Thanks. Nice work on your part!
Great post! So happy to see that you tried it out.
Thanks! I had a lot of fun with this design. As for balsa, there are so many amazing designs out there already, I'm not sure I'd be contributing much if I delved into that material. I just use it for component parts from time to time.
I will upload PDFs that are just the outlines, so it's easier to convert them. It may take this site a couple days to update, though.
Excellent! You've found the best reasons for making this design! Hope the grandkids like it. Your experience will come in handy: symmetry is quite important to achieving graceful flights of small, skittish planes.
As a mobile is a great idea!! You could make the dragons quickly by skipping some of the strengthening pieces. ... It is finicky in the air, but there are some good flights in the video, I think.
Glad you like the design. ... Chipboard is sometimes called cardboard, but since that brings to mind the corrugated cardboard of pizza boxes and such, I avoid the term. You can also find it sold under the name kraft board. I often scavenge chipboard from pasta boxes.
Awesome! I save a lot of cracker and pasta boxes for all these planes. ... Yes, too heavy. Well, you could ditch the center pieces that strengthen the body, since you're already using heavier material, and save some weight that way. You could then manipulate the file and increase the wing size by a third, and it might fly.
Got the video up now. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o7tpIqI-Bys
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Oh no! I deleted the delta instructable before I saw this message. Bad timing. But I've been working on a somewhat similar fighter jet that I hope to publish in a couple of months, and that will fly better than the delta.
Nice. That looks great!
"And then all hell broke loose..." lol Now I have a great resource to turn my thumb a little greener. Thanks.
Wow! Each of your posts is a little gem. Keep up the good work.
Oh! I'm so happy that someone tried it out. Thank you for commenting. Your encouragement means a lot to me.
The tail looks great, and you've got the right idea overall. Looking at the picture, I think maybe the right wing (moving from the center to the wingtip) twists clockwise a few degrees, and the left wing twists counterclockwise a few degrees. See if you can coax the twist out of the wings. Next, if you weren't already doing it, make sure the paper clip is further forward when you fly it. Lastly, maybe use a strip of tape to hold the nose in a shape that is closer to the original design. Thanks for trying! Sorry it didn't work well.
Thanks. That means a lot.
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Thanks for your question. You could try making a small cylinder out of chipboard. Or you might find something cylindrical that fits, such as a large marker cap, which you could cut to length and pack with a modeling clay or a kneaded eraser.
Sorry about that! The video got corrupted the first time I uploaded it. Thanks for asking.
Looks like fun. If I were to try that, I'd do it on a lighter and slighter larger plane.
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The dimensions are quite small for that. Probably double scale overall and maybe extend the wingspan an additional 25%.
Yeah, but it's not free. On my Etsy shop. Thanks for the question.
Good question. If you look at letter B on pg. 2 of the plans, you can see a rectangle at the center of the wing/body. That is the outline of where the piece of balsa should be glued. The balsa is glued on the bottom of the wing, but since the plans aren't for double-sided printing, I had to put the outline on the top of the wing. ... I hope this answers your question.
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Thanks for your question. There are two complete planes per sheet. So, yes, there are two wings, but also two vertical stabilizers, etc. ... You are correct in saying that the folded-over portion helps strengthens the wing by making it more rigid and making the leading edge more durable. It also helps with fore-aft balance. ... If the plane tends to roll slightly to the right or left, sometimes that is just a consequence of yaw, and a rudder adjustment will fix it.
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Not exactly, but A4 is close to 8.5" x 11".
Great questions. I thought users would be able to download the full-size JPEG. Just replaced it with a PDF and hopefully that works.
Thank you. I hope that, in some small way, I can encourage young people to interact with the sights, sounds, and physics of the real world!
He visto unos así de bambú y me ocurrió la misma idea. Eran para hamburguesas y sándwiches. ... Espero que a sus alumnos les guste el proyecto. Suerte.
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Oh no! I have no idea why it's not showing up, but I will resolve this quickly! It should be appearing in "Step 1: Download and Print".
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