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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

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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.
THECHINABOY4 years ago
i just tryed it using a round piece of paper it worked good.
THECHINABOY4 years ago
can you use it with a round peace of paper?
cubyrop34 years ago
 Mine worked like a lead blimp! 

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Gamer9175 years ago
cut out sections and make helicopter blades
Lord_Master5 years ago
cool
Apollo29475 years ago
i like how u can experiment with it most flyin things you can't change
around
Apollo29475 years ago
very nice i really should try it !
bowow08076 years ago
cool im gonna make one now!
Spint6 years ago
Cool Instructable. +1.
Kiteman6 years ago
A video of it in flight would be good.
troopin34 (author)  Kiteman6 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.
dchall86 years ago
How close to the center of the plate does the cup have to be?
troopin34 (author)  dchall86 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.
Cool!

Agreeing with Kiteman, a video would be good.
This is really easy to make.
Easy.
Smart.
Cheap.
+1 rating.
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Doctor What6 years ago
It's a cup, attached to a plate. Genius!!!! (+) (favorited)