Vol. 25: $5 HeliRocket

Use toilet paper tubes, coat hangers, and rubber bands to build a high-flying model rocket that transforms into a helicopter midflight, then spins dramatically back down to Earth.

By Doug Desrochers

Photos by Ed Troxell, Garry McLeod

Illustrations by Tim Lillis

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Make: Projects

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Douglas Desrochers' HeliRocket Tests


Rocket lands on roof of O'Reilly HQ (amusing fail)

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