Where nature and art meet!
The chopper has about 40 pieces of wood and 28 pieces of gourds. Both rear and main rotors are mounted on bearings that allows for rotation; the pitch of each blade can be changed; and the wheels rotate as if any of these dynamics makes a difference! The treads of the three tires were cut from the neck of a dipper gourd. The windshield wipers are currently inoperative! I used photos of Black Hawk helicopters to come up with most of the details. It is 18 inches long and 7 inches tall. Recently I added a muffin fan overhead that is operated remotely; it blows air downward and causes the rotor blades to turn.