Introduction: RUBBER BAND POWERED FOAM PLATE AIRPLANE

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.

Step 1: GET THE MATERIALS AND TOOLS

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-

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-

Look at pics...

Step 7: -THE PROPELLER-

Again look at pics...

Step 8: -THE ALL IMPORTANT RUBBER BAND-

This is what makes the plane fly.
Look at pics.

Step 9: FINISHED!!!

Now all that needs to be done is to go outside and fly that brand new plane of yours!!! (Or stay in the house, just be very careful!)

Step 10: -TROUBLE-SHOOTING-

Look at pictures for info...

Comments

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nflpanthersfan (author)2017-03-21

Why can't it be paper plates?

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LivingroomF (author)2015-06-26

Very nice design!

Need to make light version of that :)

Check my dyi rubber indoor airplane tutorial!

http://clubmedia.eu/bamboo_poonker/index.html

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20shanno (author)2015-04-20

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njjack86 (author)2015-01-05

this is not a nice comment

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kehinde1 (author)2013-03-26

Does this fly far

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MegaMaker (author)2009-04-10

Please don't do THIS, IT IS ANNOYING.

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Draxis (author)MegaMaker2009-04-10

The ANNOYING CAPITALS or the project?

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MegaMaker (author)Draxis2009-04-17

THE ANNOYING CAPITALS!!!!

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walterh9 (author)MegaMaker2011-06-04

I AGREE LOL

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Draxis (author)MegaMaker2009-04-18

lol

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Dante9030 (author)2009-07-11

can you use something else as the propellor

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TECH GEEK (author)Dante90302009-07-20

Yes I suppose you could...

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Dante9030 (author)TECH GEEK2009-07-20

like what though ?

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walterh9 (author)Dante90302011-06-04

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.

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TECH GEEK (author)Dante90302009-08-26

I'm not sure maybe cutting up a 2-litter soda bottle?

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TECH GEEK (author)Dante90302009-08-26

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.

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jid4611 (author)2010-09-21

how long should the propeller be?

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jid4611 (author)2010-09-21

great looking, i didn't make it yet

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jid4611 (author)2010-09-21

i dont get the 3 straws

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dombeef (author)2010-08-21

CAPS ARE FUN!!!!! Can you change that, it makes you sound like Billy Mays all the time

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india94 (author)2009-08-25

my plane keeps flying back and forth, what should i do

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Mattrox (author)2009-06-03

could you post a Video??? Btw very cool plane.

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TECH GEEK (author)2009-04-12

FYI to you people, I have edited some of the errors away...

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MegaMaker (author)TECH GEEK2009-04-19

THANKS. IT IS BETTER NOW.

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watson9194 (author)2009-04-19

i might try this with a smaller "box"

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Jupitane (author)2009-04-12

Darn too bad.. i was gonna make a plane out of foam =(... mabye i will try hhhmmm?........

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Draxis (author)2009-04-10

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.

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meddler (author)2009-04-10

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."

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Kiteman (author)2009-04-09

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.

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dombeef (author)Kiteman2009-04-10

YEAH IT IS VERY ANNOYING IF YOU DO IT! (lol)

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