You saw the New Star Trek movie, and the noticeable lack of Klingon disappointed you. So the most logical next thing to do is craft a bird of prey out of an old floppy disk. This project was inspired by Kip Kays "Make A Spaceship Out Of A Floppy Disk!
Everyone loves Star Trek.
Klingons are cool, floppy disks are cool and Birds of Prey are super cool!
Step 1: Materials and Tools
Most of all you need a floppy disk. You can probably find a substitute for any of the other tools.
Step 2: Salvage the Metaly Bits, Snip the Thin Metal Bit
Step one is easy, tear the metal bits of the plastic bits. Now you get to make other Star Trek stuff out of the plastic bits -or- you can recycle that junk.
Now, snip the metal as depicted by the yellow box and picture.
Step 3: Cutting the Diagonal Slant of the Wing
Now using the ruler and knife you are going to cut a slant on the rectangular metal bit. You probably cant cut all the way through, so along the cut bend the metal back and forth until it snaps. (The pinching pliers are useful here.)
Step 4: Cutting and Bending the Wings
Now we bend the wings into shape. You can visualize how its done by looking at the pictures. You do this most easily by cutting a line with the ruler/knife, and bending along that line. However, dont bend too much, then it'll snap.
Step 5: Prepare the Hull
The circular bit from the Floppy becomes the hull, you do not need to manipulate it at all. What we do is insert it into a slant we cut into the long metal bits.
- First cut about half of the long metal bit off.
- Then cut a slant slightly below where you just cut.
- Slide the circular disk into the long metal bit.
- Insert the disk into the slant, it can be tricky, just work it a little.
- FInally bend what now have become flaps 90 degrees outwards locking the disk in place.
Step 6: Enjoy!
Congratulations! Your Bird of Prey is totally badass! Tweak the angels/cuts etc. to perfection and join my klingon Armada in our attempt to overthrow the Klingon High Council. cool.
If there are any problems with the instructable please tell me. This is my first ever Instructable, and contribution tastes delicious. Delicious like delicious cake.