I play with different educational manipulatives for a living. (Visit www.weirdrichard.com). Over the years I have built different themed models using all sorts of toys.
One standing challenge in the ft community, is to see how many unique models you can construct from a particular kit. The challenge I set myself is to explore the models that can be designed from a relatively inexpensive ft retail box: the BASIC CRANES kit (#96778). This first model is a helicopter. Everyone loves a helicopter!
This ft-ible will describe how to create a fischertechnik Helicopter!
NOTE: CAD images constructed with MLCAD/LDRAW.
Step 1: Gather Elements
1 Angular Block 60 Degrees
8 Angular Block 30 degrees
1 Connecting Strip 15
2 Clip Axle 20
2 Sleeve 15
2 Building Block 15 with Bore
3 Building Block 15
2 Angle Girder 15
2 Axle Coupling
1 Clip Axle 75
2 Wheel Support
1 Rope Pulley 21
2 Flat Beam 120
2 Wheel 14
4 Building Block 7.5
2 Roller Bearing
2 Building Block V 15 Corner
1 Building Plate 15x30x5 with 3 Grooves
Step 2: Construct Helicopter
Start by adding a Building Block 15 to a Building Block 15 with Bor. Fix the pair on a Building Plate 15x30x5 with 3 Grooves, and add two Building Block 15s.
Step 3: Construct Helicopter (continued)
To form the top of the cockpit, add two Angle Block 30s to the upper faces of the Building Block 15s.
Step 4: Construct Helicopter (continued)
Step 5: Construct Helicopter(continued)
Step 6: Construct Helicopter (continued)
Step 7: Construct Helicopter (continued)
Step 8: Construct the Helicopter (continued)
Finish the helicopter by adding a BB 7.5 to each side of the BB 15 with Bore. Insert a Flat Beam 120 into each BB 7.5 to finish the helicopter.