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Is it possible to make a flying model plane with mainly knex? Answered

I have been trying on and off with the idea that the next generation knex, which are smaller and lighter would make a great plane. I realize that it will need something to cover the wings and a propellar but I think it may be possible. Any other ideas, thoughts, or tips are muchly appreciated.

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canucksgirl
canucksgirl

Best Answer 8 years ago

In theory yes. As long as you keep the build light enough and use the appropriate wing material you can make a functioning glider. As far as a propeller, you can probably make an elastic band styled wind-up plane, but I'm not sure if you could do anything motorized or not (because of the weight).

It may make for an interesting Instructable...

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Sorunome
Sorunome

8 years ago

yes, you just have to shape the wings correctly :D

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JonnyBGood
JonnyBGood

Answer 8 years ago

Yeah, Which is going to take awhile.

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rickharris
rickharris

8 years ago

probably - Given a large enough motor a brick will fly.

Think about it this way - You have 2 competing things:

The weight of the material and the strength.

IF you can get the plan large enough it will fly - IF it is light enough AND strong enough to stay together.

Real aircraft may weigh many tonnes.

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kelseymh
kelseymh

8 years ago

https://www.instructables.com/community/can-any-planes-that-are-made-out-of-knex-actually-/

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JonnyBGood
JonnyBGood

Answer 8 years ago

Thanks I didn't realize that there was that many suggestions back there.