A ground effect vehicle is like a hovercraft, but instead of having a fan blowing air down, air is forced underneath by a slope, wings or other such system.
This is version 1 of the craft. At the time of writing there are 2 versions.

This vehicle can travel upwards of 5m on a smooth surface(like vinyl), and once moving can transition onto slightly rougher ones (like carpet).

Step 1: Materials and requirements

The materials are easy:
1) Paper, A4
2) Scissors

The requirements are a little harder:
1) Smooth floor (eg vinyl, cork etc) to "fly" it on
2) you!
<p>How to lift this thing off the ground?</p>
What is that tiny white thing?
I wouldn't know, but I guess it is just a sliver of paper from a previous experiment.
how do you throw it? i cant manage!
You don't 'throw' it, more you push it along the ground. <br>If you had a flat piece of paper on the ground, how would you move it?
i would blow it! It makes an awesome sound!

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