Introduction: DIY Paper Airplane Launcher
Today I will show you how to make a very fun and easy DIY Paper Airplane Launcher!
This project I will be showing you uses household supplies that everyone has and flies really great
To have the most fun with this project use it outside!
A Peace of Cardboard
Hot Glue/Hot Glue Sticks
Spray Paint (Optional)
Step 1: Making the Base
You will need to cut the piece of cardbord to 5" X 10.5"
Step 2: Making the Rods (Part 1)
Cut 1 Q-Tip like I did
Step 3: Making the Rods (Part 2)
Cut 2 Q-Tips like I did
Step 4: Laying It Out
Lay out the Q-Tips in a tryangle with the 2 longer ones together and the short one on the other side
Step 5: Puding in the Rods
Use a pencil to poke a hole whare the Q-Tips are, then pud the Q-Tips in them in there (It is ok if thay are not straight up)
Step 6: Hot Gluing Them Down
Now just pud the hot glue around the rods and hold them straight up for 5 min
Step 7: Adding a Rail
Get 2 wooden dowels (around 8"long 1/4" thick) and glue/tape like I did
This will help to keep it from collabsing and to make the plane go straight
Step 8: Adding a Rubber Band
For taping down the rubber band you want to tape it in the front for the rails so that the plane does not get stuck
Step 9: Trigger Mechanism
Tie the rope on to itself with the circle being about an 1" big now cut the rope with 3" left
When ever you reload it pud the rope around rubber band or else it will NOT work
Step 10: Painting (Optional)
The best Paint to use is acrylic
Step 11: All Done Now Just Have Fun!
Participated in the
Make It Fly Speed Challenge