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Lockheed Martin - Rubber Band Helicopters [Interactive]

Helicopters are very important aircraft that provide mobility and speed for many groups such as hospitals, the Coast Guard and the United States Government. Through this easy-to-set-up experiment, learn about lift and drag by creating your own miniature helicopter! With the simple tools of rubber bands attached to a propeller, the rubber bands store the energy from twisting the propeller. When released, the propeller spins rapidly and creates the thrust it needs to take off. As the propeller pushes the air downward and the helicopter lifts off, the paper body also pushes against the air horizontally, causing air resistance, or drag.

Kit (10 Pack): https://www.amzn.com/B07MJR98KH/
($20 – Includes parts list – May be cheaper overall)

Alternative:
Resource: https://www.instructables.com/Rubberb...
Parts List: 1x Propeller, 2x Rubber Bands, 1x Popsicle Stick, 1x Paper Clip, 1x Card Stock Sheet/Index Card, Tape, Scissors Propellers (10 Pack): https://www.amzn.com/B06X3Q8C24/​ ($13)
https://www.amzn.com/B08BCG5C7X/​ ($15.5 - Back-up if other links are out of stock)

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