is it a bird or a helicopter? Did you ever wonder what would happen to a helicopter if the engine stopped while it was flying? No, it wouldn’t fall out of the sky. The air flowing through the blades would make them spin, creating lift and allowing the aircraft to become an autogyro, descending slowly rather than crashing down. The Robo Chopper is also an autogyro, and should be launched by throwing it straight up into the air.
The blades will remain folded down until the top of the climb, at which point they’ll open and the aircraft will spin rapidly as it begins to fall. For spectacular flights, drop it from somewhere high, like down a staircase.
Your whirly bird helicopter will twirl and soar through the air. Learn more about how to make paper helicopters. The helicopter is a classic design that spins rapidly as it descends. It works great when dropped from a high place. Try different amounts of weight on the bottom tab. Notice that the helicopter spins in different directions depending on which direction the rotors are folded. This video is on how to make a paper helicopter.… Continue reading →