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 Post subject: Tony Fisher's Chinook puzzle
PostPosted: Sun Mar 13, 2011 12:17 pm 
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A while ago there were some questions about Helicopter Cube transformations. For various reasons none as far as I know have been made public so far but this one can be.
The obvious name for it would of course be Siamese Helicopter Cubes but I decided to go with Chinook.
The video will be added in a day or so.

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 Post subject: Re: Tony Fisher's Chinook puzzle
PostPosted: Sun Mar 13, 2011 12:19 pm 
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Very nice, I like the Chinook over the traditional siamese.

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 Post subject: Re: Tony Fisher's Chinook puzzle
PostPosted: Sun Mar 13, 2011 12:21 pm 
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Very nice =)

A 2x2 + helicopter siamese cube would be even nicer. lol

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 Post subject: Re: Tony Fisher's Chinook puzzle
PostPosted: Sun Mar 13, 2011 12:22 pm 
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cool. Could one build up the indented edges like on your skewbrick puzzle without having to add additional moving parts? I just can't really figure from looking at it but I think it woul work wouldn't it?
EDIT: I am sure it is not possible without adding parts unless the cuts are not planar/of one plane anymore.

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 Post subject: Re: Tony Fisher's Chinook puzzle
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Very nice. I would have wanted to have made one myself, if I had two spare Helicopter Cubes at hand. But your's looks beautiful. Great work. :)

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 Post subject: Re: Tony Fisher's Chinook puzzle
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Siamese Helicopter! Very well!

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 Post subject: Re: Tony Fisher's Chinook puzzle
PostPosted: Sun Mar 13, 2011 12:45 pm 
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Best puzzle name EVER!

I'm glad that somebody has finally revealed a helicopter cube mod, I too was surprised that nobody else had ever made one...

Looks good, but one question. Did you do any cutting before gluing or could you simply remove pieces and glue together?

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 Post subject: Re: Tony Fisher's Chinook puzzle
PostPosted: Sun Mar 13, 2011 12:48 pm 
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Amazingly simple mod! Did you just disassemble, saw down the core arm and glue? :lol:
Kind of off topic but I think it would actually be really easy to make this turn along the 'fully functional siamese' line (albeit probably would need to be printed.)
It would make it much more difficult and interesting to solve.

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 Post subject: Re: Tony Fisher's Chinook puzzle
PostPosted: Sun Mar 13, 2011 12:54 pm 
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Very cool.


I only had you beat by about a year to make the first transformation! :P

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 Post subject: Re: Tony Fisher's Chinook puzzle
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I am glad to see that I am not the only one contributing to this database-section. :roll:
Well made.


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 Post subject: Re: Tony Fisher's Chinook puzzle
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gingervergo wrote:
Very cool.


I only had you beat by about a year to make the first transformation! :P


Ah, so there was one. Recent discussions suggested there hadn't been any.

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 Post subject: Re: Tony Fisher's Chinook puzzle
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Cool puzzle, I like the name. :D

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 Post subject: Re: Tony Fisher's Chinook puzzle
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I take it that the puzzle doesn't turn around the middle "cut"? If so, maybe using square stickers to cover it up would be good.

Either way, awesome! I had a feeling you'd be making one of these. :)


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 Post subject: Re: Tony Fisher's Chinook puzzle
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Jared wrote:
I take it that the puzzle doesn't turn around the middle "cut"? If so, maybe using square stickers to cover it up would be good.

Either way, awesome! I had a feeling you'd be making one of these. :)


I considered that but thought it looked better with identical triangles through out.

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 Post subject: Re: Tony Fisher's Chinook puzzle
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wow nice! does it still jumble? (it probably does.)

and someone should make one of these, but the middle cut can turn.

make a vid ASAP!

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 Post subject: Re: Tony Fisher's Chinook puzzle
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Nice! I like how you left the triangles like that- it makes it look like you could just take them apart.

I may be missing something, but does a FF Chinook even make sense?

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 Post subject: Re: Tony Fisher's Chinook puzzle
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LOL I cannot even think of any other puzzle which had a more appropriate name!
Spot on Tony.

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 Post subject: Re: Tony Fisher's Chinook puzzle
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Tony Fisher wrote:
gingervergo wrote:
Very cool.


I only had you beat by about a year to make the first transformation! :P


Ah, so there was one. Recent discussions suggested there hadn't been any.


Another member also pointed out to me kindly via PM that Claus made a helicopter ball (called the lotus?). Just thought I'd remind everybody.

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 Post subject: Re: Tony Fisher's Chinook puzzle
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Video now added. I have started an auction and will give link in market place.

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 Post subject: Re: Tony Fisher's Chinook puzzle
PostPosted: Mon Mar 14, 2011 5:58 pm 
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It looks very nice. You might need to tighten the tensions a little though.

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 Post subject: Re: Tony Fisher's Chinook puzzle
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hey that's pretty cool...wait a sec chinook?
aaaaaah i get it!

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