Paper Aeroplane Launcher

Here's how to create your own paper aeroplane launcher. Its an invention you can use to fly planes. This is your project! Try making adjustments and trying new ways of putting it together- because there are many ways of putting it together- because there are many ways to make this project work.

Top Tip: See what happens when you change the motor directions by swapping crocodile clips

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Supplies:

Materials:

  • Cardboard
  • 4 x Crocodile Clips
  • 2 x 2AA Battery Packs
  • 4 x AA Batteries
  • 2 x 1.5-3v Motors
  • Self Adhesive Foam
  • Double Sided Adhesive Foam Pads
  • Blue Tac
  • 2 x Wheels

Tools:

  • Paper Aeroplanes
  • Scissors

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Step 1:

Remove battery pack cover and insert 2 x AA batteries. Re- place cover.

Step 2:

Attach wheel to motor.

Tip- use blue tac to create a tight fit.

Step 3:

Cut 2 strips of self adhesive foam to the width of the wheel.

Step 4:

Attach a strip of foam to each wheel.

Step 5:

Attach crocodile clips to the motor's metal connectors.

Step 6:

Attach the motors and battery packs to the cardboard using the self adhesive foam packs.

Step 7:

Attach the crocodile clips to the battery pack.

Step 8:

Place the tip of your plane near the rotating motors to test. Then decorate and PLAY!

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    instructodad_

    6 weeks ago

    This looks really fun :) I think I need to try it!

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    WeTeachThemSTEM

    6 weeks ago

    This is a neat idea and it looks like a fun project to build and test. Do you have any video of it working? It would be great to see it in action. :)