Introduction: Paperclip Project #1 Helicopter

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I am doing a series of paperclip projects, they are useful for more than holding paper after all. I'll be doing lots of instuctables on different projects so follow me and give me more ideas enjoy the 'ible.

Step 1: What You Need

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~Everything you need~
×masking tape
×rubber band
×needle nose pliers

Step 2: Unbend

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Unbend the long side of the paperclip. Then straighten as much as you can with the pliers.

Step 3: Bend

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Bend the middle part of the short end. Then bend one more time.

Step 4: The Flag

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Take a 2 inch strip of masking tape and fold it in half over the end of the paperclip.

Step 5: To Fire

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Stretch the rubber band over 2 fingers then pull the helicopter on it on the hook part and let go.




Please don't aim this or fire this at anyone this could cause minor injures, be safe and have fun.

How did I do? Please comment and tell me what I did good or could do better. More coming soon.


taha karamat (author)2015-08-18

ula cool

owengulick (author)2014-02-05

Cant wait for other paper clip projects

MandalorianMaker (author)2014-01-16

cool iharper

iharper (author)2014-01-15

Tried this at school science teacher very impressed

MandalorianMaker (author)2014-01-14

yes it does

Kiteman (author)2014-01-14

Why "helicopter"? Does it spin as it falls?

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