Jag Betty made his glider from pizza trays and named it 'Grandad' so I had to have a go myself. Today we were down at the boating lake, lovely sunny day with virtually no wind so I took the opportunity to try the glider and use my camcorder sunglasses to record the flights. I think I may convert this to catapult launch.The sound track is ruined by the camera noise so I have just replaced it with music.
If you have a question it is probably worth reading this video description first because the answer may already be here. To help you find my videos I made two search guides https://youtu.be/ceBSOoOHcgw or https://youtu.be/Zj4UgwkwYRk or checkout my playlists page https://www.youtube.com/user/GrandadIsAnOldMan/playlists?flow=grid&view=1
Jag has a habit of deleting some of his older videos that are not part of his core channel topics so his plane videos have gone but you can still visit his channel here https://www.youtube.com/user/JagBetty
Dimensions are shown on the build video video https://youtu.be/AFuH-dctMiQ
Polystyrene Pizza Trays
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.
Hot Glue Gun
I am not endorsing or recommending these camcorder sunglasses
Efine 720P 5.0MP Sunglasses Camcorder http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00GUDOAMK
Serif MoviePlus Starter Edition
Background Music YouTube Audio Library
Topher Mohr and Alex Elena - Orange
Jag SPIS Grandad Pizza Tray Glider https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLA5a2xPRSrB0VLWNbDIzJnFqMy15Wu6Ea
Aircraft playlist https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLA5a2xPRSrB0nZItxE_78EJP0F99Ghaki
Pizza Trays playlist https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLA5a2xPRSrB04GN5yvwwJipBl8tm3-LcD
I have over 2000 videos on YouTube covering a wide range of subjects. To find them follow my search guides https://youtu.be/ceBSOoOHcgw or https://youtu.be/Zj4UgwkwYRk or see my playlists page https://www.youtube.com/user/GrandadIsAnOldMan/playlists?flow=grid&view=1
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.