How to Make a Gyro-Plane

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Introduction: How to Make a Gyro-Plane

About: I love legos, cats, sewing, star wars and paper airplanes


Step 1: Tools and Materials

Step 2: Cut Paper

Cut 2 pieces of paper:
-1x15 cm
-2x20 cm

Step 3: Cut Drinking Straw

Step 4: Tape Paper Pieces

Tape paper pieces to form 2 rings

Step 5: Tape Pieces to Straw

Tape pieces to straw as shown in the picture

Step 6: Throwing

Throw your gyro-plane as shown in the picture

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    25 Discussions

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    black hole
    black hole

    7 years ago on Introduction

    It seems totally improbable that something so ridiculous-looking could ever fly, but it does!

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    Alex Mercer
    Alex Mercer

    8 years ago on Introduction

    Go to https://www.instructables.com/id/The-Coolest-Paper-Glider-Ever/?ALLSTEPS

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    Zipzipy
    Zipzipy

    8 years ago on Introduction

    wow! This worked WAY better that I thought it would!
    VERY fun!

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    rimar2000
    rimar2000

    8 years ago on Introduction

    1) why gyro-plane? Rotates it?
    2) Please, a video.
    3) Good instructable.

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    Darth Nihilus
    Darth Nihilus

    Reply 8 years ago on Introduction

    1)If you use enough tape for weight it rotates and also it looks like a gyroscope ring
    2)Video is on the way
    3)Thank you!

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    rimar2000
    rimar2000

    Reply 8 years ago on Introduction

    1) Thanks for the response.
    2) notify me when you put the video, please.

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    Foxtrot70
    Foxtrot70

    Reply 8 years ago on Introduction

    There is a video on YouTube titled "Hoopster Part 1" & "Hoopster Part 2". The author there made the unit 4 times larger and made it into an RC format. Very Impressive.

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    Derpancakes
    Derpancakes

    8 years ago on Introduction

    Doesn't it work better if you just have the paper tube with a thick leading edge?

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    bgepp1
    bgepp1

    8 years ago on Step 3

    do you mean a bamboo skewer?

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    cparker7
    cparker7

    8 years ago on Step 3

    if u add weight to the straw by putting a bamboo giant toothpic in it, it flies further