• Welcome to the Speedsolving.com, home of the web's largest puzzle community!
    You are currently viewing our forum as a guest which gives you limited access to join discussions and access our other features.

    Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free so please, join our community of 35,000+ people from around the world today!

    If you are already a member, simply login to hide this message and begin participating in the community!

Curvy Copter OLL and PLL Algorithms

Joined
Dec 21, 2011
Messages
75
Location
Massachusetts, USA
WCA
2012MCMI01
I recently got the Curvy Copter puzzle, and it has been great. I figured out my own solution, and I ended up discovering algorithms for all of the OLL and PLL cases. I've tried searching for them, but haven't found any, so I'm posting them here.

Notation: Since the last layer algorithms deal with only the upper face, every turn can be represented by one letter (F would be turning the UF face 180 degrees, etc). Also, I am using M = LR and S = FB. A shorter notation specifically for PLL is in the PLL spoiler.

So, here are the actual algorithms:

Antisune.png Antisune: (R B L)2 B L B L B M B M (mirror of sune)
Asymmetrical_Cross.png Asymmetrical Cross: (B M F M)2 (M B M F)2 (headlights and chameleon's mirror

Bowtie.png Bowtie: (F B B M)2 (S R S L)2 (note: there are move cancellations, but it's written like this to make it easier to understand and remember) (chameleon applied at 2 different angles)

Chameleon.png Chameleon: (F M B M)2 (inverse of headlights)

Headlights.png Headlights: (M B M F)2 (inverse of chameleon)

Sune.png Sune: (L B R)2 B R B R B M B M (mirror of antisune)

Symmetrical_Cross.png Symmetrical Cross: (M F M B)2 (M B M F)2 (headlights and its mirror)

A few notes on how to memorize: these algorithms are really simple. They are just a slice turn followed by a regular turn and then that slice turn again. You can think of this algorithm as "flipping" sides - to flip a side, just do the slice turn perpendicular to that side, turn the side, and repeat the slice turn. Algorithms will be given in normal notation and flip notation (in lowercase letters).

Aa_Perm.png Aa Perm: (M B M) (S L S) (M B M) (S L S) or b l b l

Ab_Perm.png Ab Perm: (M B M) (S R S) (M R M) (S R S) or b r b r

For the A perms, just hold the side that is all one color except for one corner of the opposite color on the back. Then, locate the side that is all solved except for one corner (which isn't the opposite color). Then, just flip back, the adjacent corner side, back, and the adjacent corner side again.

E_Perm.png E Perm: (M B F M) (S R S) (M B F M) (S R S) or b f r b f r

X_Perm.png X Perm: (M B M) (S R S) (M F B M) (S R S) (M F M) or b r f b r f

Please let me know if there are better algs somewhere, or if there's a way to make better images.
Enjoy!
 

Roman

Member
Joined
Jan 10, 2013
Messages
657
Location
Saint Petersburg, Russia
WCA
2012STRA02
YouTube
Visit Channel
Thanks, that's quite useful.

Bowtie: (F B B M)2 (S R S L)2
A typo here. Should be:
(F M B M)2 (S R S L)2
The "B B" confused me for a while but then follows the phrase about possible move cancellations so I thought "B B" is that cancellation you mean, lol.

Also:
Aa Perm: (M B M) (S L S) (M B M) (S L S) or b l b l
The picture shows wrong cycle direction...
 
Last edited:

Nuurvail

Member
Joined
Jan 14, 2017
Messages
1
These are great! Thank you for posting them!
Found a typo in your Ab Perm though:
Ab Perm: (M B M) (S R S) (M R M) (S R S)
It should be: Ab Perm: (M B M) (S R S) (M B M) (S R S)
 

Deviation

Member
Joined
Jul 15, 2020
Messages
1
I recently got the Curvy Copter puzzle, and it has been great. I figured out my own solution, and I ended up discovering algorithms for all of the OLL and PLL cases. I've tried searching for them, but haven't found any, so I'm posting them here.

Notation: Since the last layer algorithms deal with only the upper face, every turn can be represented by one letter (F would be turning the UF face 180 degrees, etc). Also, I am using M = LR and S = FB. A shorter notation specifically for PLL is in the PLL spoiler.

So, here are the actual algorithms:

View attachment 3368 Antisune: (R B L)2 B L B L B M B M (mirror of sune)
View attachment 3369 Asymmetrical Cross: (B M F M)2 (M B M F)2 (headlights and chameleon's mirror

View attachment 3370 Bowtie: (F B B M)2 (S R S L)2 (note: there are move cancellations, but it's written like this to make it easier to understand and remember) (chameleon applied at 2 different angles)

View attachment 3371 Chameleon: (F M B M)2 (inverse of headlights)

View attachment 3373 Headlights: (M B M F)2 (inverse of chameleon)

View attachment 3374 Sune: (L B R)2 B R B R B M B M (mirror of antisune)

View attachment 3375 Symmetrical Cross: (M F M B)2 (M B M F)2 (headlights and its mirror)

A few notes on how to memorize: these algorithms are really simple. They are just a slice turn followed by a regular turn and then that slice turn again. You can think of this algorithm as "flipping" sides - to flip a side, just do the slice turn perpendicular to that side, turn the side, and repeat the slice turn. Algorithms will be given in normal notation and flip notation (in lowercase letters).

View attachment 3366 Aa Perm: (M B M) (S L S) (M B M) (S L S) or b l b l

View attachment 3367 Ab Perm: (M B M) (S R S) (M R M) (S R S) or b r b r

For the A perms, just hold the side that is all one color except for one corner of the opposite color on the back. Then, locate the side that is all solved except for one corner (which isn't the opposite color). Then, just flip back, the adjacent corner side, back, and the adjacent corner side again.

View attachment 3372 E Perm: (M B F M) (S R S) (M B F M) (S R S) or b f r b f r

View attachment 3376 X Perm: (M B M) (S R S) (M F B M) (S R S) (M F M) or b r f b r f

Please let me know if there are better algs somewhere, or if there's a way to make better images.
Enjoy!
I have found newer much easier algorithms to understand and execute. Most of them are original, but a few came from RedKB's tutorial.
 

EngiNerdBrian

Premium Member
Joined
Jun 21, 2018
Messages
401
Location
Denver
I have found newer much easier algorithms to understand and execute. Most of them are original, but a few came from RedKB's tutorial.
I'm not sure the OP is too interested since that quote was from 7 years ago but i'd be interested to see what you came up with. I am struggling through learning/creating some curvy copter algs myself right now.
 
Top