Toss It! Speed Contest Entry by Syvarris: the Longrange Glider

this is my entry for the Toss It! Speed Contest
it's a design for a glider that will amaze you cause when built correctly it can actually fly over a distance of 30 feet easily.

the pictures below show a front view and a back view of the finished glider.

Step 1: Materials

grab your materials:

1 A4 sized paper ( preferably a blank print paper, those are good)
1 pen
1 ruler of 30 cm ( 1 feet )

OK, got those, let's start folding

Step 2: The Beginning of the Folding

I can't really tell you how to do it so I'll let the pictures talk for themself

pic 1: take your paper
pic 2: fold the long end in 2 so you get 2 rectangular sides who are identical to eachother
pic 3: fold a triaglurar from the top to the middle line so you get what's on the pic
pic 4: now do it again but from the other side
pic 5: now fold that triangle you get at the top of your paper in towards the other side of the paper over those folds

Step 3: The End of the Folding

this step features the end of the folding
just a warning you might have to use math in this step
again can't really tell what you have to do so just follow the pictures

pic 1: fold those 2 triangles again and make sure that the tips meat eachother at the tip of the big triangle
pic 2: now close the middle fold and you should get something like this
pic 3: now for the math: the lines should be at 1/5th of the end so mine is 10,5 cm so 1/5th of 10,5 is 2,1 cm
pic 4: now fold at those lines so you get something like this
pic 5: do it again on the other side so you get the end product

Step 4: Final Step: the Finetuning

as for one reason I can't seem to add those little yellow blocks on my pictures so I'll have to write it here

on pic 1 if you see those gaps across your plane you'll need to mess a little with the outer wings so those gaps are gone cause those make your plane crash instead of gliding.

also on pic 1 if at the end your wing are like this --_ you'll again need to mess a little with it otherwise the plane will not stop spinning

on pic 2 u see that at the end of the plane u have a kind of u form you'll have to check those gaps at the middle of the plane and again mess a little with those to make the wings go completly straight

Step 5: The Video

the video if shot in my room it is approx 8m long so you'll know how far it flies.
it only shows 3 flights but i'll shoot some more later.



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    5 Discussions


    11 years ago on Introduction

    That's pretty cool! I like your room. But nice job, it looks like a really good glider, definitely want to make this and throw it off my roof. Great job!

    2 replies

    11 years ago on Introduction

    It has very consistent wall smashing abilities. Can it fly any different direction, like right? Other than that, nice simple design, +1