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Returning Australian Boomerangs

Boomerangs were the world's first heavier than air flying machines, used most famously by the Australian Aborigines, but also found in other ancient cultures in Egypt, stone age Europe and the Indian Sub Continent. No-one knows how they were first invented and even though they look simple, they use a very complex combination of physics and aerodynamics to perform their amazing returning flights. Most importantly... they are FUN!

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Returning Boomerang - Funrang Returning Boomerang - Indoor Magic Returning Boomerang - Hornet


Easy throw sports model.
Flight range: 50m.
Colours vary.


Soft, lightweight and easy to use.
Flight range: 2-5m.
Colours vary.


Easy throw sports model.
Flight range: 25-30m.
Colours vary.


Returning Boomerang - TriMagic Returning Boomerang - Pelican Returning Boomerang - Hummingbird


Made of unbreakable polymer.
Flight range: 15-20m.
Colours vary.


Hand-made wooden boomerang.
Flight range: 25m.
Patterns vary.


Hand-made wooden boomerang.
Flight range: 35m.
Patterns vary.
Returning Boomerang - Aussie Fever


Hand-made wooden boomerang.
Flight range: 35m.
Patterns vary.
   
 
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A returning boomerang is basically two wings joined at an angle of between 80 and 120 degrees, although it can have more than two wings.

The wings are arranged so they work best when the boomerang is rotating rather than flying straight like an aeroplane. The combination of spin with forward motion causes uneven lift on the wings because at any given time, one wing is rotating forward in the same direction as the flight, while the other is rotating backwards, against the direction of flight. This means the air flow over the wing on one side of the disk of rotation has a higher airspeed than the other wing and so generates more lift.

The uneven lift tries to tip the boomerang over, but just like leaning a moving bike over makes it turn, the boomerang's spin twists the tipping force at right angles and gives the boomerang a curving flight.

Another tipping force, caused by the center of lift being forward of the center of gravity, is also twisted to make the boomerang "lie down" in flight.

The name for both these twisting motions is gyroscopic precession.

What's so special about Rangs Returning Boomerangs?

Aerodynamics
All Rangs boomerangs are designed for best return flight and ease of use. They feature state of the art aerodynamic design to make them easy and fun to throw, while still providing the challenge of true sports boomerang performance. The shaping, aerofoils, density and materials used in each model are carefully chosen to achieve this.

Construction
Rangs boomerangs come in many materials from high grade wood laminate to light and durable PVC foam. This gives them an extraordinary range of flight performances, from contest models to short range back yard. In each case the material chosen and the manufacturing workmanship is of the highest quality for durability, safety, ease of use and countless hours of enjoyment.

Appearance
Here at Rangs we pride ourselves on the presentation of our products, including the fine surface finish of our hand made wooden models, the bright individual patterning and the superb packaging featured in all our products. All product and packaging graphics are generated in-house which gives our boomerangs the unique visual appeal for which they are famous.

Range of Models
Because people come in all shapes and sizes, so do Rangs boomerangs. The range of models offered by Rangs is completely unique, from toy and novelty products to challenging sports models, each which its own flight characteristics.

Value for Money
The long experience which Rangs has had in boomerang design and manufacture allows us to offer extremely high quality at unbeatable prices right across our product range.