Paper airplanes are fantastic: they're easy to make from simple materials. Just grab a sheet of paper and maybe scissors, tape, or a paperclip and you're ready to go.
There are as many great designs as there are paper airplane makers, and we love them all. Do you have a favorite design that flies farther, faster, or in exciting loops? What cool tips and tweaks work best for you? We want to know!
Enter the Toss It! Speed Contest
, and show us how to make an awesome
Make a good Instructable that clearly shows how to make a paper airplane, and embed
a video of your plane in flight. You can't just say
it's the best, you have to show us!
Here's our own video to see what we mean.Need more incentive?great and easy to make paper airplanePaper GliderWalkalong GliderRestrictions:
- The paper airplane must be human-propelled. No rubber bands for propellers or launchers. It's all about tossing a paper airplane.
- A video that shows the contest sheet (see below) and at least one throw of the airplane must be embedded into the Instructable.Since this is a short contest we're letting the audience judge!
Vote for as few or as many as you like - it's up to you. We're not
including duplicate votes, so please exercise good sportsmanship.
We'll judge based on the standings at noon PST on Thursday, March 20 2008
so everyone will have time to check out and vote on even the latest entries. Results will be posted shortly thereafter.
Air Instructables Flight Kit which includes decals, a pilot's license, and an Instructables robot t-shirt.Voting Runners Up:
An Instructables robot t-shirt.Pageviews Prize:
Air Instructables Flight Kit which includes decals, a pilot's license, and an Instructables robot t-shirt.Random Prize:
Air Instructables Flight Kit which includes decals, a "pilot's license", and an Instructables robot t-shirt.
How to Enter
- Make an a paper airplane Instructable. Use clear words and pictures so others can repeat your project.
a video of the plane in action.
- In the beginning of the video, show a printout ofthis PDF
- Videos can be no more than 30 seconds long.
- Add it to the Toss It! Speed Contest
by 11:59pm PST, Sunday March 16, 2008
DetailsOnly projects posted during the contest period are eligible.
If you've already submitted a suitable Instructable, make another version with improvements and submit it to the contest! Post an improved version of someone else's Instructable with a link back to your source of inspiration!
We're looking for neat and creative projects, so let your imagination run wild.Project Submission Start Date:
February 28, 2008.Project Submission Deadline:
11:59pm PST, Sunday March 16, 2008.Audience Judging Deadline:
noon PST, Thursday, March 20, 2008.Fine Print:
You can only win
one prize per contest, but may enter as many projects as you like and cross-post to other contests! International entries are eligible
- we're happy to ship prizes abroad.
If you're under 18, go ahead and submit your project - we'll just need your parents' OK if you win.
Open to enter: 2008-02-26 12:01 AM PST
Deadline for entries: 2008-03-16 11:59 PM PST
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