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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- 1/8" Titanium Drill Bit
- 18V Lithium-ion Drill and Impact Driver Kit
- 18V ONE+™ 18GA Cordless Brad Nailer
- 1-1/2 in. Carbon Hole Saw
- 18V ONE+™ Orbital Jig Saw
- Ryobi Bit Holder Set (3-Piece)
- 18V ONE+™ POWER CAULK & ADHESIVE GUN
- 10” Table Saw with Steel Stand
- 3"x18" Belt Sander
- 18V ONE+™ ANGLED 15 GA FINISH NAILER
- 18V ONE+™ 6-Port SUPERCHARGER
- 18V ONE+™ Reciprocating Saw
4 sheets 1/2" plywood, 12 2x4