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My wife and I decided to make our son a Dusty Crophopper costume for Halloween, but we wanted it to have a little something extra. So, I made a motorized propeller.
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Step 1: Materials Needed

* cardboard (I used diaper boxes)
* duct tape (plenty of it, and the right colors)
* hot glue gun and glue
* razor knife (and a couple of blades)
* spinning propeller candy toy.
* soldering iron
* electrical tape
* styrofoam egg
* epoxy (I used clay epoxy)
* buckets for nose and tail (dollar store trashcan for tail, empty pretzel container for nose)
* aluminum foil

Step 2: Extend Prop From Trigger

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I first had to take apart the toy so that I could solder in longer wires and put the button remote from the prop. After soldering in the new leads, I cut the case apart, keeping the battery compartment with the switch.
Next, cut a hole in the nose cone bucket and insert the prop. I used clay epoxy to attach the prop housing.
Cut the styrofoam egg in half to make the prop cone shape.
kalyn20061 year ago
sokiboi781 year ago
nice work!
Adorable! Great use of recycling as well!
ecsaul231 year ago
cool! Great job parents!