How to Make a Gyro-Plane

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Step 3: Cut Drinking Straw

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Step 4: Tape Paper Pieces

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Tape paper pieces to form 2 rings

Step 5: Tape Pieces to Straw

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Tape pieces to straw as shown in the picture

Step 6: Throwing

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Throw your gyro-plane as shown in the picture
smitty22511 months ago
It actually works.
Gyro? This doesn't look like a spinning craft?
poofrabbit1 year ago
This is really cool!
black hole1 year ago
It seems totally improbable that something so ridiculous-looking could ever fly, but it does!
Tuinopo802 years ago
Awesome, flies great!
Alex Mercer2 years ago
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Zipzipy2 years ago
wow! This worked WAY better that I thought it would!
VERY fun!
rimar20002 years ago
1) why gyro-plane? Rotates it?
2) Please, a video.
3) Good instructable.
Darth Nihilus (author)  rimar20002 years ago
1)If you use enough tape for weight it rotates and also it looks like a gyroscope ring
2)Video is on the way
3)Thank you!
1) Thanks for the response.
2) notify me when you put the video, please.
There is a video on YouTube titled "Hoopster Part 1" & "Hoopster Part 2". The author there made the unit 4 times larger and made it into an RC format. Very Impressive.
Derpancakes2 years ago
Doesn't it work better if you just have the paper tube with a thick leading edge?
creationman2 years ago
i think this is a weird but cool plane
bgepp12 years ago
do you mean a bamboo skewer?
Darth Nihilus (author)  bgepp12 years ago
No ı didn't mean bamboo skewer
cparker72 years ago
if u add weight to the straw by putting a bamboo giant toothpic in it, it flies further

Have you seen the Facebook fanpage for Paper Plane building? It has links to lots of kits and instructions you can see it here
Kiteman2 years ago
Nice. Looks familiar, though...
dombeef Kiteman2 years ago
But he used a straw!

He joined recently so he probably didnt see your instructable yet.
Kiteman dombeef2 years ago
I wasn't claiming he copied it off me - the looped-wing is quite common, often called a "hoopster".
ilpug2 years ago
i dont understand why this iyou call this a gyro plane but i have made these before, and they are very fun. i made a large one about 3 feet long in applied science, using balsa wood, string trimmer line, lots of glue, and a cheap tarp. it flew about 100 feet when thrown from a height of 12 feet.

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