Rubber band powered helicopter made from a business card

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John writes –

“I discovered this while searching the ‘Net today. Make a rubber band powered helicopter out of a business card? Wow! This sounds simply fantastic!”Link & translated page.

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From the pages of MAKE:

16 thoughts on “Rubber band powered helicopter made from a business card

  1. Many years ago, in the early web/late gopher days, I downloaded plans for a nifty little airplane made out of a magazine subscription card. Does this ring a bell with anyone? Does anyone have a copy?

  2. At first I was having a hard time understanding how this was rubber band powered, I just tought it was a demo for how the main rotor and tail rotor worked together using a rubber band to drive the tail rotor… but the rubber motor is actually *IN* the vertical paper tube he’s holding. This guy’s site is incredible, he has an amazing attention to detail, and even has a few semi-flyable models made from stamps. There are a ton of other easier to build and fly rubber powered planes on his site as well. Check out the linkage to his site, you will NOT be disappointed!

  3. Maybe the next issue of Make: should include a few drop out cards with the plane plans pre-printed on them….

    That could be fun!

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