I began to explore to see if I can somehow create a pair of canards or stabilizers at the nose since the wings are aerodynamically shaped.
After several attempts...the CanardWings was born....
Step 1: You Need a Sheet of A4 Paper 70~80gm
You may also want to experiment with different curvatures.
After printing, cut along the curve line, set it aside. It will be used for tracing onto the actual glider.
Step 2: The Fold...
Fold in half, aligning the edges as accurately as possible. Crease the fold.
Fold paper in half
Step 3: Paper Folded in Half
forming the first flap
Step 4: Triangular Flap Formed
Step 7: Make a Cut in the Folded Center
Cut the folded center
Step 9: Fold Down Along Center Cut...
Repeat fold on other side and flip over again.
Fold down along cut center
Step 10: Both Sides Done...
Both side folded down
Step 11: Trace and Cut the Curved Trailing Edge.
Trace and cut trailing edge
Step 12: Cut Center Fold Again
Cut center fold again
Step 13: Cut Center Fold Halfway...
This cut will allow the final fold for the leading edge of the CanardWings.
cut center fold halfway
Step 14: Forming the Canards
Folding the canards
Step 15: Final Fold of the Canard
Then fold the whole folded canard to the left again, repeat on other side.
Fold in the canard
Step 16: Almost Done...
Spread it open
Step 17: Staple the CanardWings Together
Step 18: Underside View of CanardWings
The stapled is bent slightly to create a dihedral and the staple retained the shape well. The degree of angle of dihedral plays an important role on the flight characteristics of the CanardWings. Experiment and have fun.
A view from under side
Step 19: Finishing Touch...
Bend up the trailing edge
Step 20: Now Launch the CanardWings
To launch hold it above your head and lightly toss.
This wings are great indoors and outdoors...tweak the trailing edge and canards (can be slightly bend DOWNWARDS) to create different flight patterns...enjoy your flight!Hold this way to launch
Step 21: Video of CanardWing's Long Distance Flight...
It flew to the left and was hidden was a few seconds and then came back into view, appearing on the left screen again, flew across the street towards the opposite apartment block and was blown back. It finally landed on the top deck of a multistorey carpark.
A slightly larger and better video hosted by VEOH