Join the JMP Helicopter Challenge: Build paper helicopters, do a flight experiment and report your findings. You will learn about DOE in the process and you have the chance to win a drone!

Your challenge is to make eight paper helicopters and note your experimental choices and decisions.

Figure out how to increase flight time without jeopardising the helicopter’s stability and flying capacity. There are many factors that affect flight time. To properly uncover how factors jointly affect the response, use design of experiments - a practical and ubiquitous approach for exploring multi-factor opportunity spaces.

Are you up to the challenge?

Sign up on the website to

  • download the full instructions and helicopter template
  • find out how to enter the competition
  • get a free book chapter download

Share your findings with #jmphelicopter on social media!


David Spichiger, SCS