Making this glider plane needs a little skill with sawing the slits for the wing and the tail. Maybe you need the help of an older sibling, friend or adult. The materials are around the house or you can get them from a printing business or sign maker, they have plenty of materials around from printing proofs that they can give you. Try it…
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Make this handsome glider plane! You can fly it, show it off to your friends, exhibit it in your room OR make several and build a MOBILE suspended from the ceiling…SPECTACULAR!
The materials you need are a small piece of soft wood, pine wood is best, I would not recommend balsa wood, that is too light for this glider. The wings are made from an old commercial poster, that is usually printed on a plastic/paper like material, and it is strong enough for the wings. The tail is made of ordimary bristol board. You could make the wings also from bristol board if you wish. The yellow stabiliser is just a piece of craft paper, any white printing paper would also work, no problem! And, of course, we use some electrical tape to add colour and fix the wing!
The wooden body has two slits made with a scroll saw. The front slit is about 8 cm long and is cut at a small slope from the front down, draw a line first so that you can see where to saw! This gives the wings their LIFT when the air flows over them. The slit for the tail is 4 cm long and horizontal!
After you slide the wing and tail into the body, put a bead of glue along the edge of the wing and tail where it meets the body, that keeps the parts in place. Also put 10 centimeters of electrical tape before the wing and after, see photo below. The yellow stabiliser must be folded in two and then fold edges at the bottom, glue these to the tail on both sides of the wooden body.