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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.

Step 1: What you'll need

Picture of What you'll need
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- Styrofoam egg carton lid
- Marker and pen
- scissors
- ruler
- knife
- penny
- black paint
- Glider pattern:
http://www.wnit.org/outdoorelements/pdf/egg_carton_glider.pdf
 
PrestonB110 months ago

Hey could this fly an egg

American Ruin (author)  PrestonB110 months ago

An eggshell maybe, but not an egg... Unless it was a hummingbird egg.

smoosh901011 months ago
Try adding a small pager motor to build a jet fighter that can fly longer
American Ruin (author)  smoosh901011 months ago

Now all I have to do is locate a pager in 2014...

Haha!


I'm sure I can find one at a thrift shop. Thanks for the tip!

bubbaboss1 year ago

would cardboard be able to replace the penny?

American Ruin (author)  bubbaboss1 year ago

I dont see why not.

yankee24422 years ago
Just made it it's amazing
American Ruin (author)  yankee24421 year ago

Glad it worked out for you!

This thing flies like a champ!!
American Ruin (author)  ticobluestar1 year ago

I know, right?

yankee24422 years ago
Awesome!
They are called elevons.
Parker_r52 years ago
Does this work with a cardboard egg carton?
American Ruin (author)  Parker_r52 years ago
I've never tried it... but it would be awesome to see if you can make one!
arpruss2 years ago
Very nice. Our egg crate might have been a bit wider, as our winglets look small, but it flies great.
Arman55922 years ago
very nice, but I call those ailerons not flapping wings :-)
Arman55922 years ago
very nice, but I call those ailerons not flapping wings :-)
Arman55922 years ago
very nice, but I call those ailerons not flapping wings :-)
Arman55922 years ago
very nice, but I call those ailerons not flapping wings :-)
palombo50502 years ago
SWEET1!!!! I will be building this with my son real soon
rimar20002 years 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 Dragon2 years ago
Just saw a video on YouTube... those little guys are awesome!
myadee2 years ago
Very cool!
American Ruin (author)  myadee2 years ago
thank you.
Gregbot2 years ago
nice
American Ruin (author)  Gregbot2 years ago
thanks