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Can you build helicopters for a challange in junkyard wars?

-- Evan Tyler Hart (, January 19, 2001


I think it's possible if the show was moved to a different junk yard, say--an aircraft bone yard. I have built and flown RC helicopters. I think they would consider it a little un-safe from a liability stand point. Besides, you would have to start with a fairly complete vehicle, be good with rivets, a heliarc and 20 hours or more to build. An then--maybe.

-- Kimberly Panos (, January 20, 2001.

helicopters are nice but are very complicated machines to control and operated not to mention all the parts which are needed and some of these pieces must be persionly made (i should know my dad worked on helicopters for 8 years) but you could make something like that called a gyro copter. you can have a powered or none powered. all it uses is a pusher propeller. as it gains speed the propellers spin faster and you got lift.

-- Robert (, January 20, 2001.

sorry blades not propelors spin faster

-- Robert (, January 20, 2001.

But an autogyro wouldn't be so complicated. In fact, I'll go so far as to say that it would be possible with an expert.


-- Corby Dillon (, January 17, 2004.

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