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Designed to enable paper helicopter operations in smaller places than the standard sized paper helicopter, the Hoverfly is a small "drone" chopper.

The Hoverfly was designed after I realized very few paper helicopter designs exist. Compared to paper airplanes, unique paper helicopter designs are scarce. The Hoverfly is the first helicopter I have designed, and I intend to design more to follow it.

TAA USAF Designation: HD177-1
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Step 1: Materials

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1 Piece of 8 by 10.5 inch graph paper

Step 2: Begin Construction

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Begin making your Hoverfly by marking out a box of 11 by 4 boxes on a single sheet of graph paper. At the top, mark a solid line 4 boxes in length, 2 boxes in from the corners of the box. From this line mark a dotted line that stretches from the sides of the boxes while touching it. 6 boxes down from the upper corners of the box, mark a solid line 1 box in length inwards on each side. Going from each of these lines, make a dotted line that goes downward to the bottom of the box. Then 1 row of boxes above the bottom of the 11 by 4 box, make a horizontal, dotted line.

Your Hoverfly should now look as pictured. Cut the airframe out along the solid outer line.

Solid lines indicate places to cut. Dotted lines indicate fold lines.

Note: 1 box = 0.25 inches

Step 3: Counterweight Folding

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Cut along the solid lines in the middle of the paper. Then cut along the solid line that stretches down from the top of the sheet. Now fold along the dotted lines. Your Hoverfly should now appear as it does in the fourth photograph.
bgepp13 years ago
Looks cool. I don't understand how the eraser fits in to the hoverfly? Does the eraser act as a weight? Do you have a video of this in flight? thanx
OrigamiAirEnforcer (author)  bgepp13 years ago
The eraser serves no purpose to the Hoverfly. It was put in the shot to support the Hoverfly for the photograph.

At the moment, I am unable to make motion videos.
Kiteman3 years ago

I just had a flashback to dozens of lessons on air-resistance and investigation-planning, trying to keep control of classes full of kids throwing these in the air and trying to time their fall...
sf49ers1 year ago
Hey man can you look at my mini airplane and tell me what you think about it? Just search mini airplane glider or my username.
This reminds me of a helicopter pod
The Hoverfly is a helicopter.