How to make a helicopter (for kids) out of a coffee cup

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Step 5: Launching it

Picture of launching it
My first attempts at launching. They weren't upto par, as I discovered a few days after I took the video, since I found I could make it move about 10 feet forward by giving it a forward push.

A sharp twist of the wrist, while throwing it upwards is usually enough.  Feel free to try other methods.

To see if it could be launched bottom up, I found that it worked quite well.

And of course, the control.

To prove that this design actually converts a coffee cup into a flying object, I tried using the same hand motion on an uncut coffee cup

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matass1 year ago

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