Bad English Warning : This post can include some bad uses of English because of the author's not that great English ability.
OK, L&G. I've done some simple modifications on Helicopter Cube. As you might already felt, On Helicopter Cube there are some problems that sometimes jumbled pieces stick out and block some turnings of the puzzle. Hating that problem which is caused whenever I try to get some fun on the puzzle, I came up with some ideas to prevent it.
It's not a serious topic but some simple thoughts of me, which means that I'm not trying to make this idea to real result or something now
There're two ideas i made. The first one is to cut some part of the pieces out that causes the problem.
File comment: Shape-Modded Helicopter Cube. a little complicated :)
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It's the puzzle Shape-Modded which now has no problems playing on it.
File comment: This is a turning unit highlighted.
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It might be hard to see, So i highlighted a turning unit.
File comment: In midturn. It doesn't block any other turns even now.
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As you can see, this is Ready-to-be-jumbled state which now doesn't have any problems of the turning.Edit: This variation also has to change the internal mechanism. The mechanism is in 8th comment.
The second idea is to change the turning surface a little bit.
File comment: The sketch of the turning surface.
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This is the sketch of the turning surface(if i said it right). I wasn't making it into real working puzzle so I simply sketched just the turning surface. This is pretty much similar design with regular Curvy Copter except that the Parabolic curve doesn't go over the half of the cube which makes the pieces don't get tangled by each other.
File comment: The Puzzle cut with the special curve.
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File comment: A turning unit.
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The shape of the puzzle. Bunch of alternative designs is able as the curve changes.
File comment: Two turning moves at once. As you can see there is none of the cause of the blocking.
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This pic shows that now this puzzle doesn't cause the problem because the turning surfaces don't meet each other.
The reason I made the ideas is because I felt so many interruption while playing some jumble moves on the puzzle and I thought So much more abilities will be able to be added to the puzzle when it's eliminated.
Thank you for reading ths topic. Have a great day!