Find out more about the Helicar project
This teaching resource pack includes everything you need for smooth content delivery and strong educational outcomes:
Student notes: Information sheets, research tasks, design process, making and testing, class test, discussion points.
Teacher notes: Outcomes, teaching tips, teaching programme, answers to research tasks.
CAD tutorial: A step by step tutorial on how to generate a Helicar model using Sketchup.
Classroom video: Introduction to the project and the main concepts, making methods and testing.
How to order:
Fax your order to (02) 83234000
Or email your order to firstname.lastname@example.org
We will send the goods out with an invoice.
To make card payments please call 1300 363 352
The Power Anchor is a smart way of delivering power to car, ground effect vehicles and aircraft deign projects. The four 6V batteries (not included) housed in the base give the current required to run the motor on the vehicles.
The beauty of this is the vehicles aren¹t weighed down by batteries. You don¹t have to worry about any steering either because the vehicles are pulled around the Power Anchor by the same cable that delivers the current. The vehicle designs can be kept simple and when it comes to testing, results can be reliable because many of the variables are removed.
Helicar performance motor. Solder wires to the two terminals and connect
to the power source. These motors are the optimal speed and power for the
For chassis styling. Cut with scissors or scalpel with steel rule,
or even better a vinyl cutter and apply to the Helicar chassis for styling.
The price below is per metre.
600mm x 600mm x 50mm sheet.
This is a great modelling material. It can be filed, drilled, cut and sanded. It is soft yet rigid, is safe for students, and is perfect for the Biomouse project. One sheet will do 8 hulls for the Making Waves project (at 300mm x 150mm piece size) and at least 25 Biomouses.
Packs of 100 sheets of 1mm and 1.5mm HIPS for vacuum forming. Sheet size 458mm x 254mm sized for the 725 FLB vacuum former.
Colours: black, white, green, red, blue (each pack is one colour only)
Code: HB10 1mm Black
Code: HW10 1mm White
Code: HR10 1mm Red
Code: HG10 1mm Green
Code: HBLU10 1mm Blue
Code: HB15 1.5mm Black
Code: HW15 1.5mm White
Code: HR15 1.5mm Red
Code: HG15 1.5mm Green
Code: HBLU15 1.5mm Blue
This Helicar Class Pack includes:
100 wheels of 40mm diameters;
50 axles of 2mm diameters and 110mm long;
25 Helicar performance motosr;
25 propellers of 25mm 2 blade push type;
1m black sticky vinyl.
25 pieces of modelling foam cut to size ready to use.