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

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).
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.
Oh, post a picture of it, and I'll give you a patch!
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
Thanks Kiteman !! It would be a good thing to use when my children are home !!
We were making these 45 years ago in the 2nd grade.<br />
Nothing new under the Sun, as they say.<br /> <br /> Simple stuff like this gets independently re-invented all the time.<br /> <br />
I like These plane and ur mind is just rocking.<br /> <br />
Er, thank you?<br />
your letting your kids snort crack through a straw!!? oh wait i didn't read half the instructable nor the title lol
i think pvc would be bettert han a drinking straw. or a pen. or an air gun barrel
thats really cool, good luck
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!
I tried your idea, and liked it. See the new version in step four.
Wow! That looks amazing! I love it! Great job :)
Very cool , I will add this to the straw rockets the sixth grade kids get to make
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)
Firstly, #2 son's goggles are actually genuine safety goggles (surfaced from the back of a store cupboard at school).<br/><br/>Secondly, don't give them any ideas! If I win a T for one, the other will expect me to win another, of even <em>pay</em> for one!!<br/><br/>(Ah, soft beggar that I am, I'll probably end up buying them for Christmas anyway)<br/>
Awww... your kids are <strong>adorable</strong>!<br/><br/>Awesome work, Kiteman! You've done it again!<br/>
hehe...#2 son always has the coolest clothes.
Thank you, rockyt &amp; theformatter.<br/><br/>(I've added the appropriate <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.instructables.com/id/ESGO9GBF3R9YIXH/?utm_source=scifair_left">Amazon</a> links to step two as well)<br/>
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!

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