I recently completed a 4 part series following some feedback that some people are struggling to make the propeller assembly that I used on my Styrofoam Plate plane. That left me with a plane sitting in the back of my car waiting for a good location to fly it, so today we gave it a go. I think I slightly overdid the nose weight but we got some reasonable flights.
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Polystyrene pizza trays
short length of plastic tube from a soap dispenser bottle or similar
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
Possibly a soldering iron or cigarette lighter
Filmed using HTC One Mini mobile phone
Edited using Serif MoviePlus Starter Edition
My original Styrofoam Plate Plane series is here
This series is grouped in it's own playlist here
Rubber Band Plane Prop Assembly Demo playlist https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLA5a2xPRSrB3Xj24kixZAMLN6oaDu2_Z8
Aircraft playlist https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLA5a2xPRSrB0nZItxE_78EJP0F99Ghaki
Rubber Band Power playlist https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLA5a2xPRSrB1otXh0w36OwsYIHZznUWp6
Rubber Band Power Planes https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLA5a2xPRSrB1iBkfCc2jzfTK6LA9Sh7vi
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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.