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I was visiting with my grandson two weeks before his third birthday, when he began sharing his imagination with me. He asked me if I wanted to go to the moon with him in his helicopter and talked to me about lifting up animals and other things and taking them with us on our journey. As I thought about our conversation and his wonderful imagination, I got the idea to build a helicopter for him with the various Ryobi tools I have collected.
I began by looking at pictures of different types of helicopters and decided to use a combination of two different ones. I had no plans to look at, just the pictures in my head. It took working on the project each day after work and on the weekends, but I was able to complete the helicopter in two weeks just in time for my grandson's birthday. I added a flashing emergency light on top and also a loud speaker equipped with a microphone that plays music, sirens, and various other sounds. Lastly, I added a 12 volt battery and a solar panel to keep everything charged.

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Comments (3)

  • Wow! What an awesome birthday present! Your grandson must have been thrilled. It's really neat how functional it is- seems to do just about everything but fly!

    By RYOBI Nation

  • This is super cool! What an awesome grandparent! :)

    By Thriftdiving

  • Nice my kids would love this

    By Mistiffy

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