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HOW TO – Make a rubber band helicopter

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Here’s how to make a rubber band helicopter similar to toy that inspired the Wright brothers to build a plane – “It doesn’t have a bearing and is therefore very simple to make, however you must have a long bit of split bamboo which must be thin and flexible enough to bend into a loop. Some window blinds are made of suitable material, some are made of bamboo which has been extruded into a round section, this isn’t really sufficiently flexible.”Link.

4 thoughts on “HOW TO – Make a rubber band helicopter

  1. The frame reminds me of one of my rc airplanes. It’s called an IFO.

    http://flyifo.com/

    The frame is made of small diameter carbon fiber rod. You can find this in just about any R/C airplane store (or kite store).

    Russ

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