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Picture of Rubberband balsa airplane

This instructable will show you how to make a rubberband airplane with balsa wood and styrofoam.

The goal of this airplane is to fly as far as possible.

Step 1: Requirement materials

1. a styrofoam plate

2. balsa wood

a. 2 bars of 5mm x 5mm x 1000mm

b. 1 bar of 8mm x 5mm x 1000mm

c. 1 bar of 15mm x 5mm x 1000mm

d. a few plates of 1 mm x 100mm x 1000mm

e. a plate of 3 mm x 100 mm x 1000mm

3. glue for wood

4. hot glue

5. an 8x5 propeller

6. beads

7. some paperclips

8. rubberbands

Eli_Koesel3 years ago

How thick is the styrofoam that you use?

Very well written! I love flying contraption instructables. How far would you say this awesome plane flys?
ystoelen (author)  trans4mation5 years ago

thanks. this one flew about 15 m - 20m.

djsfantasi5 years ago
How do you find the right spot for the wing?
ystoelen (author)  djsfantasi5 years ago
I've done it by balancing the body of the plane on my finger until I found the spot where it was in balans. Then I marked this point. I did the same with the wing and put thoose two marked points together.

Then i tested it a few times to adjust it a little bit.
This looks awesome, very nice!
zrelli5 years ago

Thank you very are genius

this is truly amazing, not that I have not heard the concept of this type of plane but your design and instructions really are great thank you for this.

Wow. Beautifully made, nicely documented.

a video would be great. aweosme plane!