paper helicopters I made previously each performed excellently and were very well received by the Instructables community. To give aviators who liked those birds more amusement, I decided to make another. The Tornado
is a paper helicopter with five rotors, designed as the "middle size" chopper--smaller than the Hurricane, larger than the Hoverfly.
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:
Wing area versus weight hangtime comparisons
Wing area adjustment hangtime comparisons
TAA USAF Designation: HD227-1