Intro: Super Slow Paper Glider
Yes, this thing could fly!
- easy to build
- easy to fly (throw it very soft!)
- easy to adjust
- ideal for large indoor areas
- not so good for windy outdoor use.
Step 1: What Do You Need?
Only one sheet of paper!
I build it with a A4, 100g/m2 paper. (The red LED is only for size comparison.)
But any other size would also work! From small to huge!
Step 2: Make It Square!
fold it and cut it to make a square sheet of paper.
Step 3: Build the Heavy Nose
Fold half of the paper 4 times like shown in the 4 pictures.
Take care of parallel folding to the center line!
Step 4: Make It Round
make a nice round glider and put both ends together like in the pictures shown.
Step 5: Adjust the Glider for a Perfect Fly
Adjust the flyer at the end shown in the picture so that it glides like on a line!
=> Bend the end up to rise the nose until the flight.
=> Bend the end down to lower the nose until the flight.
And now have fun with this Instructable and build different sizes!
Don't forget. Throw it very softly! It's a slow glider.
Runner Up in the
Toss It! Speed Contest