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Black Hawk egg carton glider

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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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bubbaboss2 days ago

would cardboard be able to replace the penny?

yankee24428 months ago
Just made it it's amazing
yankee24428 months ago
Awesome!
ticobluestar8 months ago
This thing flies like a champ!!
ticobluestar8 months ago
They are called elevons.
Parker_r510 months ago
Does this work with a cardboard egg carton?
American Ruin (author)  Parker_r59 months ago
I've never tried it... but it would be awesome to see if you can make one!
arpruss10 months ago
Very nice. Our egg crate might have been a bit wider, as our winglets look small, but it flies great.
Arman_The_Eel10 months ago
very nice, but I call those ailerons not flapping wings :-)
Arman_The_Eel10 months ago
very nice, but I call those ailerons not flapping wings :-)
Arman_The_Eel10 months ago
very nice, but I call those ailerons not flapping wings :-)
Arman_The_Eel10 months ago
very nice, but I call those ailerons not flapping wings :-)
palombo505010 months ago
SWEET1!!!! I will be building this with my son real soon
rimar200010 months ago
Very nice glider. Maybe you could load a video.
Dream Dragon10 months ago
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 Dragon10 months ago
Just saw a video on YouTube... those little guys are awesome!
myadee10 months ago
Very cool!
American Ruin (author)  myadee10 months ago
thank you.
Gregbot10 months ago
nice
American Ruin (author)  Gregbot10 months ago
thanks
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