Angel wings

Hey, I am interested in making a costume of an Angel. But I can't find a instructable anywhere that shows you how to make good feathered wings. If you people could brainstorm and figure out how to do it, I would be very appreciative.

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I want to make a Davinci wing!

I want it to look like on of the wing's from Davinci's desings, but I can't find just a wing thats big enough and cheap enough. It needs to be pretty easy to make and easy to get the materials I  need for it.  It doesn't have to be huge but larger than most model size. Any suggests would be great! thanks! Steampunked gal

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Wearable Mechanical Butterfly Wings

I have half an idea of how to make the wings on my daughter's fairy costume work. My ideas involve vairying degrees of a pulley system, springs or rubberbands, and kite string. Any ideas of how to connect the pieces -or alltogether better ideas- would be greatly appreciated.

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Cavity mold for aircraft wing

I am using Alibre Pro. I want to make a cavity mold for a airplane wing. The leading edge is straight to a point then curves to the tip. The trailing edge is curved but is not the same as the leading edge. Does anyone have an idea how to do this.

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Airfoil vs. Flat Wings?

I built a model airplane which is rubber band powered. At first I built the wing of the shape of an airfoil and I can assure you that the shape was perfect. When I tested the plane, it just kept on going and going straight with very high speed but never took off. I guessed that the weight was more. So, after removing the weight it still didn't take off. I then used just a flat piece of cardboard for the wing with a slight tilt, so that it would deflect the air downward and produce the upward thrust. I then tested the plane, and even though the wing was heavier than the airfoil one and the plane moved on the ground slower than before maybe due to increased drag and weight.....the plane took off just beautifully just after a few seconds of launch!!! I don't know what was the reason, the airfoil shape was perfect, the surface area of the both wings was same. I guess that flat wings produce more lift.....I doubt that the airfoil produced any lift at all, or maybe they require significantly higher airflow over them than flat tilted wings to produce a fair amount of lift...can you tell me what could be the reason?

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How should I make a right side wing using only the left side?

I have a little ceramic figurine. IT'S LEFT wing (opposite of one shown) is broken and has been lost. Now, I want to somehow use IT'S RIGHT wing (pictured) to make another left wing for it, through casting, molding, clay baking, using foam or whatever. I don't have access to anything high tech. Basically foam, clay, etc. but no molten metals or anything. Any ideas? I mean, it would seem simple enough to just make a mould with the existing wing and use it as a mold to make a new one, but the wings are obviously mirror images of each other, so not only are they on the opposite side, they're sort of reflected. Here is the wing I have, I need to create the other. Thanks,

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How to create wings for human flight?

All of us have seen humans fly in those triangle shaped gliders. How about creating wings that will do the job? Understood that it requires more than wind to propel it so flapping power could be harnessed.  I need designs and the physics(i.e How much area of wing is required to lift what mass of body and etc.) Please suggest solutions ASAP! My e-mail id is bharadwaj.adiraju@gmail.com Thank You :D

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HOW TO: reupholstering a wing back chair? Answered

I got a free wing back, claw and ball chair that had the bottom blown out of it. I can fix that. However, I would love to reupholster it since the fabric is a tacky vintage pattern and the previous owner must have had a cat because parts are in shreds. The fabric alone is expensive so I would like to reupholster it myself to not only save some money, but also tack on another odd job accomplishment. Any resources, books, websites, would be much appreciated.

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How can I lift a 38kg hang-glider wing on to my van's roof-rack (without help) without breaking my back? Answered

Hi, I fly a microlight, the trike of which fits nicely in my van (see link). The wing folds into a sausage shaped, zip-up bag, which can be carried on a roof-rack made by bolting a ladder to the roof of the van....but getting it up there is an issue. I can get help from a neighbour when I set out, but I am on my own at the airfield, when it comes to getting the wing down....and later putting it back up.I have wondered about a pulley system, a stepped system, a winch, etcanyone got any suggestions?http://tinworm-wings.blogspot.com/all help very much appreciated-Tinworm

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500 Lb Thrust small jet engine? Answered

So the fun and crazy side of me has come out again and I have thought up some crazy plans for a jet powered wing suit.  I'm sure many of you have seen the swedish rocket man, he jumps out of planes with a small wing and 4 miniature jets strapped to his back.  That is cool and all, but I would like to look at building something a little more useful than fun, although I could imagine it would be a blast.  The idea is to design a large wing 8-12 feet.  It will be made extremely light, however extremely strong because the wing should be able to handle strong g-forces, tight turns along with possible above mach speeds (probably pushing the boundaries of sanity.  This will probably require a carbon fiber and aluminum structure while requiring a rigid wing surface as apposed to the lighter plasticy flexible covering used by smaller aircraft.  This wing will be able to take off and land, eliminating the requirement of a plane to haul it up and then also not necessarily requiring a parachute (one will be worn at all times)  The wing I imagine will not be any lower that hip height and will also have a v-tail for more control.  Now my question is if anyone knows of a small jet engine that exists and would fit this project,  It would also be possible to fit two, one on the underside of each side.  I am looking for 500 to 1000 lbs of thrust and they need to be very small, and lightweight.  Do any engines of this type exist.  I also may be out of my mind expecting to take off with that amount of thrust,  I just don't imagine the whole thing to weigh more than 200 lbs plus me weighing just under 200 lbs.  So 500 would ideally allow for vertical take off, however it would probably not be practical.  Would an engine with this amount of thrust be suitable for my needs or would I need 1000 to 1500 lbs of thrust.  One big goal is for the wing to be very efficient so I don't want to be wasting fuel, however it would be nice to be able to fly quickly for some local entertainment.  Maybe I would throw on some solar panels for the electronics as well. EDIT....... I found this http://jetbeetle.com/JB_body_products.htm This engine seems pretty substantial, would one or two of these be capable of doing what is needed here?

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Flying car idea

I was thinking about building a flying car that would have most wingspan hidden under the car (pops out when activated) and the doors would be the tips. (What used to be the back doors would roll over van-style, and the back would otherwise be covered by sheet metal) In the back, there would be two vertical rudders and the spoiler would be cut into flaps for horizontal rudders. The thing would overall be powered by two helicopter jet engines. Once the flight system is activated, the gear shift (auto trans) would turn into the throttle, and the gas/brake pedals would turn into the rudder pedals. The idea is to make a flying car that still (when wings are stowed and trunk cover is closed) looks like a normal car. The question: is this possible?

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Is there a specific ratio between lift and wing size? Answered

I am working on an rc plane and wondered if there is a ratio between propeller size to wing size, wing size to lift, or weight to wing size. Thanks!

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Buzz Lightyear broken wing spring assembly that makes the wings open, how do I fix or replace?

I have a vintage Buzz Lightyear the spring assembly that makes the wings open up .  The spring assembly has a little spring and two "arms" that attach to the wings.  One of the white "arms" is broken, now what?

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Articulated Wings: CAN YOU BUILD? (Instructables Link Included)

I am looking for someone to commission to create/ build the articulated wings found on the below YouTube video.  Instructables link is available in the video. If interested, what would be your fee and turnaround time? Thank you, Joye joyebmoore@gmail.com https://www.instructables.com/id/Articulated-Wing-Framework/

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X-wing vs. Tie fighter help?

The space texture is yellow.

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Real-Life X-Wing Set to Fly

No, really.Andy Woerner and his crazy rocketeer friends have built a 21-foot long X-Wing model that can actually fly. Yes, this is a real X-Wing powered by four solid-fuel rocket engines complete with radio-controlled moving wings. It blasts off in California next week, and we talked with Andy about the project, and how they expect it will do. The X-Wing model is huge. At 21 feet long and with a wingspan of over 19 feet it is, in fact, big enough to fly a kid in. However, knowing that it will be powered by solid-fuel rockets, they wouldn't put a kid, dog, monkey or Gizmodo editor inside, even if it uses three full parachutes to land.After drawing the plans using CAD software, Andy's team and his friends at Polecat Aerospace (with the help of RMS Laser and Aerotech Consumer Aerospace) used laser cutting to make the pieces out of Baltic Birch wood. They also used solid aluminum for some parts, like the rods which are the pivot point for the wings. full story with more pics

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model Bi-Plane, wing span 1.5M,

Hi All, About 5 years ago my wife started to buy me a weekly magazine which had instructions plus parts to assemble a bi-plane (1930's). It cost appox €600 by the time, about a year, until we had collected the complete set !  I never started the project, every issue is as new, ie;  complete set unopened.  The wingspan is appox 1.5M. Ya its a big plane! If you are interested please make me an offer, say €200 ono. lorcanlive

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Where can I find a screwdriver for an Etch-A-Sketch Animator?

I have an old Etch-A-Sketch Animator from 1986. The rubber membrane buttons barely work now. I would love to take this apart and clean out the buttons but the security screws in this are very weird - a funky kind of three bladed thing for which I have never been able to find a bit/driver. It's not Tri-Lobe, Tri-Wing or Tri-Groove. It's a standard pan top screw with three slots, separated in the center by a tiny "triangle". The slots come together much more closely than Tri-Groove. The ends of the slots closest to the center of the screw are more shallow than the edges closest to the diameter of the screw. A Tri-Groove might work, but I don't think the driver is going to clear the outer plastic housing. If anyone knows where I can find a bit to remove these, I'd appreciate the help! As far as advice on improvised removal techniques: Dremel techniques or any kind of "use a pair of dikes" technique won't work here because the screw is recessed by about 1.5cm in a channel that is maybe 1mm wider than the screw head. I'd like to avoid "Melt a pen" techniques to avoid damage to the casing and/or getting a pen permanently melted into the shaft. Besides, with the size of these screws (1/4 inch head?) and the age of the device, I doubt a Bic pen will have the torque necessary to pop the screws. (Keeping that under my belt as a last resort, though.) Links to a recommended Tri-Groove set with plenty of differently sized bits would be awesome as a second to last resort. There's so many and I'm a bit out of my element.

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Can I still master Kung-Fu Wing Chun? Answered

Ok, lats make it quick this time - Can I reach mastery of Kung Fu Wing Chun, if I'll start training at the age of 13? I mean, mastery like shaolin monks - becoming a total killing machine.

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is it possible to made an effective sunblock with liquefied cockroach's wings??

We have an i.p. (investigatory project) .... our proposed title is "cockroach as a base in making sunblock" and i think we should use the wings of the cockroach and pulverized it and we will go to PNRI if it is possible to liquified the pounded cockroach's wings,, then we will mixed the mixture with  one particular sunblock that we will make and measure it's SPF.... so here's my question, is it possible to  made an effective sunblock with liquefied cockroach's wings?

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How to keep Red-Winged Blackbirds from feeding with other Songbirds and Mourning Doves? Answered

I have a bird feeder that has been taken over by Red-Winged Blackbirds.  How do I keep them separate from another feeder for the Mourning Doves, Dark-Eyed Juncos, and House Finches?  And also, what are Mourning Doves favorite food?

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need help with levers and pulley thingy

I need help. yet again... im making a piggybank that has wings on hinges(when pigs fly...) there is a lever that when a coin is inserted the lever is pushed down the lever is hinged on one end and the other end is the end that goes down. the end that goes down has a string. the two wings have a string on each running from the wing to a rod that rises from beside the coin insert on each side. i had one string run from wing A trough a eyelette on rod A through a eyelette on rod B then onto wing B. i then had the string from the lever go over the length of string between the two rods and then back to the lever. that only lifted the wings ~1 CM the wings need to be lifted ~6 CM but the downward pull is only ~1 CM and is not variable. i have several ideas floating around but i would appreciate your help.

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Ukelele Orchestra of Great Britain - UOGB

These people are so 'other' that I need to share them with you - hoping to see them live in the smallest city in the UK on the 27th.Uke'em

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How to install LED eyes on a wooden lawn deco bird and power it with wings that move and rotate with the wind? Answered

We have a flamingo bird, a wooden lawn ornament (of course), called a "Whirlygig" by some, whose wings rotate when the wind picks up. I would like to know if there is a way to harness the energy from the rotating action of the wings to power a couple of LED lights used as the eyes on the bird. When the wind picks up, the wings begin to rotate very fast and at the same time, the LED eyes would glow brightly. The body of the bird is a flat piece of 3/4 inch wood so a 9 v battery wouldn't fit well and would interfere with the rotating wings. Could the rotating wings accommodate some sort of dynamo effect to power the LED eyes? What about some bare copper wires glued to the inside of the wings and a magnet glued to the body? With the rotating wings and copper wires, wouldn't there be enough voltage to power a couple of LEDs? A solar panel would be nice but we want the eyes to light up at night when the wind picks up. Any ideas?

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Star Wars X-Wing Rogue Squadron Costume

Hello Fellow Instructables Members! I created this costume over the course of 2011.  It is an X-Wing from Star Wars.  My friend and I designed it, and I built it.      The total cost was about $120.00.     The original plan was to make it simply a costume i could mount on the frame of a hiking backpack.  I decided to add in the option of placing it on my bike in order to take of some of the weight.  I had a bit of an issue with the front wheel though.   I can only make it balance when i am strapped into the backpack and sitting on the seat.  I should have thought this one through a little more clearly.  It would seem not everything in life can be "Winged."     The backpack mount is set just where R2-D2 would be.  I used my Dremel and cut a hole out a of a salad bowl.  It is not in the picture due to issues I had with wind conditions at the time and balance.  I'll upload pictures soon.  And yes, you can see out of the cockpit.  Seeing in, well, that's another story. Materials: ~ PVC pipe ~ Spray Paint ~ Hiking Backpack Frame ~ Insulation Foam ~ Red Hot Blue Glue ~ Glue Gun ~ LOTS OF ZIP TIES! Wingspan: 10' Length: 14' Any Questions, please feel free to message me :D Before I put the covering on it here is a test I did :

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Whats a good base for a candle wax sculpture? What does wax stick to best? Answered

I want to make wings out of candle wax, so far I've made samples a few feathers, but i'm unsure what to use as a base for the wing. The biggest feather is about 40 cm (16 inches), so i want the wings to be fairly big.   

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would like to find instructions on making mechanical angel wings for a costume?

Would like to find instructions on how to make (movable)mechanical angel wings for a costume. I have heard from a friend that someone out here has made some and would like to know how this was done. If anyone out there has any ideas, or instructions, help would be very much appreciated. Thanx!

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Star wars X-wing vs. Tie fighter help

Hi, I'm trying to run the game on windows vista 32 bit and It wont load and I need help!!!!!!!!!!

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"Re-making" Ninjutsu, combining Krav Maga and Wing Chun

Hiya guys! Recently I had to give up studying Ninjutsu, because there were no close Dojos. I decided to study Wing Chun instead, but I was still very sad I won't become an urban ninja. Later on, I watched some material art TV shows - I then heard about Krav Maga. It's an israeli martial art that focuses on self-defense. I don't want to give up Wing Chun for it, and nor it for Wing Chun. Now here comes the interesting stuff - I came up with a great idea. Ninjas were basically assassins, but that's not what I wanted to be. I wanted a lifestyle. If I will study parkour, I will be able to run jump and hop, like ninjas did. If I will study Wing Chun, I will be an expert an unarmed combat. Krav Maga will teach me weapon stuff - defending attacks, disarming, and fighting with them. All left is to be sneaky, and here I am - a whole new modern ninja-like life style, designed for life in the city! My question is, will I be able to learn Wing Chun and parkour at the same time, and as soon as I'll reach Wing Chun Mastery I'll start with Krav Maga. I'm not sure if I'll ever make it to master 2 martial arts, but the ninjas mastered fighting with almost any weapon, so I guess it's possible. Your opinion?

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The Swallowtail Challenge.

Apparently, swallowtail butterflies have posed a bit of a puzzle to the sort of chap that studies that sort of thing. Butterflies actually have two pairs of wings - fore and aft, if you like.  Most butterflies have these pairs separated, to allow greater control over their flight, but swallowtail wings overlap, effectively becoming a single wing. They are stuck with a simple up-and-down flap.  The puzzle was; where does the control come from. It is hard to measure the forces acting on and in a live butterfly, so the researchers built a model - a small version of the hobbyists rubber-powered ornithopter, the same size and weight of a real swallowtail. They cast replica wings from fluorocarbons and polyurethane, and set it off in front of slow-motion video cameras. The conclusion? The unique shape of the wing provides automatic control - the combination of flexibility of the wing and the rigidity of the veins provide a passive control and stability. The point? Why am I posting this here?  As a challenge: the swallowtail ornithopter was (except for the wings), very basic - wire frame and a rubber band. How small could such an aircraft go? How tiny could you, dear reader, build a working ornithopter? Institute of Physics article. (Free registration required to read it in full, if you are quick)

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how to make flaming wings for photos, using spark plug, gasoline and pipe?

I wanted to create a fire effect using some type of combustible set up to simulate firey wings for various photographic projects. I thought maybe making a twin metal tube design out of copper with many little holes and a ignition tap with a gas reservoir. but have to think of how to ignite it safely, how much gas to use without being too dangerous and the proper expansion of the pilot holes. The ignition system should be something simple and reusable, probably a spark plug and battery system. anyone have any ideas or advice on how to do this? thanks.

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Swiss man soars above Alps with jet-powered wing

-BEX, Switzerland Yves Rossy, a Swiss pilot, strapped on a jet-powered wing and leaped from a plane Wednesday for the first public demonstration of the homemade device, turning figure eights and soaring high above the Alps.Article on Yahoo! Other Article in the Daily MailSo far Rossy and his sponsors, including the Swiss watch company Hublot, have poured more than $285,000 and countless hours of labor into building the device. He would not estimate how much his device would cost should it ever be brought to market.But, he believes similar jet-powered wings will one day be more widely available to experienced parachutists ready for the ultimate flying experience.That is, if they don't mind missing out on the breathtaking panorama above the Swiss Alps."I am so concentrated, I don't really enjoy the view," Rossy said. It's finally been done publicly. Man's eternal quest for flight has just gotten one step closer. Is anyone else reminded of Buzz Lightyear for some reason? No? Must be me then...Who in their right mind would want to fly with a pair of jet-powered wings?Every single one of you. That's whoWOW! Check out the device in Action!! Pictures of his flight and preparation can be found hereUPDATE: ToolUsingAnimal has pointed out that this idea has been developed since 1935

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Kyoto trough 2 wing concept. Try it in a panel cooker?

Panel cookers are simple solar cookers that are made by folding cardboard. When folded, sunlight shines on the panels and gets reflected to the cooking pot. (Normally the cooking pot is painted black and it is often covered in an oven bag to keep heat in better). But, I have never seen a picture of a panel cooker with the side folds in towards the cooking pot instead of out away from the pot. My tests indicate that it will cook for a longer time if you face the side panels in. Anyone want to try it? Also, the tests in software show that a normal panel cooker might give better if it was made with a long tail in line with the path of the sun. Would you like to make small ones and compare this to a normal panel cooker? Small ones heating pint jars of water might be very good for comparison. I have too much cloudy weather to do this. Also, do not worry too much about parabolic. A part circle is just as good for solar cooking and the important thing is to have the axises of curve (Perhaps there is a correct word?) of the troughs or panels at right angles to each other. Brian

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Halloween: Angel Wings, Werewolf Costume, Jack-o-Lanterns

Sign-up for our newsletter here. Oct. 26, 2007 Welcome back! Our favorite holiday of the year is almost here and we're celebrating with a special newsletter! Here are some great Instructables to provide some inspiration for our DIY Halloween 2007 Contest. Be sure to take some photos or video of your creepy creations and enter to win some awesome prizes, including a trip to Maker Faire 2008! For those who are in the Bay Area in California, come by our Halloween Costume Ball tomorrow night! We want to see your costume! And for those who are near Boston, check out the Show & Tell at MITERSnext Friday, November 2. So what are you waiting for? Check out these Instructables and get started! How to make a pair of Angel Wings In this Instructable I will explain how to make a pair of wings which could be used to dress up as an angel, bird, or anything else with feathered wings!posted by T0BY on Oct 23, 2007 Realistic Werewolf Costume Create your own werewolf costume! Moving jaw, padded body, lots of fur!posted by missmonster on Oct 20, 2007 How to convert an old swingset into a guillotine prop for Halloween Reuse an old pile of lumber that used to be a wooden swing set for a nice prop for Halloween.posted by Strapped-4-Cache on Oct 14, 2007 Life-size Skeleton Pumpkin Carving! I've been doing these skulls for several years, but recently I got the idea that I could make a whole skeleton out of pumpkins.posted by mcraghead on Aug 21, 2007 Over $5,000 in prizes! How to Apply Elf Ears Want elf ears on your head? Then show this Instructable to a friend because you can't put them on yourself!posted by jforbess on Oct 12, 2007 How to make a cardboard costume helmet Helmets are usually one of the hardest and most expensive parts to make for a cool Halloween costume so here's a simple method using cardboard.posted by Honus on Oct 4, 2006 DIY Girl Pirate Costume HOW-TO Do you feel that the Girl Pirate Costumes you find in the stores are too expensive and not original? Well, make your own!posted by threadbanger on Oct 25, 2007 Solid-state Halloween controller and how to build a Haunted House Halloween is my favorite holiday, so every year I create some sort of a haunted house - all for the neighborhood kids, of course!posted by ewilhelm on Oct 1, 2006 Pirate Cannon - A working replica of a naval cannon that fires pneumatically Halloween has been a pirate theme around here for a while. I had the sword, I had the treasure chest, I needed a cannon. posted by Part Time Chef.com on Nov 4, 2006 Special FX: Almost-free Squirting Blood Effect This instructable will show you how to make a Swiffer WetJet mop into a sweet squirting blood effect. posted by that_one_guy on Jun 23, 2007 Tips for Halloween pumpkin pictures Carving a Jack-O-Lantern is fun, taking loving pictures of the spooky glowing face is even more fun. posted by ewilhelm on Oct 31, 2007 Win a free trip to Maker Faire 2008! Laser Vortex Use a laser pointer, small motor, and a mirror to create an effect similar to what you might see at Halloween Horror Nights but on a smaller scale and much cheaper.posted by mever on Oct 18, 2006 Be a Ghostbuster for Halloween! This is an over-the-top costume, but come Halloween it is oh sooo worth it. People go absolutely flippin' nuts when they see the whole getup.posted by Honus on Oct 4, 2006 Realistic Wound FX In this following you will see how to make a simple, yet realistic and reusable, latex wound effect on a tight budget. posted by Pull and Twist on Jul 17, 2007 Biohazard beer barrel A cheap and easy cooler that belches fog into your party. posted by zieak on Nov 1, 2006 T-Rex Rooftopper Make your own roof explode with this gigantic invader. posted by hirerob on Oct 31, 2006 Nazgul Mask for $15-20 This is a quick, 2-hour project I pieced together for one of my students who requested a Nazgul King mask for a production he was working on. posted by Drakz on Oct 27, 2006 How to build a Five Foot Tall Jacob's ladder This classic climbing arc completes any mad scientist's dungeon. Don't touch the electrodes: they're at 12 kV! posted by ewilhelm on Dec 13, 2005 Travelling Mexican Wrestling Ring If you're dressed as a wrestler, you need to wrestle. And if you need to wrestle, you need a ring to wrestle in. posted by rachel on Nov 19, 2006 Now go build something spookily awesome, and I'll see you next week! - Eric

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RC Car --- RC Plane?

Okay, so today at school, we learned about Bernoulli's principle and how wings help a plane fly. So I was wondering, if you built some good wings, attached them to an RC Car, and drove it off a ramp, would it glide for a little bit?

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line of knex star wars vehicles should i post?

So far only a y-wing and a halfway built clone jauggernaut but i will have more im already designing an att and mtt.

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can anyone help with a martial arts wooden (wing chun) dummy?

I have been learning about the fighting and trapping techniques of kung fu and would like a cheep alternative to the 'mok jong' wooden dummy as they are verry expensive,i could use any plans and technical details possible,thanks mike1969

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Can you see the strings? ("Yes")

You may have seen on the news that a Dutch chap claims to have flown under his own power from a standing start. Watch the video... I don't buy it - I think that... those wings beat too quickly to generate enough lift (compare to the beat-rate of much smaller swans, eagles and condors) the wing membranes don't show enough sign of being under load - they're too loose and flappy. the wings look the same on the down- and up-strokes the upstroke should push him down, because the membrane doesn't close up like a bat's wing, or let air through like a bird's wing. In fact, I reckon he's on strings. What do you think? UPDATE Thanks to those comments from The Usual Suspects - so it's a fake after all. I ought to point out, as well, that the BBC had been reporting this on their website as well, but the story has mysteriously disappeared in the last few minutes (I didn't provide the BBC link, since most non-UK readers are able to see video on their site).

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Robotic fly, er, flies!

This is rather cool, especially the way they engineered the flexibility of the wing.http://www.technologyreview.com/Infotech/19068/

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Rc airplane.

I am starting to design the rc airplane I will build for my senior project. I need help on wing loading and how wide I should make the wing (not wingspan) here's what I have so far: 1. at least a five foot wingspan 2. Twin engine (electric) 3. The estimated weight of the electronics is two kilograms. 4. The estimated weight of the fiberglass for the whole plane should be around four kilograms. 5. Plane will have twin rudders as well and most likely be a belly landed. I also need help on props, engine power, and wing diameter. if I need to specify anything please ask. many thanks    Zach

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My drawings

Just some of my drawings from new to old

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Can anyone identify these objects?

Is it some sort of easel? There may be pieces missing? Wooden with connections using wing nuts.

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What is a good wood carving project for beginners????

I need a good wood carving project to do .I have chisel's

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How does the Bernoulli effect affect the ground effect?

I have been wondering about how ekronoplans work with consideration of the Bernoulli effect. Ekranoplans such as the Caspian Sea Monster often have there engines or propellers pointing on a downward angle, this is to push as much air under the wings as possible, in doing this they are forcing the air into a constriction being the wing and the ground, now why doesn't this cause a vacuum pulling the craft down?

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Computer Case Upgrade?

Can I put the guts of a dell dimension 2400 in a thermaltake wing rs? PLEASE HELP ME OUT! THANKZ!

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Can't edit Instructable: "SyntaxError: Unable to parse JSON string"

I was almost finished with an Instructable yesterday, and when I saved it, got the following message: "There's been a problem updating your Instructable parsererror SyntaxError: Unable to parse JSON string." Today I tried editing it again, and got them same error message. I was able to "publish" this Instructable, but still get the same error when I try to edit. And I don't remember using any JSON string to hold this together?;-) Suggestions? (Using Safari 5.0.5 on a Mac, not that that should matter). Thanks! Winged Fist

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