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 Post subject: Curvy Copter II - Easier to Jumble?
PostPosted: Thu Jun 02, 2011 3:13 pm 
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Hey everyone,

Today I've been solving my Curvy Copter II from Tom a lot. After doing both jumbling and non jumbling solves on the puzzle, I actually think it's easier to solve it when it's jumbled than not. For those who have a Curvy Copter II, and have solved it (preferably both jumbling and non jumbling), what are your experiences with solving it (I know there is another topic, but I'd rather not bump it, plus this topic is a little different)?

Many thanks,

Luke :)

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 Post subject: Re: Curvy Copter II - Easier to Jumble?
PostPosted: Thu Jun 02, 2011 4:24 pm 
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My solving strategy for the Curvy Copter II is much like the Helicopter Cube - I solve the centers, place the corners, then orient the corners. If it is jumbled, I return it to its cubic state, position everything in its appropriate orbital, and then solve as stated.

So really after I return to cubic state, both are about the same to solve (it isn't very difficult to place the pieces in their appropriate orbital). Therefore for me, I feel that solving both jumbled and unjumbled are about the same difficulty.

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 Post subject: Re: Curvy Copter II - Easier to Jumble?
PostPosted: Thu Jun 02, 2011 4:31 pm 
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Hmm... I solve it like a Helicopter Cube, and then pair up the centre parts. I have quite a nice jumbling algorithm that does two two cycles.

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