build a helicopter : LUSENET : Junkyard Wars : One Thread

build a helicopoter.andyou could see who could fly to the other end of a hundred yard strait away and back

-- alexander christoper dobosiewicz (, January 25, 2001


Bad sentence structure but GREAT idea!

-- Dan Denney (, January 25, 2001.

Have you read anything else on this post? Because that has been mentioned hundreds of times already. READ THE POST BEFORE POSTING!!!!!

-- (, January 26, 2001.

Agreed, this was one of the ideas that I wanted to submit. Glad to see that someone else thought of it. We need more flying contraption shows!

-- J. Walker (, January 30, 2001.

Speaking of helicopters, how about remote-controlled helicopters?

-- Trent Boyd (, January 30, 2001.

Definately try to get the REAL helicopter idea going, Please! Skip the remote controlled idea!!!

-- Michael Peters (, February 06, 2001.

Helicopter. Right. It's difficult enough to build a working remote chopper that flies reasonably well, let alone one out of junk, and let alone one that can carry a person. Too dangerous, and too sensitive to things that junkyards are not known for, ie. precision electronic control equipment.

-- RayfordSTeele (, March 14, 2002.

A traditional torque-rotor design would be damn-near impossible, but a simpler design with counter-rotating blades wouldn't need the precision control. During WWII, the Germans used a primitive helicopter for scouting on the Russian front that had two counter- rotating lift rotors, and a seperate thrust propeller.

-- TerranFury (, May 16, 2003.

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