Introduction: Office Supply Glider
Silly little glider made from office junk.
foam core board
double sided tape
and a paper clip
Btw this isn't my first instructable, flame on
Step 1: Strip the Foam Core
soak the foam core in some water with a bit of soap for about 2 hours. You can then fairly easily peel off the paper facing, you want to use the 3mm foamcore if you have it but thicker should work.
Step 2: Cut Some Wings
I didn't measure, the wings are about 3x16 inches each, I then scored a couple of parallel lines under each wing with a blunt pencil to add some camber to the wings.
Step 3: Make the Body
The body consists of a bamboo skewer split in half and a piece of foam core folded into an angle with wings. attach the skewer to the piece of foam.
Step 4: Attach the Body to the Wings
The wings are joined together with some scotch tape and the body attached with double sided tape. With care assembly can result with a little dihedral in the wing.
Step 5: Make a Canard
The canard is bigger than a business card sized, too big and the weight needed at the front is excessive, too small and the lift is insufficient.
Step 6: Balance
Balance with a paperclip on the skewer. No i can't give an exact location.
Step 7: Find a High Place
Yes it's a canard, every one of my co-employees said "but it's flying backwards" arrgh!