Craft & Design
HOW TO – Make a rubber band helicopter

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.

    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).


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