Introduction: How to Make a Gyro-Plane

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Step 1: Tools and Materials

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Step 2: Cut Paper

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Cut 2 pieces of paper:
-1x15 cm
-2x20 cm

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


tatabolt (author)2015-03-19

It flies relay good . Thanks a lot

felix.bergmann.58 (author)2014-12-16

I made this it flies really well and spins very nicely !!!

felix.bergmann.58 (author)2014-12-16

I made this it flies really well and spins very nicely !!!

felix.bergmann.58 (author)2014-12-16

I made this it flies really well and spins very nicely !!!

smitty225 (author)2013-08-23

It actually works.

awesomecreations (author)2013-04-02

Gyro? This doesn't look like a spinning craft?

poofrabbit (author)2012-11-23

This is really cool!

black hole (author)2012-11-23

It seems totally improbable that something so ridiculous-looking could ever fly, but it does!

Tuinopo80 (author)2012-06-07

Awesome, flies great!

Alex Mercer (author)2012-04-14

Go to

Zipzipy (author)2012-04-09

wow! This worked WAY better that I thought it would!
VERY fun!

rimar2000 (author)2011-08-06

1) why gyro-plane? Rotates it?
2) Please, a video.
3) Good instructable.

Darth Nihilus (author)rimar20002011-08-07

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!

rimar2000 (author)Darth Nihilus2011-08-08

1) Thanks for the response.
2) notify me when you put the video, please.

Foxtrot70 (author)rimar20002012-02-13

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.

Derpancakes (author)2011-11-29

Doesn't it work better if you just have the paper tube with a thick leading edge?

creationman (author)2011-10-18

i think this is a weird but cool plane

bgepp1 (author)2011-08-11

do you mean a bamboo skewer?

Darth Nihilus (author)bgepp12011-08-12

No ı didn't mean bamboo skewer

cparker7 (author)2011-08-09

if u add weight to the straw by putting a bamboo giant toothpic in it, it flies further

msportspower (author)2011-08-08

Have you seen the Facebook fanpage for Paper Plane building? It has links to lots of kits and instructions you can see it here

Kiteman (author)2011-08-07

Nice. Looks familiar, though...

dombeef (author)Kiteman2011-08-07

But he used a straw!

He joined recently so he probably didnt see your instructable yet.

Kiteman (author)dombeef2011-08-07

I wasn't claiming he copied it off me - the looped-wing is quite common, often called a "hoopster".

ilpug (author)2011-08-06

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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