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Flying Lego
Do you think it’s impossible to make Lego fly? Then you have to watch my “Flying lego”! Without the use of any non-Lego parts I lift Lego up to 5 meters into the air. Enjoy your flight!
About this creation
Watch my video:



The “flying Lego” MOC consist of three elements. The launch base, the propeller and the rip cord.


The Propeller is the flying part. To make this I looked at the propeller of a helicopter. For this the angle of the blades is very important. I tried all different Lego Technic angles but only with angle number three the propeller makes a lift up into the air.


There is a turning disk on top of the Launch base, in this disk are three blue pins. These connect the propeller with the launch base, but the propeller is still able to fly up.


With the rip cord you can make the turn disk spin. I tested lots of different transmission ratios for this MOC, but the best one consist of just one little gear.

Warning: If you want to make something like this too. Make sure you take enough space and protect yourself and others.

Bye bye,
Anika Vuurzoon.



Comments

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  September 6, 2014
Just spotted this in the ABS Forever group. I remember having toys like this as a kid. It's a great idea for a Lego MOC. You've solved the engineering problems (strong enough base & rip cord, light but strong flyer) really well and produced a package which works and looks good too. Nice work!
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  April 20, 2014
Really cool. Now let me get this straight. Over 8,000 views and only 69 comments. You should have over 200 comments. Can't people write. It only takes a couple words. Your creation is very clever.
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  December 8, 2013
Brilliant Moc! I wish it would stay in mid-air longer though, great job :D
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  December 8, 2013
wow. genius!
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  November 17, 2012
Ingenious!!!
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  November 17, 2012
What a simple but innovative idea that works! Its a interesting idea flyuibg Lego, as if it hits something, wouldn't it break, and just how durable is it? Still very well done!
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  May 18, 2012
A fairly simple idea but works really well. Brilliant. Well done. :)
  January 21, 2012
I like the way you reduced your flying machine to just the propellers - it saves a great deal of weight and also very clever! I was able to duplicate your results. I was able to replicate your propellor exactly -- with the pitch of each blade oriented the same direction. I was able to make a similar ripcord ( 8.75 inch gear rack). My launcher is similar but not exactly like yours because I didn't have the same pieces but it works all the same using an 8 tooth gear to drive the propellor shaft. Using a lower power ratio gear (more teeth) does not transmit enough speed and failed to get the propellor flying. Build problems that I found: (1) the ripcord had problems staying together if too much force was applied - older lego pieces had less clutch power. (2) The fit between the launch gear and the ripcord gear rack was loose so energy from the ripcord didnot always transmit to the launger gear drive.
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  December 23, 2011
Wow! Very nice idea! I should use that technique to make a spinning top!
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  November 10, 2011
Splendid! I had contemplated making a Lego plane that actually flies, but never really progressed the idea. I may just steal your design in part to further my plans. :]
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  October 24, 2011
that is so cool!
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  September 29, 2011
Haha! Very smart and creative!
  September 28, 2011
Its brilliant. Nice video too.
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  September 28, 2011
brilliant, absolutely brilliant, nothing else to say about it.
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  September 28, 2011
Hi Thanks you all for your great comments!!! I'm glad you like my flying Lego MOC. Bye bye Anika Vuurzoon
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  September 27, 2011
This is now up there with Orville and Wilbur Wright. "Lego Has Taken Flight!"
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  September 27, 2011
Great! Of course, you could just use the Rhotuka spinners, but doing this in a different way is a fantastic challenge. The desighn for the propeller itself is the genius part, I think. Now I want to see a Lego helicopter.
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  September 27, 2011
Great design! And an impressive presentation. Like it very much!
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  September 27, 2011
Leuk idee! Het doet me denken aan de bayblades van vroeger, pure nostalgie.
Family Vuurzoon
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Mitchell Andre
  September 26, 2011
Great work! This is super cool! This gives me an idea...
Family Vuurzoon
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Commander Neyo/ S.U60
  September 26, 2011
Oh hey! Just like the Visorak Bionicle Spiders from 2006-2007
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  September 26, 2011
Great fun!
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  September 26, 2011
I like how you pursued a simple idea into an excellent functioning MOC and dito presentation and animation. For people rebuilding, i would advice to wear glasses, just in case a part comes off...
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  September 26, 2011
wow incredible...bravo
  September 26, 2011
I know what I'm going to make after the MOC Olympics are over! Also do you by chance have a bricklink link to the part you use for the propellers?
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  September 26, 2011
Honestly I knew this was possible, since Lego made those weird little launchers for Bionicle. I'm just impressed that you caught it. I always end up hurting myself when I try running around to catch them...
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  September 26, 2011
Great job, I didn't think it was possible to make LEGO vertically take off. Excellent video and presentation too : ) Time to refine it and see if it's possible to make it into a tiny helicopter!
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  September 26, 2011
lol! funny animation! wow! you keep amazing me with all these experiments! keep going, if i recall the ninjago spin, you improved a lot for the second prototype, may i ask, would nt it be better to have a stronger center for the pales? with something attached to it, [like a small copter body] would nt it make it more stable to rotate? [hence flyin higher longer] even with more weight, with a faster rotation it might be attainable! good luck!!!
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  September 26, 2011
that yould be great if you could find out how to mount in on a helicopter...just a bit of inspiration =)
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  September 26, 2011
Brilliant use of pieces to make it look good as well as make it functionable, I tip my hat to you ma'am
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  September 26, 2011
Wow, it really flies.
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  September 26, 2011
Very clever idea, excellently executed. Well done :)
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  September 26, 2011
Outstanding! I LOVE working LEGO toys.
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  September 26, 2011
It flies very well now, Anika. Well done! Apo
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  September 26, 2011
Haha, nice, daar heb ik nooit aan gedacht, leuk gedaan.
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  September 25, 2011
Wow! So much fun. Your family of LEGO builders is awesome!
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  September 25, 2011
That's 110% Awesome. No, that's not a typo, its true. 110% true!
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  September 25, 2011
Lego has conquered land, sea(city boats) and now... air!! great work
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  September 25, 2011
I applaud you. Lego has now conquered flight.
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  September 25, 2011
Brilliant design!
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  September 25, 2011
Incredible! It actually lifts up in the air, but it falls fast,like Spark says. Very nice, though!
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  September 25, 2011
Nice! Flies high but falls really fast.
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  September 25, 2011
Hmmm, interesting design.
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  September 25, 2011
Great job! I like the ending!
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  September 25, 2011
5 are heads not enough you get 10 heads! You just brought back great childhood memories! THANK YOU I had the very toy you demonstrated made up of metal parts! I saw a plastic version of it bout 12 years ago then no more. Being an only child this toy required no one else to play with. The video was great and a funny beginning! A bit fast though for us 62 year olds with SLOW eyes (lol)! You must stop by my MOCpages! Oh, loved the fact it was done by a GIRL!!!!!
 
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