- May 10, 2011
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has anyone ever made those little paper helicopters before? All you have to do is cut a piece of paper about 1.5" wide and maybe 2.5-3" long, and cut it into thirds. But dont cut them apart. just cut them so the slot goes to about half an inch before the end of the paper. Then put 5 or 6 staples, or one small paper clip on the end of the middle one, and fold the outer two in opposite directions, and toss it into the air. It makes a really cool little helicopter. Sometime at a CMASS launch I am going to put a dozen of the things inside my Forte and have them announce over the loudspeaker that the kids may catch the helicopters. Kinda like a candy drop only no candy, just little paper toys. They always want to catch rockets, but they are not allowed to. This should make it a little more fun for them! If you build em right you can get a decent rate of under 3 FPS! It might be fun to try to make a recovery device out of one of these for featherweight models. They would proabably burn, though. They are really fun, so I thought I would just post how to make them. Especially if you have a blowgun.... I have these little clay pellets that I can use to shoot them out of the air with. It would work with a straw, too. Just roll a little bit of clay or tinfoil into a small ball and put it into the straw, and blow. Real blowguns are MUCH more fun because you can get fiberoptic sights, barrel extentions and all that. I suppose an airgun might also work if you found a way to drop it in front of the target from a ways away. Maybe just a string that you could pull to make it go up and off of the string, and float down, and when it is in front of the haybail or whatever you are using open fire. You would need a pretty big pile of haybails for it to be safe, though. I would reccomend a straw-blowgun. Also try throwing one into a cloud of dust. That makes a really cool sight. It makes it all go swirly.