Mini Glider

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Introduction: Mini Glider

5cm long glider with an 8cm wing span

Step 1:

Things needed
1. Paper
2. Pen
3. Rule
4. Scissor

First: draw the diagram as shown in the image.

Step 2:

Cut out the diagram and fold it exactly in half.
Use glue.
Fold the wings out.

Step 3:

Roll the thingy on the nose around the fuselage.

Step 4:

And your done!
Please keep in mind that this glider is very sensitive to slight winds.

Step 5:

Now you can make your own glider of any size by using the same proportions.
Keep these facts in mind for a good design
1. The wing shouldn't be on the center of the fuselage but a little towards the nose.
2. The area of paper used on side 'A' should be equal to side 'B'. This can be done by first measuring the area of side 'A' and then adjusting the length of 'X' so that the area of 'B' would be the same as 'A'.

6 People Made This Project!

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72 Comments

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nn dn
nn dn

5 months ago

Here it is!!! I have made it triple the original size. it also has flaps to stabilize the flight

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Undertale Sans
Undertale Sans

5 years ago

Use very stiff paper for it to fly

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nn dn
nn dn

Reply 5 months ago

yes and if you add flaps, it makes the flight stable. without flaps, the glider goes for a very short distance.

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nn dn
nn dn

5 months ago on Step 5

does it fly?

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nn dn
nn dn

Reply 5 months ago

if it does, can someone send how you are supposed to fly it

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Das123456
Das123456

1 year ago

I used 200 gsm paper and I tried my best lettering the wings, It works well!

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kcls
kcls

10 years ago on Introduction

Good photos! Do you still have the original design? Can you scan it in to make it easier to cut out and put together?

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bd5
bd5

Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

I just drew it in Autocad. If you like I can send you a copy (in .pdf if you prefer). Shoot me an email if you'd like a copy.

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aswathaman
aswathaman

Reply 4 years ago

can u mail me. Aswathaman1590@gmail.com

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doctoradi
doctoradi

Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

can you please pass me a copy - doctoradi@gmail.com

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Delo97
Delo97

Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

Nice! Now I can spam you!
Just joking, never mind

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rexdino5
rexdino5

Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

Mmm... Autocad. That things kinda tricky to use. I'm taking a pre-engineering class in my 9th grade right now and the program is very hard to use with triangles... but autocad is a great solution. I'll try it when I get to school tomorrow.

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Undertale Sans
Undertale Sans

5 years ago

Use very stiff paper for it to fly

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WarriorBeast
WarriorBeast

5 years ago

u know the design is great, it doesn't fly though :0, my suggestion, make it thicker somehow

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122717
122717

7 years ago

That's really cool. It took a little bit to get it to fly but it's really fun.

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yoshi1
yoshi1

Reply 10 years ago on Step 4

mine didn't