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Picture of Black Hawk egg carton glider
This is a fun and easy project for kids and adults!
I've adapted this project from Paul Billings' design.
 
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Step 2: Trace and cut

Make two marks on the wings of the pattern, 1 and 3  inches from the inner corners of the tail, about a half in in from the edge.
We'll be using these marks later to make the wing flaps.

Cut the pattern out, and trace it on the inside of the carton with a marker. Carefully  cut the glider out with a knife.

Step 3: Make the wing flaps

Remember those marks we made on the pattern earlier?

Draw lines from those points straight down to the edge of the wing.
Place the template over the glider again, and use your knife to cut those lines into the glider.

Once the cuts are made, line up the inner points and score a lines with a pen and ruler to make the flaps.

Step 4: Paint it!

Picture of paint it!
You can color the glider however you want.
I opted for spray paint.

I sprayed mine in a pizza box to control the mess.

It might also look awesome to make small designs on the wings with a silver sharpie... maybe a skull and crossbones, and the words "DEATH FROM ABOVE"  LOL.

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bubbaboss5 months ago

would cardboard be able to replace the penny?

American Ruin (author)  bubbaboss4 months ago

I dont see why not.

yankee24421 year ago
Just made it it's amazing
American Ruin (author)  yankee24424 months ago

Glad it worked out for you!

This thing flies like a champ!!
American Ruin (author)  ticobluestar4 months ago

I know, right?

yankee24421 year ago
Awesome!
They are called elevons.
Parker_r51 year ago
Does this work with a cardboard egg carton?
American Ruin (author)  Parker_r51 year ago
I've never tried it... but it would be awesome to see if you can make one!
arpruss1 year ago
Very nice. Our egg crate might have been a bit wider, as our winglets look small, but it flies great.
Arman55921 year ago
very nice, but I call those ailerons not flapping wings :-)
Arman55921 year ago
very nice, but I call those ailerons not flapping wings :-)
Arman55921 year ago
very nice, but I call those ailerons not flapping wings :-)
Arman55921 year ago
very nice, but I call those ailerons not flapping wings :-)
SWEET1!!!! I will be building this with my son real soon
rimar20001 year ago
Very nice glider. Maybe you could load a video.
Looks really cool.

I don't think egg boxes like that are very common here, but if you can find another you might want to Google "Walk Along Glider".
American Ruin (author)  Dream Dragon1 year ago
Just saw a video on YouTube... those little guys are awesome!
myadee1 year ago
Very cool!
American Ruin (author)  myadee1 year ago
thank you.
Gregbot1 year ago
nice
American Ruin (author)  Gregbot1 year ago
thanks