Introduction: Nicwell Glider

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This is the nicwell kite and upgrade from the bamboo glider. It is bigger and better and very affordable Under 50$. The kite can be used to "float" as its called, a kind of gliding but very slow because your going against the wind. The longest I was in the air was about 2 or 3seconds. You can use it for kite bugging or anything kiting in general. If you need any additional help comment.

Step 1: Building Process.

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It is very similar to the last kite, but on a larger scale.

Materials: bamboo (or aluminum), ductape, zipties, tarp, woodglue, metal wire.

The wingspan is 17ft and it is 7ft wide.

Step 2: Flying

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Get at least a good 15mph wind on a hill and run into the wind. The glider will float there for a second then bring you safly to the ground (remember it's about 3ft off the ground).


tomatoskins (author)2015-03-26

This is so fun! Are you going to try to refine your design to make your "flight" last longer?

afcurlin (author)tomatoskins2017-08-11

uh, what do you mean by flight?

gliderxseinther (author)afcurlin2017-09-09

Little hops off the ground.

hack_everything (author)2016-03-01

tarps have little holes in them if u use two table cloths it works better

gliderxseinther (author)2015-07-19

@tomatoskins i should be getting a 4.5 m kite and mabe a 6m if i get a 6 m im making into a speedflying wing. the nicwel glider is almost a parashute too.

bd5 (author)2015-06-13

This thing never flew. It is not real. There are so many things blatantly wrong with this thing it's not even funny.

Corinbw (author)2015-04-11

this is ingenious. I want to make one.

AndrewM4 (author)2015-03-28

I suggest your comment is slightly off point. This project is for fun not for wisdom.

gliderxseinther (author)2015-03-28

Richharris it's not a heavy frame

snowy1998 (author)2015-03-26

I look forward to your next instructable,

'Field Triage, How to splint broken bones'


gliderxseinther (author)2015-03-26


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