Like the Hurricane, the Tornado is among a small group of paper aircraft that qualify as "paper helicopters" not of the traditional two blade design. Because of the Hurricane's great performance and original design, it was the conceptual basis for this project's layout.
Like the previous helicopters, the Tornado is designed for many uses, including as a research testbed for use in classrooms. Some potential experiments this aircraft could be used in include:
- Air resistance
- Wing area versus weight hangtime comparisons
- Wing area adjustment hangtime comparisons