Folding Catapult Launch Glider

I had a request to make a Zing Wing flying wing glider. I had not heard of these before so I had to look on YouTube and Google. I found a couple of videos by the manufacturer and also some copies on eBay.

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Here are the manufacturers YouTube videos

Here is an eBay listing which I may order and try some.

For those of you in the USA you might prefer to buy from the original ZingWing company at

You can see the eBay version flying here

Main components
I haven't given any dimensions as I think if you want one that flies well you should buy one from the manufacturer.
Polystyrene Pizza Tray
Clear plastic parcel tape
Duct Tape
Self adhesive cable clips
Rubber bands

Main Tools
Sharp Knife

Filmed using
FujiFilm FinePix S4800
FujiFilm FinePix XP70

Edited using
Serif MoviePlus Starter Edition

The background music is from the YouTube Audio Library
Whistling Down the Road by Silent Partner

Related playlists
Aircraft playlist
Pizza Tray playlist

Clearly many parts of the world do not have polystyrene pizza trays. They are just the packaging that my local supermarkets use for pizzas. I use them because they are free and would otherwise be thrown away. You could use any polystyrene or styrofoam packaging you can find or even buy foam board from model shops. The foam I am using is about 5mm thick.

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Generally my projects are for my grandchildren to enjoy. OK, I enjoy them too. If anybody else likes them, that is a bonus. I like to keep my work as simple and basic as possible so that it can be copied easily and improved by anybody who wants to try themselves. I recycle or repurpose items rather than buy new and when I do buy I like to keep it cheap.


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