Foam Glider Plane From Cup Noodles

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Introduction: Foam Glider Plane From Cup Noodles

About: Hello my name is Bob and I like to make things. www.youtube.com/drbombayrastapet

I was dreaming away when eating my noodles. The foam of the cup reminded me of the foam planes I had when I was young. They were a lot of fun back in the days. Few minutes later I found myself making the airplane. First just from one layer, but I found out 2 layers gives you a much stronger plane.

Step 1: Check Out My Quick Video Tutorial!

In this video I show you how to make a foam glider plane from 2 cups of cup noodles.

Along with the video you can follow the (easy) steps below :-)

Youtube Video

Step 2: Get Your Noodles

Get 2 cups of cup noodles (or any similar brand)

Eat the noodles and cut the package so you have 2 sheets

Step 3: Flatten the Sheets

Flatten the sheets. I do this by using an hairdryer.

You can also use an iron to do this. If you use this method put some baking paper in between so the foam won’t melt onto your iron.

Pouring hot water can also help to straighten it.

Step 4: Glue the Sheets

Glue the 2 pieces together

Step 5: Draw and Cut

Draw your plane design onto the sheet and cut it out.

Step 6: Create Opening for the Wings

Create an opening for the wing and assemble the airplane.

Step 7:

Tape or glue some weight to the front. I used some coins.

Step 8: Test

Test your airplane, it might need some adjustments.

In my case my plane needed more weight at the nose. Especially for outdoor flying. Also slightly bending the wings can help improve flights.

Have fun ;-)

Thank you for checking out my Instructable ;-)

Please also check out my youtube channel

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    8 Comments

    Thank you, that's an awesome project. Would love to motorize my plane as well

    UK noodle cups tend to be hard plastic, kebab/takeàway food boxes are frequently foam as ar some trays meat comes on they would do for substitute materials I think

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    Thank you, I didn’t know that. Yes I think any foam box would be suitable as a recycle material for a plane as you mentioned. The good thing with those noodle cups is they don’t break easily , like some other styrofoam boxes

    Nice project to recycle noodle cup!

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    Great idea! Who knew you could flatten a noodle cup like that? What a fun project!

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    Thank you :-)