Super simple office 'floater', great for kids too!

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This device when given an upward toss, as well as a rotational velocity will float to the ground. When used in an outdoor setting, the wind catches it and will give it some zany maneuvers.
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Step 1: The materials needed: paper or styrofoam plate, styrofoam coffee cup, and tape

Picture of the materials needed:  paper or styrofoam plate, styrofoam coffee cup, and tape
yep thats all you need! Of course, you can add UFO like markings to the pieces if you like!

Step 2: Tape cup to plate

Picture of Tape cup to plate
The plate can be placed either way, and will give different flying characteristics (especially when outside).

Step 3: Ready to fly

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Now while holding the cup with one hand, spin it and toss it up at the same time. Thats it! You can experiment with adding more plates and more cups.
THECHINABOY5 years ago
i just tryed it using a round piece of paper it worked good.
THECHINABOY5 years ago
can you use it with a round peace of paper?
cubyrop35 years ago
 Mine worked like a lead blimp! 

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Gamer9176 years ago
cut out sections and make helicopter blades
Lord_Master6 years ago
Apollo29476 years ago
i like how u can experiment with it most flyin things you can't change
Apollo29476 years ago
very nice i really should try it !
bowow08077 years ago
cool im gonna make one now!
Spint7 years ago
Cool Instructable. +1.
Kiteman7 years ago
A video of it in flight would be good.
troopin34 (author)  Kiteman7 years ago
I needs me a video recorder! :(
You took digital photos - does your camera not have a video function? Even a mobile phone? As long as you can upload it to youtube or similar, you can show it here.
dchall87 years ago
How close to the center of the plate does the cup have to be?
troopin34 (author)  dchall87 years ago
If its off a little it won't really effect it. The paper plate, being heavier, will keep more rotational momentum, and fly a little better.

Agreeing with Kiteman, a video would be good.
This is really easy to make.
+1 rating.
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Doctor What7 years ago
It's a cup, attached to a plate. Genius!!!! (+) (favorited)