In this instructable Ryan (age 8) and Holly (age 11) and Dad ( age Nunya) build a giant sling and Styrofoam plane. The objective: To launch this plane as far and high as we can with our homemade GIANT slingshot and have fun doing it. We have dubbed it the "Sling-O-Plane Project".
You will actually find 2 Instructables within this one project. The reason being, one we had to build the plane (and other plane parts) and, two we had to find something cheap and reliable to use as a sling.
There is something you should know before starting. This project was for my kids so they could participate in the contest, they could get more interested in science, and so we could just have some fun together. There are no high tech gadgets here, this on a younger level so positive reinforcing comments and suggestions are welcome, and yes the kids are reading what you have to say.
There are several videos of various launches for this project, most are successful some are not. Also the video quality is not all that high. My daughter just got a digital camera for her birthday so we are learning to use it still. We do hope you enjoy what we have accomplished.
If you have suggestions on how we can make this better please post them.