Helicopter Toy

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this little helicopter toy has origins in many cultures and was perhaps first a japanese toy inspired by falling leaves. with the right work, this can easily fly 30-50 feet in the air.

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    dombeef

    8 years ago on Introduction

     This looks really cool but i think you should make it into a slide show or people will think it supposed to have instructions.
    But Great Helicopter!

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    potatoluver5

    9 years ago on Introduction

    wtf how do you make it!!!?? 4 it 2 b an instructable it requires instructions

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    jtobako

    11 years ago

    there's two (or more...) ways to do this. one is to use a tounge depresser (the thick popsicle stick type)-get it wet and hot (boiling water or 10-20 secs in the nuker) then twist and hold untill cool. the other is to cut the blades out of a rectangular piece of wood. (the angle of the blade should be around 15 degrees). ether way, drill the center (measure it, be sure or it will wobble and not fly as well) and glue in a dowel/stick. watch which way you wind the string or spin it between your hands-depending on which way the twist is you will go up or down.

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    rccote

    10 years ago on Introduction

    Are you guys really asking how to make a stick with a propeller on top of it? The pictures are self explanitory.

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    Leprechaun

    10 years ago on Introduction

    I was playing with one of those and by some freak occurence it came flying at me and hit me in the eye! I had to go to a doctor because my eye wasn't dialating properly!

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    instructa-fan

    11 years ago

    the site is called instructables, so instruct me not give me queerafied religiony crap.

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    Karim

    11 years ago

    Yeah... so dude are you gonna tell us a little bit more about how to make it!!!

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    Crash2108

    12 years ago

    Drill hole in handle. Drill hole in part of PVC pipe(easier to find than whatever the hell that is). Wind string. Pull. Watch it as it flies right into your face. Try again.