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In this Instructable I will show you how to make a simple rubber band powered airplane using materials and tools found in any average household.
 
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Step 1: GET THE MATERIALS AND TOOLS

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All the materials and tools are listed below on the pictures.

Step 2: -CUT THE FOAM PLATES-

1st. Get 3 foam plates.
2nd. Cut along the black lines as shown in the second and third pictures below.
3rd. You should end up with the pieces shown in pictures 4 & 5.

Step 3: -CUTTING THE CARDBOARD-

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Look at the pictures, in order from left to right, to see what you need to do in order to finish this step.

Step 4: -THE PAPER CLIP-

Look at the pictures in order from left to right again...

Step 5: -BUILDING THE TAIL & BODY-

Once again look at the pictures to complete this step.

Step 6: -ASSEMBLING THE WINGS-

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Step 7: -THE PROPELLER-

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Step 10: -TROUBLE-SHOOTING-

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kehinde11 year ago
Does this fly far
MegaMaker5 years ago
Please don't do THIS, IT IS ANNOYING.
The ANNOYING CAPITALS or the project?
THE ANNOYING CAPITALS!!!!
I AGREE LOL
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Dante90305 years ago
can you use something else as the propellor
TECH GEEK (author)  Dante90305 years ago
Yes I suppose you could...
like what though ?
http://www.sciencetoymaker.org/plane/propeller.htm

here is a link to a site that teaches you how to make a propeller, i used this it turned out pretty good.
TECH GEEK (author)  Dante90305 years ago
I'm not sure maybe cutting up a 2-litter soda bottle?
TECH GEEK (author)  Dante90305 years ago
try modifying the tail... add surface area to the tail. you could also add 1 - 2 additional tail(s) similar to the A-10 warthog's tail. or even 3 tails 1 in the middle, 2 on either end of the rear stabalizer.
jid46113 years ago
how long should the propeller be?
jid46113 years ago
great looking, i didn't make it yet
jid46113 years ago
i dont get the 3 straws
dombeef4 years ago
CAPS ARE FUN!!!!! Can you change that, it makes you sound like Billy Mays all the time
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india945 years ago
my plane keeps flying back and forth, what should i do
Mattrox5 years ago
could you post a Video??? Btw very cool plane.
TECH GEEK (author) 5 years ago
FYI to you people, I have edited some of the errors away...
THANKS. IT IS BETTER NOW.
watson91945 years ago
i might try this with a smaller "box"
Jupitane5 years ago
Darn too bad.. i was gonna make a plane out of foam =(... mabye i will try hhhmmm?........
Draxis5 years ago
Wow, this is a really cool Instructable, I just wish I could get mine to fly,lol. I used a lego propeller for mine and put extensions from a plastic bowl to help it out.
meddler5 years ago
I think it's a neat idea. So the guy "SHOUTED" It is his first instructable after all, give someone time to figure things out. At least he isn't using net speak like "ur" or "gr8t."
Kiteman5 years ago
This looks a really good idea. It would be nice to see a video of it flying, and even nicer if you DIDN'T SHOUT ALL THE WAY THROUGH IT.
dombeef Kiteman5 years ago
YEAH IT IS VERY ANNOYING IF YOU DO IT! (lol)