The toothpick glider is probably one of the easiest, and quickest builds you will ever do. But don't underestimate how entertaining it is by the fast and easy build time, because this thing is a blast! It was definitely one of the best, most rewarding 30 minutes of designing, and of couple hours of "rigorous"/fun testing ever!
The build video
The review video
Here is the most epic picture I could make without a smoke generator and dimmable lighting.
The dimensions of the note card are 3"x5"
To spit up the note card you first want to measure 3.5" from the bottom and make a line.
Then you divide the bigger chunk in to .5" bars and the smaller half into .25" bars.
Now all you need to do is to cut along the lines you made and there you have it, wings and tails!
Just in case you are wondering the wing is 3.5" by .5" and the tail is 1.5" by .25".
The toothpicks I used were from Giant Eagle but any toothpicks will work.
The toothpicks I used were approximately 2.5" long and were square.
You can assemble your airforce of flying toothpicks with either hot glue or super glue, I prefer hot glue myself. Also I just went over a basic overview of the cutting out of parts, and the assembly is pretty easy. If you need more exact details watch the build video at the top of the artical.
Have fun and be safe with your new massive airforce, but also remember...
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