Introduction: Card Super Glider Plane

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This is a neat little plane, which flies very well if made properly.

Step 1: You Will Need

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Some A4 card
2 coins (I used two ps)
A wooden skewer (a plastic straw might work)
Glue (I used hot glue)
Maybe some blu tack

Step 2: Main Body+Tail

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Take your card and fold it in half (the long way). Glue it like this with a glue stick. Cut about 4 cm off (the long way). For the tail I did the same for the wings, but I made it 4 times smaller. Glue them both to your skewer. You might want to shorten it slightly. Stick the big bit of card almost at the end. Fold 1.5cm on the sides up. Now get the smaller bit of card and stick it on the end the same way. Cut near the centre twice and fold the flaps up. Now stick the tail fin on. Cut half a cm from the bottom of this fin and fold. This is the rudder.

Step 3: Handle and Coin Weights

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Fold some paper up and stick it under the skewer, under the big wings. You will hold onto this when you throw the plane. Either stick or blu tack the coins onto the front of the plane, one on the top, one on the bottom.

Step 4: Tips

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You might have to play around with the plane to make it fly straight and well.
Be neat!
Make sure the wings are folded slightly up.
You might want to add elevators on the wings too.
When you stick things down, be sure to reinforce them with more glue on the sides.

I'd really appreciate it if I could get some feedback, this is my first instructable.


nväyliö made it! (author)2014-12-27

Yeah it was quite confusing first. After few reads I figured it out and gere it is! The carton I had looks more floppy than yours. Still it flies really nice, but needs a lot of lauch speed. As a weight I used a random magnet I found from my locker, because here in Finland we use euros and I have no clue what currency is that. And how much those coins weight. After all it's really nice desing! Thanks for sharing :)

Matt428 (author)2014-09-19

you may need to make a second plane and make along with the instuctable(at the same time), so people can understand it and look at the picture if they do not understand anything. but nice idea overall!

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