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Picture of Cardboard/Duct Tape Model Helicopter
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*Note* Does NOT fly; it only spins it's propellors. This helicopter is something I have wanted to do for a while. Keep in mind that this is just a prototype, and although it works fine, the body of the helicopter would look much better in plastic or wood. The circuitry is very simple and can only make the helicopter go up or forwards (or both) and can be taken from many household items. My helicopter circuitry came from all broken/ damaged electronics so most people can make this simple design. Parts/Tools List: • Paper • Cardboard • Duct tape • Foamboard • Hobby motor (I found a larger one in a printer) • Small hobby motor (these can be found almost anywhere) • 2 switches • 9-volt battery and battery snap • AA battery and holder • Wire • Wire cutters/strippers • Solder and soldering iron • Xacto knife Warnings: Any Xacto knife blade is very sharp; use with caution. Soldering irons and solder get very hot and give off some toxic gasses; be careful not to burn yourself and use ventilation to protect yourself from the fumes

Step 1: Make The Body

Picture of Make The Body
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First draw the plans for the pieces on a piece of paper and cut them out. Then tape them onto a piece of cardboard and cut them out to make the different pieces. After that, duct tape one of the side pieces to the long strip while curving it to the edges of the side piece. Make sure to only tape one side closed. Next, cut a hole the diameter of the top motor in the top of the strip and make sure it fits. Then, make the "tail" and attach it to the body.
 
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erik_amico (author) 1 year ago
@tawhidiscool @GorillazMiko Not really, or at least it didn't for mine. If you use a lighter, more powerful motor and a better made body/propellor it might be able to fly or at least hover a little.
will these helicopter fly?
Cool! Do you think this will float for a little or break the fall if I were to drop it off a building?

GM