Here is a video of the Woodpecker in action, it works quite well actually. This isn't an actual hole (hole 17 tee pad to hole 2 basket) but it's 320 feet slightly down hill and the disc made the drive but landed just to the left of the basket
I'm also attaching the cdx4 file I made for this project.
Step 1: Planning
If your making a disc golf disc than you'll need to decide if you want to make a longer range disc or a mid range disc. I made more of a mid range disc but it acts a lot like a distance driver and has a range of about 300ft.
Things to know about discs:
1. more weight towards the center of the disc will cause the disc to flip over or turn right if thrown by a right handed person using a
backhand shot (RHBH). this would make the disc "undersatble".
2. More weight on the very edge of the disc will cause the disc to have a natural curve to the left when thrown RHBH. this makes the disc "overstable".
3. The height of the disc will also effect the flight. A tall disc will fly a lot slower than a slim disc, But will be more stable during flight.
4. The area inside the disc will also effect the flight. If a disc has a large inside area (the bottom of the disc). The disc will glide or be more stable during its flight.
Step 2: Cutting and Gluing
You should allow at least 24 hours for the glue to fully dry before you start shaping your disc.
Step 3: Shaping
Once you have finished the rough sanding, use a finer grit sandpaper and hand sand the disc. This will allow you to do some fine tuning and get all the imperfections out of the disc and prepare the disc for staining.
Step 4: Design a Label (Optional)
To make the label I used and image of a Woodpecker and traced it on CDX4 and then made up a fake disc company so it would look legit.
Make sure before you etch your label that the disc is lined up straight as possible so that you don't end up with a lop sided label
Step 5: Stain and Varnish
To apply stain:
Make sure the disc is clean and all the dust wiped free. Now take a rag or paper towel and dip it into the stain and wipe down the disc, make sure to apply the stain evenly. If you want a darker finish wait for the first coat to dry (a couple hours) and then apply a second coat.
To apply Varnish:
Again make sure your disc is clean and use a rag or paper towel to wipe down the disc. Let the first coat dry thoroughly then lightly sand the disc and apply a second coat, be sure to apply the varnish as evenly as possible on the last coat.
Step 6: The Finished Product
Here are some Videos of the disc in action! In the first video the disc disappears from sight but it landed about 15 feet to the left of the basket. This hole is roughly 320 feet, though it has a slight down hill so its no problem to throw 320 (its actually hole 17 tee to the hole 2 basket on this course)
The disc seems to be pretty over-stable at lower speeds but then when thrown harder with more spin it is pretty under-stable and almost flips over but manages to pull back making a "S" pattern.