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2017-2018 Science Olympiad Helicopters Kit

Avg. Ratings: 1.0 (4 Reviews)


Total Ratings: 4
Avg. Ratings: 1.0 out of 5

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Yes: 3 No: 1 
Education / Teacher / Boston, MA
No, I didn't recommend
This kit was pathetic. It took significantly longer to build that it should have. The instructions are written horribly, and although the kit came with everything required in it, for the price paid for the kit the instructions should be top-notch. Continuing to sell kits like this to schools desperate for money is unfair and is not what you advertised. Do not buy this kit.
Reply associate Published 12/11/2018
Thank you for your review. Please understand that this kit is an introduction to the Science Olympiad event, not an out of the box solution for competition and thus the instructions were written to be purposely vague in some areas. The goal of this kit is to provide a starting place for the student, but the competitor is still required to use problem solving and innovation in parts where the instructions are vague in order to make the design their own. Thank you again for your review, your feedback is important.
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Yes: 8 No: 0 
No, I didn't recommend
The instructions are not helpful at all. We tried to find some online and we could not find any. Now we are trying to figure out how to build this thing because the pictures are supper blurry. NOT HELPFUL AT ALL.
Reply associate Published 12/11/2018
Thank you for your review. Please be advised that this is not an out of the box solution for competition. The instructions are written purposely this way by the Science Olympiad event supervisor in order for the competitor to use innovation and problem solving to navigate through the vague areas. With that said, we will be sure to email you a digital copy of the instructions to help with the blurry issues. Thank you for your review, your feedback is important.
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Yes: 13 No: 0 
No, I didn't recommend
The instructions are not helpful and makes the building very frustrating. For the cost of the kit, the instructions should be clearer. We are half way through and are not sure if it is correct or not.
Reply associate Published 12/11/2018
Thank you for your feedback. This kit is advertised as an introduction to the Science Olympiad event, not an out-of-the-box solution for competition. Please know that the instructions were written by the event supervisor for the event and are intentionally vague in certain areas. This is because competitors need to use innovation and problem solving skills to make their design their own. In order to make sure your design is compliant, please see the rules manual. Thank you for your review, your feedback important.
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Yes: 30 No: 6 
Student / Event Leader / Bloomington, IN
No, I didn't recommend
It's really flimsy and hard to work with. Instruction photos were really blurry and not helpful. My team and I struggled more than in years past.
Reply associate Published 12/11/2018
Thank you for your review. The instructions are written by Science Olympiad event supervisors to provide an introduction to the event. We will be sure to pass this information onto them for next season. Thank you for your review, your feedback is important to us.
470231-386KT 70.65 USD InStock
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2017-2018 Science Olympiad Helicopters Kit
Educational Materials Physics Educational Materials Mechanics Learning Activities
Prepare for upcoming competitions with this practice kit, the only kits officially licensed and approved by Science Olympiad!

  • Designed hand-in-hand with the National Event Supervisors
  • Aligned to NGSS-based Science Olympiad events
  • 5 helicopters can be built from this kit
  • Event rules can be downloaded for FREE from the Science Olympiad website
This kit features the following components, hand selected by the Science Olympiad Organization:

1/16 x 3 x 36 Balsa
Bag Plastic Ziplip, 8x10 4Ml Pk100
Bag Produce, 12x20In Rl Of 750
Bead Seed, 10/0 Glass 7G Gold
Glue Stick, 8 Gram (0.28 Oz)
Jet Glue, 1/2 Oz. Bob Smith Brand
Jet Glue Accelerator, 2Oz Non-Toxic
O-Ring, 0.1 Rubber Pkg/1
Rubber Super Sports, 3/32"x 640ft., 1Lb.
Wire, SS Spring-Back .020 1Ft Pk100
Wood, Balsa, 1/16 x 1/16 x 36
Wood, Balsa, 1/8 x 1/4 x 36
Knife Utility Metal Complete

The 2017-2018 Science Olympiad Kits were developed to provide an introduction to each event and are not intended to be an "out of the box solution" for competition. Students and competitors should practice innovation and creativity to make their design their own competition-ready device.






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