This Instructable is going to show you how to construct the airplane model with some simple triangular components, how to install speakers in, and how you can customize it to make it your speakers.
In the following steps, details are often shown in pictures and their tag notes-- not only in the papagraphs. Therefore pay attention to all these explainations.
Skim through this Instructable before you start, so that you will know where you can make your changes and choises.
Step 1: Why?
The next thing to consider was: what kind of materials should I use? It must be a high-plasticity material. I immediately thought of wood and metal-- but I didn't have the skills and tools to handle them. At last, between plastic bottle and paper, I chose paper.
Paper is easy to handle (with scissors, cutter, ruler, and hand), and it can give a special texture.
How did I think of the paper triangle stacking method? I just did an owl with it several months ago, and the paper owl was on my table.
Step 2: Materials
-Should be thinner than common A4 paper
-Make more extras, at least 10 per each color, for backup
Option: you can choose your own colors
2) A black and a white construction paper
3) A set of two mini-speakers with a diameter of about 2 to 3 cm (or a set of loud headphone)
5) A pair of compasses
6) A pair of scissors
8) Tape (optional)
Step 3: Basic Component of the Airplane Structure
1) Fold the rectangle paper in half
2) Fold it in half again
3) Crease and unfold
4) Fold the "wings" downwards
5) Turn it over
6) fold the outer tips in
7) fold the "legs" up
8) Fold the triangle in half
I will call this basic component a "triangle" in the rest of the steps.
It may be easier to follow the diagram below:
Step 4: Making the Base
Keep going until you get a whole circle of 7 red triangles and 8 yellow.
Option: if you would like a larger airplane, add more triangles to the base (the same in step 7).
Step 5: Going Up
Insert a triangle to the base as shown below.
Step 6: What We Are Doing
Step 7: Notice
Step 8: Engines? Fuselage?
After that, make a new base of 17 triangles, 9 red and 8 yellow. it will be the fuselage.
Step 9: A Special Ring
Step 10: Back to Normal Ring
Step 11: The Finishing Ring
Step 12: Stabilizers
Make three stabilizers.
Now, insert the stabilizers, two horizonal and a vertical, to the back of the fuselage. You just need to find the ideal gap and push the stabilizer in. See the picture for details.
Step 13: Continuing on the Engines
option: you can change the size of the cones
Step 14: Plant in the Speaker Components
Option: after the speaker is well installed, you can use glue to keep the engine firm, preventing the speaker or the triangles from getting dislocated.
Step 15: Connecting the Engine to the Body
Make the cords come out from either the front or the back of the fuselage; they will lead outside to the other components of the speaker set (for example, placed in a box under or next to the airplane).If you use headphones, it won't be a problem. (If the rest of your speaker components are really tiny, you can fit it in the fuselage.)
Step 16: Wings
Take 8 triangles and link them in a roll (as in step 12) to form a "bar".
Make a total of 4 bars and we will use them in next step.
Step 17: Installing the Wings
(The cords and engines are removed in this picture for clear illustration.)
It is the same for both sides.
Step 18: Finishing the Wings
Step 19: Cockpit
Step 20: Finishing the Model
The cords under the wings can be glued or taped to the wings.
The engines can be glued to the wings and/or the fuselage. If it is not firm enough, make a stage (with a piece of cardboard or a plate) and fixed both the fuselage and the engines to it.
And... the airplane is basically done! It is time to enjoy music!
Oops! I forgot to remind you checking the speakers-- make sure they work before you put them into the airplane.
Step 21: You Can Do Better Than Me
2) Better glue control than me-- I left too much glue marks on the plane!
3) Better cord placement-- it seems my cords are keep staying out of place
But anyway, it is fun to make this airplne model from scratches!