Build a Helicopter

Build a helicopter that flies at least ten feet in the air and stays up for three seconds while carrying one penny.

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Inspiration Video

Suggested Materials

  • nose-hook propeller (premade or make your own)
  • popsicle stick
  • long rubber bands
  • paperclips
  • cardboard or stiff paper
  • penny

Difficulty Level


This design challenge may require complex motor skills, understanding of abstract concepts, or unusual materials to build.