Introduction: Klingon Bird of Prey Made Out of a Floppy Disk

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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

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-Floppy Disk
-Stanley Knife
-Cutting pliers
-Pinching pliers

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

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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

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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

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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

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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!

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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.


Jetpack5 (author)2012-04-24

Well made! I always liked the Klingon ships better.

crash770 (author)Jetpack52012-05-21

Always thought the ship designs in Star Trek were a little bland... I kinda liked the stargate ships (Except the flying pyramids). The Daedalus always looked epic in a space battle...

Jetpack5 (author)crash7702012-05-21

Make us some!

crash770 (author)Jetpack52012-05-22

Wahoo! Memorial Break Project!

Jetpack5 (author)Jetpack52012-04-27

Your post inspired me to post my own design!

the dashing hero (author)2011-12-10

maybe its paper mario's boot

the dashing hero (author)2011-12-10

poo, i couldn't make the mario tube

the dashing hero (author)2011-12-10

a mario tube! --------
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karleksbi (author)2011-10-30

They use Kronor in Sweden too! I was really pleased to see the monies again.

trebitot (author)2010-10-13

Is the outline of a servo?

XOIIO (author)2010-03-15

LOL epic!

XOIIO (author)XOIIO2010-03-15

Wait, the enterprize has itunes?

And I really hope you don't really make those sounds, or the men in white coats might pay you a visit. 

technodude92 (author)2010-01-31

Since you asked, pinching pliers are called needle-nosed pliers in the United States.

Mirime (author)2010-01-09


porcupinemamma (author)2009-12-31

 nuqneH  tlhIngan ma H! maj majQa  (English translation= "hello, we are klingons good well done")

garrett10 (author)2009-12-18

the outline is of a boot or a shoe

amakerguy (author)2009-08-22

I have a LOT of floppy disks in my room and I don't even have a reader on my computer! LOL

twocvbloke (author)2009-06-07

I suppose that's one use for a floppy disk... :P The "Enterprise" looks like it's more of an Excelsior class to me (could be the Enterprise-B!!!), but still, interesting work... :D As for your desktop/screensaver, whoever put in the "USS Enterprise-D" bit needs to be shown out the nearest airlock for using the titles font on a display, naughty boy... :P

qwerty2008 (author)twocvbloke2009-06-13

I think it is enterprise D a Galaxy class vessel from the next Generation(TNG) star trek serries

twocvbloke (author)qwerty20082009-06-13

You're correct, and the geek in me has been released: Enterprise NX-01 - NX Class (for whose who acknowledge the Enterprise as a Star Trek series) USS Enterprise NCC-1701(first and A) - Constitution class USS Enterprise NCC-1701-B - Excelsior class USS Enterprise NCC-1701-C - Ambassador class USS Enterprise NCC-1701-D - Galaxy class USS Enterprise NCC-1701-E - Sovereign class

TyMan210 (author)twocvbloke2009-06-20

The Enterprise-A was actually, Constitution Refit class

twocvbloke (author)TyMan2102009-06-20

Still came under the Constitution name though... ;)

phoneyakk (author)twocvbloke2009-06-08

oops, I guess that was sorta silly. Anyways, thanks for the comment.

coppaj (author)2009-05-29

This shows creativity - something lost on many today. I applaud this. Excellent build! It shows we can recycle and have a little fun. It took a huge leap of imagination to make a model from an old floppy disk that would have otherwise ended up in the trash. Keep up the good work.

lemonie (author)2009-05-21

It's a lovely little build, but the disk is right out of proportion, bit more like an Akira Class? You could take the disk off I suppose. L

phoneyakk (author)lemonie2009-05-21

While I agree with, I chose to keep the disk. The disk doesn't make it look any more like a Bird of Prey, however it does give it a more diy/made from a floppy disk feel. My point is that it enhances the spaceship in a non realistic esthetic way.

lemonie (author)phoneyakk2009-05-21

Yes, I won't disagree with you on that. L

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