# Curvy Copter OLL and PLL Algorithms

#### UnsolvedCypher

##### Member
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: (R B L)2 B L B L B M B M (mirror of sune)
Asymmetrical Cross: (B M F M)2 (M B M F)2 (headlights and chameleon's mirror

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: (F M B M)2 (inverse of headlights)

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

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

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: (M B M) (S L S) (M B M) (S L S) or b l b l

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: (M B F M) (S R S) (M B F M) (S R S) or b f r b f r

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

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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...

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#### TheSilverBeluga

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This is my only cube I can't seem to be able to solve. Do you think you could post a full guide?

#### Berd

##### Member
This is my only cube I can't seem to be able to solve. Do you think you could post a full guide?
RedKB has a great tut!

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#### Daniel Lin

##### Guest
A typo here. Should be:
(F M B M)2 (S R S L)2
actually (F M B M)2 (L S R S)2

#### Nuurvail

##### Member
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
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.