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I have always wanted to turn my bike into some sort of vehicle; the Battleship Halberd, X-Wing starfighter, and just about anything else. The game.life challenge gave me the persuasion to do it. And so, with much thought and work, I present...

The Arwing Bike!

This project took me about two weeks to build; most of it was built it the space of approximately 5-6 days (as in, a good 6 hours a day). Encountering minor problems with support and structure, it was a relatively easy build; it just took a while.

This Arwing is the one from Star Fox Assault (elaborated in the History and Design step), and I chose it because it looked much nicer than the other Arwing designs; I also believed that it would be easy to build because of lack of details. Now I look back and say, "WHAT THE HECK WAS I THINKING?!?!?!" Anyway, it turned out great in the end, so I don't regret my choice. :)

NOTE: As far as I can tell, this is the first and only how-to for anything Star Fox related; it's also the second project Star Fox related that has been released on the Internet (Here's the other one- http://arwinglanding.net/forum/index.php?topic=8128.0). GOT HERE FIRST! w00t!

A video of a test run on the Arwing:


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Do a barrel roll!
FrozenIce2 years ago
just out of curiosity, did people laugh atu when they saw u riding it?
D00M99 (author)  FrozenIce2 years ago
Nah, people were pretty chill with it. :)
GASSYPOOTS2 years ago
r demz gunnas dooz a barrel rollz?
I was just curious ... how do you do a barrel roll on this bike?
D00M99 (author)  skittlespider3 years ago
It depends. If you're talking about a REAL barrel roll, then I would get a barrel. A big one.

If you're talking about an aileron, then I would say after I ride off a cliff. Possibly.
Yeah, probably best not to try then. I think riding off of a cliff sounds a little too risky, even if it is to do a barrel roll in an Arwing.

But then again, you could be the first human to do so...
and the last.
Im rather tempted to try it...

Your next project should be one that fully encompasses the bike. Ive had a bit of troubly converting pacman so i can ride a bike with it, and the ghost ... I really dont want a big wheel sticking out of the front...

D00M99 (author)  _-MacGyver-_3 years ago
The only issue with your idea is that if you want the actual thing to encompass the WHOLE bike than the length would also have to be the height. You would change from a chomping yellow circle with wheels sticking our to a colossal round tanks with poor maneuverability, poor vision,and a lot of weight above your head taking off a lot of balance.

The only other option, of course, is to actually use PVC. That would make it much stronger, as cardboard can only go so far, but the balance, maneuverability, and vision would still be an issue. That and as someone had stated cardboard works as a great insulator. Good in the Alaska; bad in California.

The only reason I don't use PVC for ANYTHING is for multiple reasons. First, I don't have the tools to do it, or any guidance or experience. The other reason is that I'm still a minor and staying that way for a good 10-15 years. With parents like mine there is no way I'm playing with any sharp edge for a while. The closest I get is a box cutter. -_______-

It would be nice to use PVC though.

P.S. For something to fully encompass the bike it would have to be something that is pretty long... I'm tempted to do a Battleship Halberd, but I rarely do projects twice. Actually, I'm thinking of converting my ceiling into a battle ground (except in the air) so I could cross reference video game stuff. Think Battleship Halberd vs. Arwings vs. Raquaza. Oh yeah. :D
You should still be careful using box cutters too. I've accidentally cut myself plenty of times. Box cutters can make a deep wound very quickly.

I almost cut off half of a fingertip once. Lesson learned...

By the way, if you do cut yourself, super glue is your best friend. Just sanitize before applying.
D00M99 (author)  skittlespider3 years ago
SUPERglue? O_o

Anyway, yeah, just use common sense when using box cutters. It's like wood work; never put your fingers in the path of the blade.
Yeah, it took me a while to figure that out for some reason. I'm a little clumsy too, so that doesn't help.

And yes, for hand injuries, I recommend super glue. I went to the hospital for the bad cut on my finger I mentioned, and all they did was sanitize the wound and apply super glue on top. I guess fingertips dont stitch up well.

After that, I just started taking care of my own injuries, because it was MUCH cheaper. I think the hospital charged me about $50 for their special no-stitch solution that looked and felt like regular super glue.
D00M99 (author)  skittlespider3 years ago
LOL good tip. :)
ichia3 years ago
:) Its really good! :D Congradulations on getting in for finalists and btw (how do u vote)? I rated but idk how to vote T_T im new at this. Good Luck D00M
btaing3 years ago
this is great, greta background
D00M99 (author)  btaing3 years ago
Thanks! :D
lunius3 years ago
DO A BARREL ROLL!
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D00M99 (author)  lunius3 years ago
NICE ONE! :D
That is so cool!
D00M99 (author)  Kaptain Kool3 years ago
Just like your user name! :D
Thanks!
rimar20003 years ago
Beautiful design, very well done!
D00M99 (author)  rimar20003 years ago
Thank you! :)
eyebot1173 years ago
Awesome! I've never play Starfox but maybe once in a store. I thought it was pretty fun! Great instructable! Good luck!
D00M99 (author)  eyebot1173 years ago
Thanks! You too!