The PoongCopter

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Introduction: The PoongCopter

About: Find me on TikTok, Reddit, Tumblr and Twitter as @KitemanX.

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.

Enjoy.

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    40 Discussions

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    zakbobdop
    zakbobdop

    Question 11 months ago

    Is this supposed to make the "poong" noise and fly up, or fly silently?
    Also do you have a video clip?

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    Kiteman
    Kiteman

    Reply 7 years ago on Introduction

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

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    ilya128
    ilya128

    7 years ago on Introduction

    kite man I remember seeing your leatherman

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    Kiteman
    Kiteman

    Reply 7 years ago on Introduction

    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

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    Kiteman
    Kiteman

    Reply 8 years ago on Introduction

    Oh, I see what you did there!

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    Kiteman
    Kiteman

    Reply 8 years ago on Introduction

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

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    Kiteman
    Kiteman

    Reply 8 years ago on Introduction

    I want to beat a particular member of staff.

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    thomasthetankengine
    thomasthetankengine

    Reply 8 years ago on Introduction

    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.

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    Kiteman
    Kiteman

    Reply 8 years ago on Introduction

    Have a look for her "mouse mouse".

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

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    thomasthetankengine
    thomasthetankengine

    Reply 8 years ago on Introduction

    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 usernames...like I have no idea what yours is. Mines obviously Thomas but..

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    Kiteman
    Kiteman

    Reply 8 years ago on Introduction

    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.

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    thomasthetankengine
    thomasthetankengine

    Reply 8 years ago on Introduction

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