children to observe the world around them, to understand fundamental concepts by experimenting with wind speed, the force of gravity, air resistance and aerodynamics. Accuracy of construction and surprising flight efficiency are the common denominator for all the Quercetti flying models.