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Picture of Launch it: the Huffin' Hoopster
So, Launch It...hmmmm...

I've got a simple rocket I could do, or quite a good glider... but, which to do?

I know - I'll combine the two!

See the resulting video in step four.

Step 1: Materials

Picture of Materials
Not breaking with my track record, you don't need much for this Instructable:

Paper, sticky tape (you can save hands if it's in a dispenser), scissors and a narrow tube of some kind (a drinking straw is perfect).
 
oldwolf3 years ago
I made one of these out of a 5 ft long core ( the cardboard tube left over after the gift warp is used) and some 3 in wide chip board. A paper airplane this sixe can easily fly over a fifty yards.
Kiteman (author)  oldwolf3 years ago
Oh, post a picture of it, and I'll give you a patch!
oldwolf Kiteman3 years ago
I made it back in 76 when I worked at George S Carrington Co.
i would do it if i were you. plus i wanna see it
Devrimm3 years ago
Thanks Kiteman !! It would be a good thing to use when my children are home !!
Dr.Bill5 years ago
We were making these 45 years ago in the 2nd grade.
Kiteman (author)  Dr.Bill5 years ago
Nothing new under the Sun, as they say.

Simple stuff like this gets independently re-invented all the time.

Lol!
I like These plane and ur mind is just rocking.

Kiteman (author)  lionmartyn3335 years ago
Er, thank you?
your letting your kids snort crack through a straw!!? oh wait i didn't read half the instructable nor the title lol
X_D_3_M_17 years ago
i think pvc would be bettert han a drinking straw. or a pen. or an air gun barrel
suggsugg8 years ago
thats really cool, good luck
ve2vfd8 years ago
Great idea! I'll have to remember that one for an activity for my troop when we restart in sept :) I loved the little movie, would have looked even cooler in black and white or sepia :) slow framerate + b/w + your kid with the welding gogles... would have been pretty nifty!
Kiteman (author)  ve2vfd8 years ago
I tried your idea, and liked it. See the new version in step four.
ve2vfd Kiteman8 years ago
Wow! That looks amazing! I love it! Great job :)
Kiteman (author)  ve2vfd8 years ago
Hmmm.....
awoodcarver8 years ago
Very cool , I will add this to the straw rockets the sixth grade kids get to make
crapflinger8 years ago
i don't think those are OSHA rated saftey goggles :P heheh always fun to do stuff with the kids (now where's that rating button...those gremlins need an instructables shirt)
Kiteman (author)  crapflinger8 years ago
Firstly, #2 son's goggles are actually genuine safety goggles (surfaced from the back of a store cupboard at school).

Secondly, don't give them any ideas! If I win a T for one, the other will expect me to win another, of even pay for one!!

(Ah, soft beggar that I am, I'll probably end up buying them for Christmas anyway)
Awww... your kids are adorable!

Awesome work, Kiteman! You've done it again!
hehe...#2 son always has the coolest clothes.
Kiteman (author) 8 years ago
Thank you, rockyt & theformatter.

(I've added the appropriate Amazon links to step two as well)
rockyt8 years ago
awesome instructable. My boys are going to love this!!
Those poor kids, here they thought they were going to just have some fun with paper and tape and they ended up learning something in the process! Great instructable!