Introduction: The PoongCopter

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There's the Poong Stick.

There are helicopters.

Somehow, the PoongCopter was inevitable...

Step 1: Requirements

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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.

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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

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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

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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.



ilya128 (author)2012-11-27


Kiteman (author)ilya1282012-11-27

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

ilya128 (author)2012-11-25

kite man I remember seeing your leatherman

Kiteman (author)ilya1282012-11-25

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

thomasthetankengine (author)2011-09-21

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.

Who? I might know but I don't wanna say it...ha. It's not Scooch is it?

Nope: Canida.

I haven't seen any of their instructables...=(. I will look around. PM me a link to your favorite (that's right, no "u") 'ible by them.

Have a look for her "mouse mouse".

(You ought to be aware of Canida - she's Eric's other half.)

Yes, I think i have seen the mouse mouse before...I'll look further into it...what do you mean by Eric's other half? Sorry I know people normally by their I have no idea what yours is. Mines obviously Thomas but..

Eric = Ewilelm = site founder & CEO

Canida = Mrs Ewilhelm.

Check the "about" page for a round-up of the staff.  If you hover over the images, you can see their user-name.

Does he post anything?

Go have a look...

I did...I searched the username...I'll look later...mustache cookies are more important than the computer!

Btw, I just finished making the batter for the mustache cookies!!

I voted for this one by the way ;)

;) he didnt say that though...he doesn't know that little "inside joke"

jphillips15 (author)2011-09-22

I can't get it to work :( It kept coming apart, then I taped it together, but it doesn't fly. Can you show video of what flight should look like?

Kiteman (author)jphillips152011-09-23

I tried videoing it, but it's worse than useless.

Spin it like a top, and it just sort of spins through the air - not high.

ilpug (author)2011-09-21

Yes, but does it Poong?

Kiteman (author)ilpug2011-09-22

I'm afraid not - it won't spin fast enough.

ilpug (author)Kiteman2011-09-22

I don't want to sound rude, but if it doesn't poong, why call it a poongcopter?

Kiteman (author)ilpug2011-09-22

Because it's made from a Poong stick.

ilpug (author)Kiteman2011-09-22

I know, i'm just being argumentative for no real reason, excuse my weirdness. I love poong sticks, so i will go hack up an old one and make this. Maybe a video?

colorex (author)2011-09-21

I envy all your followers, englishman...

zazenergy (author)2011-09-20

Looks like a lot of your images are broken!

Kiteman (author)zazenergy2011-09-20

They all look fine to me...

...or was that some subtle joke I missed?

zazenergy (author)Kiteman2011-09-21

yep. Was probably just a slow internet connection on my part. Looks great!

Kiteman (author)zazenergy2011-09-21

Thanks (you got your pro icon back as well...)

crapflinger (author)Kiteman2011-09-20

all images work fine for me. also....POOOOOOOOONG

Kiteman (author)crapflinger2011-09-20

Haha, thanks.

Kryptonite (author)2011-09-21

Vids or it didn't happen.

rimar2000 (author)2011-09-20

No glue?

Kiteman (author)rimar20002011-09-21

No - all friction-fit.

If you want to avoid needing glue, start with a narrow slot and gradually widen it until everything fits.

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