Awesome Straw Plane

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Intro: Awesome Straw Plane

This is a plane that has a drinking straw as a fuselage and it flies very nicely. I once made a rubber band powered propeller plane out of this design but I think a small electric motor (needs to fit in the straw) may be able to possibly make an RC plane like thing, or at least make it fly longer(also the motor will act as the nose weight).

Step 1: Materials

You will need-

*A sheet of cardstock
*Tape (not heavy duty tape because it is to heavy)
*A napkin
*scissors
*A bendy straw

Step 2: Making the Fuselage

Instructions in the image notes.

Step 3: Make the Wings.

Instructions in the image notes.

Step 4: Adding the Wings.

Instructions are in the image notes.

Step 5: Finishing Touches

Instructions are in the image notes.

Step 6: Throwing It

Throw it by the little tab you made under the plane, and if it flies strait up and nose dives then throw it softer. If it barely goes anywhere throw it harder. Also try to throw it strait and level. Good luck with your plane.

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    smileysRSV26

    Reply 6 years ago on Introduction

    are you not seeing the image notes as well, or do you see them and want more info? If the latter of the two is your question what details would you like?

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    smileysfreeza36

    Reply 6 years ago on Step 3

    weird... I see them

    They are the little yellow boxes, mouse over them and you should see the notes

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    freeza36smileys

    Reply 6 years ago on Step 3

    well i wouldnt be suprised if it was my new computer. if i try to make a yellow note box, it will show in the same position on all of my pictures

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    maj2k10

    8 years ago on Step 6

    cool plane. inginuit at its best.

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    HoboPhil

    8 years ago on Introduction

    I still dont get it, i made it again just like you told me to, but still, Point A: stairs, Point B: floor, Flight Path: down. You gotta "re-enlighten" me, later. At some point. Eventually.

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    dcL

    8 years ago on Step 1

     Hi I just wandering why do you require a bendy straw if you are going to cut off the bendy part anyway.

    Cool plane 

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    smileysdcL

    Reply 8 years ago on Step 1

    The bendy straw(with the bendy part cut off) is smaller, and I have found it works better with that size straw. If you want you can just use a regular straw but it might work better if you cut it to a smaller length.

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    33333a

    8 years ago on Introduction

    the thing work great that made my day . the best paper is printing paper!!thx
    8)

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    lowercase

    9 years ago on Introduction

    pager motors fits nicely inside a straw, or those from disposable sex toys which are easier to find (and cheaper), it could be cool to try it out. Any ideas on how to shape a propeller that small?, maybe with some paper too.

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    smileyslowercase

    Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

    I have tried to use a paper propeller for the rubber band idea, and it didn't work all that well. I found my propeller at a local hobby shop (the propeller wasn't actually the one that goes in front of the plane but I think it was one that was supposed to go on the wings, it worked though).