Introduction: Foam Glider Plane From Cup Noodles
I was dreaming away when eating my noodles. The foam of the cup reminded me of the foam planes I had when I was young. They were a lot of fun back in the days. Few minutes later I found myself making the airplane. First just from one layer, but I found out 2 layers gives you a much stronger plane.
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Step 1: Check Out My Quick Video Tutorial!
In this video I show you how to make a foam glider plane from 2 cups of cup noodles.
Along with the video you can follow the (easy) steps below :-)
Step 2: Get Your Noodles
Get 2 cups of cup noodles (or any similar brand)
Eat the noodles and cut the package so you have 2 sheets
Step 3: Flatten the Sheets
Flatten the sheets. I do this by using an hairdryer.
You can also use an iron to do this. If you use this method put some baking paper in between so the foam won’t melt onto your iron.
Pouring hot water can also help to straighten it.
Step 4: Glue the Sheets
Glue the 2 pieces together
Step 5: Draw and Cut
Draw your plane design onto the sheet and cut it out.
Step 6: Create Opening for the Wings
Create an opening for the wing and assemble the airplane.
Tape or glue some weight to the front. I used some coins.
Step 8: Test
Test your airplane, it might need some adjustments.
In my case my plane needed more weight at the nose. Especially for outdoor flying. Also slightly bending the wings can help improve flights.
Have fun ;-)
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