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My grandson is almost strong enough to make the helicopter fly, you have to really pull the string with vigour. I am trying to show my grand kids that there are toys that don't need batteries, it's not easy.
If you are looking for a project to practice your whittling, try making a balanced prop. I used knives, needle files and sand paper to make mine. The second prop I made flew into the wild area beyond our yard and got lost.
Now that I have figured out the best size and weight for the prop I am going to make a few of these toys to share around the grand kids and their friends.
If you have a small shop and a few tools, make some Old Timey Toys for some modern kids, you might get a surprise.