Flying Gyroscope Out of Piece of Paper!!





Introduction: Flying Gyroscope Out of Piece of Paper!!

An astonishing flying cylinder that uses the principles of a gyroscope to fly incredible distances!! Even better it requires nothing but a sheet of paper!!!

Here is what you need:

-1 piece of paper (8 1/2 x 11 works best but others will work)
- a couple minutes (seconds if you practice)

Step 1: Lay Your Paper Out on a Flat Suface.

You will need a flat area if you want it to work well and get solid folds.

Step 2: Make an Fold That Is About 1/2 Inch

On one side (holding paper landscape style) make a fold that is between 1/2" to 1" wide

The smaller the folds the more dense and short your ring will be

don't make them too small

Step 3: Continue Folding

Keep folding over your first fold until you have the desired amount of unfolded paper.

Step 4: Make a Cylinder

either wrap your paper around a cylindrical object or just bend it but it should end up making a ring

Step 5: The Tricky Part

Now you have folds on each side of your ring (unconnected right now)

to connect

slide the lip of one side into the slot of the other

there is no great way to explain it but when you are done the sides should stay in ring shape quite well and now you should have a sturdy ring!!

Step 6: The Ring Is Done!!!

Now you have completed making your gyroscopic flying ring!!

Step 7: Throwing Your Ring!!

Whether you know it or not, you already know how to throw the ring. simply hold it heavy side forward and throw like a football

throw low and put spin on it and your ring can fly amazing distances!!


i will have a video up soon!!



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try to throw like a sideways football and btw Nice job =)



No joke. It flew out of my building and straight 200 metres.

Masking tape roll 2 inch, after all the tape is gone. The core, that the tape is spooled onto, will work even better. Make this, out of paper, then try the core in the same way. What works better....?

Awesome I made it!

I recently read that one of these holds the world record for the longest flight for a hand launched device. It flew about 1250ft. Wow that's far. I was amazed.

Th is EPIC i made this and it flies really good.

Great instructable, I made one and it flies awesomely. I couldn't figure out how to fit the sides into eachother so I just taped it and it still works. Nice job!