Introduction: Ruber Band Powerd Plane
this rubber band powered plane is made out of flat tooth picks, a lego propelor, and a knex gear.
it can fly about 20 ft.
Step 1: Supplies
the thing you will need to make this will be flat tooth picks, cearal box card board, hot glue, lego propeller, lego conector see pix below , paper clip,a knex gear, a index card, a rubber band, and tape.
Step 2: Start Buiding
get the paper clip and turn it into a hook shape at the end. then with the other end bend it back and forth intell it breaks. then bend the tip back into a smaler hook. after that put hot glue on the small hook and insert it in the lego conector. then insert the lego conector into th propeller and hot glue the propeler to the conector
Step 3: The Body
put the conector/hook into the gear.donot glue it. then put the rubber band into the hook close the hook with plyers. then cut 1 1/2 in propeller shape out of the cardbord. tape it to the propeller. then twist the card board to a slant. after that glue tooth picks to the gear until it looks like the pix. make sure that the rubber band can't come off the tooth pick and to make a rase for the tail.
Step 4: Wings and Tail
cut 8 in of the card board then glue it to the frame, fold the index card into fourths then cut 1 fourth then fold it in half, glue 4 or 5 1/2 tooth picks to gether for the rudder then glue it to the index card.
Step 5: Throwing It
to throw it you turn the propeller clock wise then hold the propeller with a finger. there are different ways to throw it some will work better than others. if it doesn't fly try raising the wings in a v shape
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