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    Re: metal pipe play helicopter

    I love it when I finally get to use something I've been saving in the garage for 20 years.
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    Re: metal pipe play helicopter

    Quote Originally Posted by albrightree View Post
    I love it when I finally get to use something I've been saving in the garage for 20 years.
    8 months this house, 13 years last house, 10 years the house before......it was too nice to throw out
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    Re: metal pipe play helicopter

    i should wrap it up this weekend



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    Re: metal pipe play helicopter

    painting time just around the corner....






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    Re: metal pipe play helicopter

    60 degrees today that means time to wrap this up, it has the feel of a firemans arcade ride

    bedliner paint for the cockpit area and seam sealer even make my seams look presentable. then the bedliner paint got white top coat.





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    Re: metal pipe play helicopter

    Looks Nice...
    I haven't built anything I can't throw away. Perfection is the journey.

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    Re: metal pipe play helicopter

    and done....battery added along with solar panel for charging, will do some final clean up on paint after it has a few more days of drying time

    maybe $200 pipe, $50 gauges, $10 lights, $200 16 ga steel, $40 paint
    $10 for 5 or 6 cutoff wheels, $15 5lbs of welding rod, $14 seam sealer, $10 2-3 flap wheels.
    $42 battery and solar charger



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    Re: metal pipe play helicopter

    gee, w/ all that work, the thing should fly, i dont see why not. i bet the neighbors are getting jealous. hopefully there cars dont have little orange/white specs on them. heck, if ur adpoting, i can be a grandkid , i got all kinds of stuff that need wiring/fixin/paint , feel fee to come over anytime

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    Re: metal pipe play helicopter

    No radio headsets?

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    Re: metal pipe play helicopter

    Quote Originally Posted by 37ford4dr View Post
    and done....battery added along with solar panel for charging, will do some final clean up on paint after it has a few more days of drying time

    maybe $200 pipe, $50 gauges, $10 lights, $200 16 ga steel, $40 paint
    $10 for 5 or 6 cutoff wheels, $15 5lbs of welding rod, $14 seam sealer, $10 2-3 flap wheels.
    $42 battery and solar charger




    It is looking great.

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    Re: metal pipe play helicopter

    Quote Originally Posted by 12V71 View Post
    No radio headsets?
    you know my son and i were talking about finding a helmet with those big plug in connectors, that would be cool.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 12V71 View Post
    No radio headsets?
    well, i think kids get phones about the time they learn how to crawl out of the crib. at least in my area, thats my observation when i go to the store and see a baby in the shopping basket w/ a phone, screaming/crying at his mother to buy him an icey drink. maybe not the poets grandkids, but no seatbelts either

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    Re: metal pipe play helicopter

    You might need to add some locking casters so you can get your dollies back. https://www.weldingweb.com/images/smilies/smile.gif
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    Re: metal pipe play helicopter

    Quote Originally Posted by albrightree View Post
    You might need to add some locking casters so you can get your dollies back. https://www.weldingweb.com/images/smilies/smile.gif
    or 4 compression springs. kinda like minertature front end coil springs, to give kids a moving like rocking effect

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    Quote Originally Posted by 123weld View Post
    or 4 compression springs. kinda like minertature front end coil springs, to give kids a moving like rocking effect
    4 coil springs like those rocking horses at parks on those big *** coil springs.....interesting idea
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    Re: metal pipe play helicopter

    Or just one big one in the middle so it can wobble all over the place.
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    Quote Originally Posted by albrightree View Post
    Or just one big one in the middle so it can wobble all over the place.
    Well - if this cool helicopter is going on springs - I do hope that then there is a motor with an unbalanced shaft installed as well - to give it the bouncy vibrating visual effect - as well as the newscaster traffic reporter vocal effect when the kiddos speak - just mount an old bench top grinder underneath and whack off a piece of the wheel LOL

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    Re: metal pipe play helicopter

    time to wrap it up, it flew to its new home last weekend, now I need to make something for the other half those grand kids.

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    Re: metal pipe play helicopter

    WAY COOL PROJECT!!
    I also have 4 grandchildren 3 to 10 years old,,,
    One of them saw this somewhere and they just had to have it.

    I made it out of two pieces of pallet rack parts (1/8" thick rectangular tube)

    We ended up stopping at only 4 tires,, the height of the top two seemed to scare the climbers a little too much,,,

    Even the 3 year old can climb it,, they climb it almost daily.
    perfect for this COVID stay at home time for the kids!!

    We ended up having to use two bolts and four of the giant DIY washers on each pair of tires to keep the tires from rotating,,
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    Re: metal pipe play helicopter

    I love the helicopter but every time I look at it I think it needs a set of wheel with a small engine!

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    Re: metal pipe play helicopter

    Quote Originally Posted by 37ford4dr View Post
    time to wrap it up, it flew to its new home last weekend, now I need to make something for the other half those grand kids.

    That's a lot of work for a lot of grins. Well done!

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    Re: metal pipe play helicopter

    This thread delivers.

    We lost my MIL's father last year. He flew helicopters in Vietnam, and he loved kids. He would have loved this project!

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