Ruber Band Powerd Plane

About: Im 17 years old. Member of FIRST robotics and The OLI Hacker space. Currently leading a team converting a wheelchair into a mars rover simulation robot at an explorer post. I love building new things. Please...

this rubber band powered plane is made out of flat tooth picks, a lego propelor, and a knex gear.
it can fly about 20 ft.

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Step 1: Supplies

the thing you will need to make this will be flat tooth picks, cearal box card board, hot glue, lego propeller, lego conector see pix below , paper clip,a knex gear, a index card, a rubber band, and tape.

Step 2: Start Buiding

get the paper clip and turn it into a hook shape at the end. then with the other end bend it back and forth intell it breaks. then bend the tip back into a smaler hook. after that put hot glue on the small hook and insert it in the lego conector. then insert the lego conector into th propeller and hot glue the propeler to the conector

Step 3: The Body

put the conector/hook into the gear.donot glue it. then put the rubber band into the hook close the hook with plyers. then cut 1 1/2 in propeller shape out of the cardbord. tape it to the propeller. then twist the card board to a slant. after that glue tooth picks to the gear until it looks like the pix. make sure that the rubber band can't come off the tooth pick and to make a rase for the tail.

Step 4: Wings and Tail

cut 8 in of the card board then glue it to the frame, fold the index card into fourths then cut 1 fourth then fold it in half, glue 4 or 5 1/2 tooth picks to gether for the rudder then glue it to the index card.

Step 5: Throwing It

to throw it you turn the propeller clock wise then hold the propeller with a finger. there are different ways to throw it some will work better than others. if it doesn't fly try raising the wings in a v shape

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    11 Discussions


    2 years ago

    No offence, but it looks like some of the designs from before the first "flying" plane was made


    3 years ago

    cccccccc.bad work sorry man but thats the true words it's the badest plane i see it in my live X( thats make my sister like a gynies


    9 years ago on Introduction

    it seems too heavy to fly. try to make it out of deprom foam. it should be lighter. and a video please?


    10 years ago on Introduction

    I Have To See This Thing Fly First Before I Attempt To Build One! It looks so heavy!