Mini Glider

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Intro: Mini Glider

5cm long glider with an 8cm wing span

Step 1:

Things needed
1. Paper
2. Pen
3. Rule
4. Scissor

First: draw the diagram as shown in the image.

Step 2:

Cut out the diagram and fold it exactly in half.
Use glue.
Fold the wings out.

Step 3:

Roll the thingy on the nose around the fuselage.

Step 4:

And your done!
Please keep in mind that this glider is very sensitive to slight winds.

Step 5:

Now you can make your own glider of any size by using the same proportions.
Keep these facts in mind for a good design
1. The wing shouldn't be on the center of the fuselage but a little towards the nose.
2. The area of paper used on side 'A' should be equal to side 'B'. This can be done by first measuring the area of side 'A' and then adjusting the length of 'X' so that the area of 'B' would be the same as 'A'.

4 People Made This Project!

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74 Discussions

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kcls

7 years ago on Introduction

Good photos! Do you still have the original design? Can you scan it in to make it easier to cut out and put together?

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bd5kcls

Reply 7 years ago on Introduction

I just drew it in Autocad. If you like I can send you a copy (in .pdf if you prefer). Shoot me an email if you'd like a copy.

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aswathamanbd5

Reply 1 year ago

can u mail me. Aswathaman1590@gmail.com

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李泽鹏bd5

Reply 4 years ago on Introduction

would you gave me one ? and my email ardress is li_zepeng@126.com thank you ! it is very kind of you ! wait for your copy!

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rexdino5doctoradi

Reply 7 years ago on Introduction

Mmm... Autocad. That things kinda tricky to use. I'm taking a pre-engineering class in my 9th grade right now and the program is very hard to use with triangles... but autocad is a great solution. I'll try it when I get to school tomorrow.

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Undertale Sans

2 years ago

Use very stiff paper for it to fly

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Undertale Sans

2 years ago

Use very stiff paper for it to fly

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WarriorBeast

2 years ago

u know the design is great, it doesn't fly though :0, my suggestion, make it thicker somehow

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manskybook

7 years ago on Step 4

hate to be grammar police, but it's "you're" done - you know, you + are = you're?

nice little glider

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