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Cool Glider - IT DOES GLIDE!!!

Hi all Instructablees (people who surf on Instructables). This is my very very very first instructable, so try to refrain from being harsh (.).
Y'all probably seen Prony's stunt plane:
http://www.instructables.com/id/E3MUEMK2UEEV2ZARJU/?ALLSTEPS

As he said, its unpredictable (no harsh feelings Prony). Hence I came up with this instructables to make this wonderful plane more predictable and of course, glide! (i do not take full credit of this plane as i was not the inventor of this plane)

Thats the wonderful plane below...
 
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Step 1: Paper, Hands, Energy...Lets start

Ok...you will need the following:
Paper -- preferably A4 sized, sturdy (not flimsy ones that are thin as skin from a pad of Tesco Value paper -- if u happen to want to use those, use like 2 sheets of paper --)
Your hands -- preferably with 5 digits on each hands etc.
Energy -- though you won't need much to make this plane, do have some energy in store for launching!
 nice!! 5 stars really cool!!!!!!!!!!!
SeaLion (author)  SpeedStrikerXLR4 years ago
Thank you! :D
andyoneall5 years ago
Kids love it, great job
A very good glider, had a bit of trouble with diamond part, but got there in the end, I have not made paper planes in years, and I was useless at it, but theis is an excellent glider, best I ever seen.
SeaLion (author)  Liam Riordan6 years ago
I can't take too much credit for it, just came across a few instructables on gliders, did some research, and decided to introduce a plane (and how to make it) from somewhere else into this community (not a publicity stunt for paper aeroplanes ;))
this is one of the best gliders i havent designed it flys great. i didnt understand directions at all -- so i watched the video and figured it out.
SeaLion (author)  i make shooting things6 years ago
Glad it helped!
Trivian7 years ago
Stap 2 is bad you say the other side and i didnt read furder, rest of the step are good. :D:D
SeaLion (author)  Trivian6 years ago
Sorry mate, maybe the video helps...if it still works...lol, been getting so many harsh comments on my vids on youtube that I had to make them all private...yea, Instructables is so much cooler, youtube is so less cooler xD
leevonk7 years ago
kinda hard to throw right..?
SeaLion (author)  leevonk6 years ago
Lol...once you get the hang, it should be alright...
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SeaLion (author)  I MAKE STUFF6 years ago
Notice how I said this subtle disclaimer line "i do not take full credit of this plane as i was not the inventor of this plane", hence it's not very applicable to moan and groan at me for taking credit for this plane, innit ;)...anyway, thanks for the comment, haven't had one for AAaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaages! And one on Valentines day too! Adds to the atmosphere...
cool the F37 sorta there buielt the same onlyi don't got stabelizers
I've just finished making this instructable, (first attempt) and it flew about 40 feet out my bedroom window!!! thanks alot its a great little plane.
Trivian7 years ago
You and your keys, anything else important to you=
Stan Hope7 years ago
SeaLion- nice one! I agree with other comments- just watch the video which is nicely done. I got completely stuck with instructions elsewhere for a similar glider, but yours worked first time.
b-dog1327 years ago
cool
royalestel7 years ago
I think the video quality is just fine, though you could cut down on the overblown whites by using a darker background and colored paper. You know, for future instructables. This looks fine to me. I miss my old origami books. Was a lot of fun in elementary school.
Actually, the more I watch the video the more impressed I am by the great gesture you use to demonstrate the folding process. This will sound a little wierd, but it was almost professional hand model quality. With a little practice, you too could be doing the credits for Napoleon Dynamite and Palmolive commercials! (I told you it was wierd) Seriously. Good job.
SeaLion (author)  royalestel7 years ago
thanks!...lol, it took me 30minutes to do the writing (including taking pictures with my webcam) and 30 minutes doing the video on youtube (i get all tense and mess up on the folds...) and wait for it to upload and stuff, so i put in tons of effort into making one small instructables...
Jezza Bear7 years ago
This glider has been around for a good number of years and used to be origami books because of the complex nose weight. Instead of the diagonal formation for the wings in Step 3 you can easily create parallel ones about 1 cm deep making it look a bit like a Star Trek shuttle. They are also very good to be flown from a height and on a windless day. You know you have a good glider if you put your finger at the back of the diamond shaped weight, if it balances you know you will have a good one as it will not tend to float downwards or rise at the nose and stall. If you do not have balance use small pieces of sticky tape or Blutac. Good vid though
SeaLion (author)  Jezza Bear7 years ago
thanks for the tips mate. =D i saw this on another website and saw prony's and thot i'd mention it...tho i forgotten the webbie...=(
Kiteman7 years ago
That's a really good glider. The written instructions could be improved, but the video clip was very clear and easy to follow (was there sound? My speakers are dead).
SeaLion (author)  Kiteman7 years ago
thanks :P i guessed that my instructions sucks (i suck at that anyway -- hence the source of disasters of chemistry experiemtnts) no, there weren't sound...my mom took my mic..or there wud be iron maiden as background music! :P (darn i shudda made several versions...yellowcard bg music, 3 doors down bg, boten anna bg...:P...i won't mind making one on request :P)