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Duct tape boomerang

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So, I poked in a cupboard and found some corrugated card and some really cool digital-camouflage duct tape.

Obviously it was time to Make Something.
 
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Step 1: Materials and tools

This is really simple - some corrugated card, some duct tape, and something to cut them with.

(That was a really short step, wasn't it?)

Step 2: Design

I love making boomerangs, because there are so many shapes that will fly, quite aside the traditional L-shaped device.

If you can't think of your own idea, there is an excellent source of ideas is this database of plans HERE.  They are all intended to be carved from plywood, but you could print one out and trace the design onto your card.

One important point to remember is to round the ends of the wings - it flies better, and it'll do less damage if you clip an innocent bystander.

A note for the sinister;

If you are left-handed, then you will need to make (and throw) your boomerangs in a mirror-image of what I show here.

Step 4: Taping

First, use small pieces of tape to anchor the extra pieces.

Then, wrap the whole thing in duct tape.  Try and avoid lumps and flaps that will spoil the airflow around the wing.
Jobo1711 months ago
look at this... THANK YOU!!!
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Kiteman (author)  Jobo1711 months ago
Wow, that's awesome!

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thematthatter11 months ago
really cool digital-camouflage duct tape.
that pattern is called UCP, designed for all terrains, although not optimized for any environment. :-(
Kiteman (author)  thematthatter11 months ago
It worked in Golden Gate Park...
Mic1001 year ago
Hi
Thanks for this instructable :)

can we have vidéo ?
Kiteman (author)  Mic1001 year ago
Unfortunately, it is lost somewhere in Golden Gate Park.

We're never going to find it, it's camouflaged!
So thats why i found a pile of camo duct tape in the grass. Darn i threw it in the trash D:
Kiteman (author)  c3ralki1l3r1 year ago
LOL
jamob1 year ago
If you don't mind my asking what kind of pocket knife is that. And very nice design I'm planning to make it soon!
Kiteman (author)  jamob1 year ago
It's a Leatherman Juice XE6 - I won it back in 2007.
rimar20002 years ago
These "trimerangs" fly very well.
Kiteman (author)  rimar20001 year ago
Thank you.
canucksgirl2 years ago
Nicely done. Is this the official British-Aussie-American version? :P
Kiteman (author)  canucksgirl2 years ago
Haha, no, it's the official "hang on, I've been at HQ a day and a half, and I haven't made something yet, but I've left the sketches for my planned project in the apartment!" version.
So where's the "Reminder Board with Camo Duct Tape Frame" for the front door Instructable? lol. :)