Building A Stirling Helicopter

Build Videos

Here is anĀ Introduction and Overview of the project.

This is a rather complicated project so I began with the most challenging parts. That way I knew that if I could make those, the others would be easier.

Making The Cylinder Block

Making The Main Propellers

Making The Cylinder Adapter

Cutting Pyrex Test Tubes For The Cylinder And Piston And Making The Parts To Hold Them

Making The Graphite Work Piston

Making The Flywheel and Sanding Brass To Make It Shine

Making The Pulley And The Main Rotor

Making The Alcohol Lamp

A Sneak Peek At The First Test Fit

Making The Side Panels And Landing Skids

Making The Blocks To Hold The Ball Bearings

Final Build Details

First Flight And Final Thoughts