This instructable will show you how to make a rubberband airplane with balsa wood and styrofoam.
The goal of this airplane is to fly as far as possible.
Step 1: Requirement materials
1. a styrofoam plate
2. balsa wood
a. 2 bars of 5mm x 5mm x 1000mm
b. 1 bar of 8mm x 5mm x 1000mm
c. 1 bar of 15mm x 5mm x 1000mm
d. a few plates of 1 mm x 100mm x 1000mm
e. a plate of 3 mm x 100 mm x 1000mm
3. glue for wood
4. hot glue
5. an 8x5 propeller
7. some paperclips
Step 2: Make the wings and the tail
Start by sawing your styrofoam plate in a shape your wing and tail will look like.
If you 've done that, make the shape of your wing and tail as you want it with sandpaper.
This will go very easy.
In my model I have chosen to make a tail which consists of 4 parts (top, left, right and bottem).
If the wingshape is ready glue the thinnest Blasa plate on the top of the wing.
Step 3: The body of the airplane part 1
Draw the shape of your body on a piece of paper.
Make sure that you there is enough room in the middle for your rubberbands, also for your balsa bars at the edge of your design: at the bottem and top the bars of 15 mm x 5 mm x 420 mm (the length of your plane)
horizontal place for the bars of 8 mm x 5 mm x 420 mm and between those two some place for the bars of 5 mm x 5 mm x 480 mm.
Cut this shape out.
Draw this piece 5 times om your balsa plate of 3 mm x 100 mm x 1000 mm.
Cut these all out.