The information below should not be interpreted as an extension of the rules. The official rules in the current Rules Manual take precedence. This event is generously supported by the Academy of Model Aeronautics, which awarded the two gold medal winners of this event (Division C) at the 2012 National Tournament with $1,500 scholarships! For those who are interested, there is a Helicopters training DVD available in the Science Olympiad Store.
Resources and Links
- Gluing Tips for Balsa Wood Models by Jeff Anderson
- Helicopter Team Checklist for 2013 (PDF) - 12/10/12
- Helicopter Team Scoresheet/Spreadsheet for 2013 (Excel) -12/10/12
- How to Bend a Wire Thrust Bearing - YouTube Video (6 min)
- National Free Flight Society
- Search YouTube for "Science Olympiad Helicopter" videos