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Helicopter Skewb
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A hybrid of Helicopter cube and Skewb. This puzzle brings jumbling to a new level.

This is the Helicopter Skewb puzzle, which is a combination of the Skewb and Helicopter Cube puzzles. This puzzle has two very unexpected properties: it is possible to turn the Skewb puzzle by 60 degrees and still make Helicopter Cube moves, and it is possible to jumble the Helicopter Cube and still make Skewb moves. By using these and normal moves, it is possible to scramble this puzzle in to very hard to solve shapes. However, once the puzzle is restored to a cube, it can be solved using only Helicopter Cube moves.
This puzzle shares it's axis system with the Rhomdo Transformer and Crystal Transformer. Although the Helicopter Skewb predates the Rhomdo Transformer the mechanism-entry was named for the later puzzle because it makes clearer what is going on.

This puzzle has a mechanism that builds a Helicopter Cube on top of a spherical Skewb core.
Edge length: 57 mm
Weight: 92 grams

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Thank you to the following people for their assistance in helping collect the information on this page: Andreas Nortmann, Jack Lieberman.

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