The PoongCopter





Introduction: The PoongCopter

There's the Poong Stick.

There are helicopters.

Somehow, the PoongCopter was inevitable...

Step 1: Requirements

The requirements are minimal - two popsicle or craft sticks, and something to work them.  My Leatherman has a nice file, or you could use a rotary tool with a cutting or sanding disc.

Step 2: Poong.

Start by making a short Poong Stick (see the original Instructable).

The exact length is not important, but you need to add two slots half way down the stick.  The slots are significantly wider than the thickness of the stick.

Step 3: Blades

Cut or snap the other popsicle stick in half, and cut a slot in each cut end. 

Again, the slots should be quite wide, but this time they should be slightly longer than half the width of the popsicle stick.

Step 4: Assembly and Flight

Slot it all together!  Overlapping the ends of the wings should provide enough friction to stop things flying apart.

The trick is to make sure you get them the right way round.

In the photo, the wings are set up for flying the PoongCopter right-handed, with the rounded end pointing down.

Just like the original Poong Stick, you fly the PoongCopter with a combination of a click of the fingers so spin, plus a gentle throw for altitude.




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    Well, welcome to the site, young man (shakes left hand).

    kite man I remember seeing your leatherman

    Hello, Ilya. Are you the Cub I spoke to at the big Sleepover?

    I made the original Poong Stick and my dad thought it was absolutely confuzzling. Ha

    Oh, I see what you did there!

    I like how you have nearly 50 times the instructables as me. Snap.

    Thanks for the vote - I need to publish 4 more projects to hit a personal target.

    Why 134...? Lucky number or competing with someone else? Ha

    I want to beat a particular member of staff.