Gourdguy's Blog

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Helicopter

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.

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4 comments on “Helicopter

  1. ER
    November 18, 2010

    I see your helicopter was featured on this month’s American Gourd Society photos…congratulations!
    http://americangourdsociety.org/photo_gallery.html

    • Earl Worick
      April 27, 2011

      Thanks ER,

      I appreciate your comment and I’m happy they did post my helicopter on the American Gourd Society site.

      Earl

  2. Tracey
    November 19, 2010

    This is amazing – wow!!!

    • Earl Worick
      November 19, 2010

      Thanks Tracey!

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