Make a Helicopter Out of a Paper Clip

Introduction: Make a Helicopter Out of a Paper Clip

In this Instructable you will learn how to make a helicopter out of a paper clip. This is my first instructable.

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Step 1: Gather Materials

1. a paper clip
2. a rubber band
3. masking tape
4. about 2-3 min

Step 2: Bend the Clip

Take the paper clip and bend the long edge so that it is straight. It doesn't have to be perfectly straight.

Step 3: Fold the Loop

Take the Paper clip then bend the inside loop so that it touches the end of the paper clip like in the picture.

Step 4: Attach the Tape

Hold the long straight end and at the very bottom and take about 2 inches of tape and fold the tape on the bottom.

Step 5: Let It Fly!

Take your new Helicopter and stick the loop into the rubber band and pull the helicopter back then let it fly!

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    31 Discussions

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    biochemtronics

    So does this thing spin or something when you shoot it from a rubber band? I guess i will have to make one to find out.

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    AsapMob
    AsapMob

    Reply 4 years ago

    It works great. Trust me

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    Rye2121
    Rye2121

    Reply 11 years ago on Introduction

    yeah, after you shoot it. while its coming down it's supposed to spin like one of those seeds from a tree

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    killerjackalope
    killerjackalope

    Reply 11 years ago on Introduction

    A sycamore seed...

    Actually this project has some interesting little bits and variations, like a four bladed version (nature hasn't gotten that cool yet) also it could be a good kids project, where they have to make the slowest falling version they can...

    Shouts to kiteman, get your class on this one!

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    shimkennedy
    shimkennedy

    Reply 7 years ago on Introduction

    That would be a maple seed. I have two in my yard. Gutter covers a must.:)

    Works awesomely... nice little thing to play with during the commercial of a movie or when you have absolutely nothing to do.

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    quickster228
    quickster228

    11 years ago on Step 5

    cool does it actually work? never tried it yet and dont got a papaerclip lol

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    blin2
    blin2

    Reply 8 years ago on Step 5

    no it doesn't. it actually scraps you finger and makes you bleed. it happened to me.

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    kylekosan23
    kylekosan23

    Reply 8 years ago on Introduction

    thats cause u probably didnt cover the end with the tape all the way

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    Rye2121
    Rye2121

    Reply 11 years ago on Step 5

    yeah. it works, its really fun.

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    L.L
    L.L

    8 years ago on Step 5

    NICE!!!:D

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    sonic1234
    sonic1234

    11 years ago on Step 5

    how do you make it work.

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    Rye2121
    Rye2121

    Reply 11 years ago on Step 5

    all u gotta do is pull the tail back in the rubberband and let it go

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    crazykiddo
    crazykiddo

    Reply 8 years ago on Step 5

    ive tried it hundreds of time but ant get it to work

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    olvegrn
    olvegrn

    11 years ago on Introduction

    hey, did you think this one up by yourself? great minds think alike, or better minds steal....