We use standard size 6 inch x 6 inch 15cm x 15cm square origami paper for this site unless stated otherwise. If you can, use different types of origami paper to change the look of the finished origami and have fun with it! The Origami Hang Glider is simple to make, although it may be a bit less exciting than a real hang glider. It also flies smoothly and gracefully. Made this origami? Comment and Submit your photo using the comment box at the end of this page!

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Did you use this instructable in your classroom? Add a Teacher Note to share how you incorporated it into your lesson. Reply 4 years ago on Step 4. The indoor paper airplane surfer is a difficult design to trim, let alone fly. The easiest to build, trim and fly is the tumblewing type gliders:. Reply 5 years ago on Step 4. The next step is dependent on the trim.

The plane is quite flimsy and just picking it up could upset the trim. I've tried the design again and Here's some more tips:. Reply 6 years ago. Please contact Middle School Manufacturing at sciencetoymaker. I would really appriciate it if you updated this instructable so it can be completed without needing to see the video s? Or if you uploaded the videos to instructables in WMV format. I cannot complete this instructable unless you do this :. By walkalongaviation Follow.

More by the author:. What's a walkalong glider? Here's a video of this indoor paper airplane walkalong glider design flown a distance of approximately m:. Add Teacher Note. The first step involves cutting out a 22cmX27cm or equal aspect ratio rectangle of light paper. Here phone book paper was used but waxed tissue paper works even better. Waxed tissue paper is only slightly heavier than tissue paper but holds it's shape much better. Waxed tissue paper is used by florists because it maintains its shape when wet.

The ratio of dimensions of the rectangle are important for ensuring the correct washout angle in the wingtips changing the ratio will change the distance between the leading and trailing edges relative to the width of the wingtip. From the ballast assembly, a central fold is added for dihedral.

The wing tip washout angle is determined from the leading edge to tail distance a result of the initial dimensions of the rectangle of paper used. The leading edges are folded down, tail wedge section cut from the tail and a wedge fold added to the center tail section. The winglets are adjusted so the paper airplane flies in a straight line. If the paper airplane tends toward a turn in one direction or the other, it will have trouble flying in the opposite direction in flight.

Find a room or area where there are few drafts. Any wind other than what you generate with the controllable slope will make the glider fly off course. For instructions on how to fly the paper airplane walkalong glider, see the step 4: Powering and Controlling the Surfer Paper Airplane from the paper airplane walkalong glider Instructable.

Launch the glider from as high as possible as high as you can reach while standing up so the glider settles into stable flight before it descends to the level of the controllable slope. Below, a piece of 96cmX75cm corrugated cardboard serves as the controllable slope. Next try keep the glider from going down and make it fly for a longer time and distance. Secondly, try to steer the glider through a doorway.

Ultimately, getting the glider to climb higher will give you time to maneuver better as the glider will lose altitude in turns. Did you make this project? Share it with us! I Made It! Starting a Scrap Garden by inkybreadcrumbs in Gardening. Concrete Class 18, Enrolled. Reply Upvote. LollyHaven 3 years ago. It works okay, but I didn't have a phone book so I used a regular sheet of paper!

I failed miserably, but the one I accidentally made is pretty cool. AnshumanT 5 years ago on Step 4. I have made it but , I can not fly it. Mic 8 years ago on Step 3. Edward Nardella 8 years ago on Introduction.


Origami Hang Glider

Visit SciencetoyMaker Youtube Channel. You are surfing a paper airplane on an invisible wave of air that you create with a piece of cardboard. With practice you learn how to levitate the origami hang glider using only your hands to create the wave. Note : I think foam gliders are much better for beginners: easier to adjust, lighter weight so you have more time to react, not affected by high humidity makes paper limp. Check out foam walkalong gliders. New Twist : an origami expert in Taiwan, who goes by the moniker "Ponder", has modified the Origami Hang Glider design.


Indoor Paper Airplane Walkalong Glider

Kak The fold along a line even with the top of the point at line connects the very tip at the right with the left. Fold the entire back of the body inwards to thin the tail. Do not flatten completely. The wings are done. Precrease first eighth into sixteenths again, pattrrn mountain fold.



Did you use this instructable in your classroom? Add a Teacher Note to share how you incorporated it into your lesson. Reply 4 years ago on Step 4. The indoor paper airplane surfer is a difficult design to trim, let alone fly.


Build and Surf an Origami Hang Glider on a Wave of Air


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