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The British Model Flying Association (BMFA) Helicopter kit is another fun flying project. It requires assembly with normal school pva glue, scissors for cutting out the card and/or a craft knife for cutting the balsa wood.

Following on from the aeroglide project, further principles of aerodynamics can be covered in realation to how a helicopter flies.

Once complete the students can have a great fun time flying their helicopters outside to see who’s climbs the highest.

Rubber band powered model helicopter made of wood and card

Key Points

  • Simple to construct
  • Uses scissors & glue
  • Duration 2 weeks

Topics covered

  • Forces applied on a helicopter
  • Lift vs Weight
  • Drag vs Thrust
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