Soda Can Flyer

11,942

25

16

Intro: Soda Can Flyer

Cut any aluminum can into a cylindrical throwie.

Step 1: Supplies

Parts:
Can - some type of soda or drink can

Tools:
knife
tin snips
metal file
sharpie (optional)
ruler (optional)

Step 2: Measure, Mark and Cut

Measure the diameter of the top of the can. Mine was almost 3". Then measure down about that same distance from the top to the bottom of the can and mark it. I used 3" as my measurement. Extend this mark all around the can. You can start cutting the line with the knife, or just use the tin snips. Cut around the entire can.

Step 3: Remove Top

Now you have a little less than half a can. Use the knife and/or tin snips to remove the entire inside of the top of the can. The part you drink from. The picture explains it.

Step 4: File

The cut edges are sharp. File them smooth.

Step 5: Throw!

There are many ways to throw this. I find it easiest to throw it from the side, almost as if you were skipping a rock. Make sure it is not only thrown forward but also spinning.

Experiment with different lengths and throwing techniques.

Share

    Recommendations

    • Fix It! Contest

      Fix It! Contest
    • Tiny Home Contest

      Tiny Home Contest
    • Furniture Contest 2018

      Furniture Contest 2018

    16 Discussions

    0
    None
    rogers236PastTheVoid

    Reply 9 years ago on Step 1

    Ha, took me a second to figure out what you meant. It's Arnold Palmer Half Lemonade Half Iced Tea, by the Arizona Iced Tea company

    0
    None
    thebairrogers236

    Reply 8 years ago on Introduction

    one of the best drinks in the world, also available in churubusco, indiana lol

    0
    None
    rogers236PastTheVoid

    Reply 9 years ago on Step 1

    I have no idea, but it is available in Waterboro, Maine. lol. Any can will work, this is just what I had on hand.

    0
    None
    DurkaDurka

    9 years ago on Introduction

    HAHAHA!!! Cool instructable But i was just drinking an arizona iced tea and i searched cans.... and found this..... hahah

    0
    None
    derttiej

    10 years ago on Introduction

    i made a qucik lil one from a normal 12oz soda can only took one minute with a can opener, it actually glided a bit but i couldnt get a good vid causes its night and bad lighting i'll have to wait til tomorrow..

    0
    None
    derttiej

    10 years ago on Introduction

    im ganna try this right now and see if it glids at all..

    0
    None
    Joey4Eyes

    10 years ago on Introduction

    Saw a hippy-type throwing one of these in Washington Square park in the Village(NYC), back about 1980ish. Actually told me it was his idea and it was patented. He then told me,"You better not make one, or I'll sue you!" Went home and made one, lots of fun. Joe

    0
    None
    Delrog

    10 years ago on Introduction

    hey i thought of this too about a year ago and made a few its so nice to see that other people have the same creative ideas as me

    0
    None
    joe57005

    10 years ago on Introduction

    you can take the top off easier and cleaner with a can opener (seems to work best on coke cans, but i drink pepsi)