Introduction: DIY Foam Glider
How to make a chuck glider out of old foam pizza packaging and hot glue
Hot glue gun
Cutting board optional
Exactly knife or Stanly blade
Step 1: Pick Your Plane Design
Find a design that you like the look of and that has defined lines this will make it easier to then draw it in 2D peace's
Step 2: Drawing the Tinplate
I like to illuminate the engine’s profile if I’m making a glider version of a powered aircraft as it then looks more aero dynamic.
Start by drawing the wing. You want to draw jus half of it so the both sides are symmetrical.
Draw a side on profile of the fuselage and tail fin.
Draw half the elevator for the same resales as the main wing.
Step 3: Cut Out Your Tinplate
Cut it out with scissors or an exacto blade
Step 4: Trace or Fix the Template to the Foam
Either trace or fix template to the foam.
You could use pins to fix it to the foam.
Step 5: Cut
Cut out the peaces using an exacto knife
Step 7: Glue It Together
Take the shaped wings and put a need of hot glue along the edge that meats the fuselage and stick it down in its correct place and Orientation, repeat for other wing.
Now glue the tail plane on to the back of the fuselage in the same way.
Step 8: Balancing Your Plane
Add some weight to the nose of the plane: if it climbs dramatically and stalls then add more nose weight, if the plane dives then remove some nose weight. Do this until the plane flies straight and level
Step 9: Now You Are Finished
You can now go and enjoy your new chuck glider.
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