Paper Planes Weaponized

Discussion in 'General Slingshot Discussions' started by JoergS, Feb 26, 2013.

  1. JoergS

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    <font face="Arial Black">This is the official thread for the YouTube contest (March 3rd til March 10th, 2013). Just leave a comment here in order to participate. Please be polite, everything else is OK.<br><br>You have to register in order to leave your comment. Don't worry, it is free of charge, no obligations. But we would love to see you becoming an active member of this nice community! <br></font><br>-----------------------------------------------------------<br><br><br>I am thinking about another "Weaponized" series. This time, I want to address paper planes. <br><br><a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paper_plane" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paper_plane</a><br><br>Those little buggers are really fun to play with. But they are light, plus you can't really throw them fast. <br><br>However, that changes when you add a metal tip. I made some experiments today, simply by attaching a bent paper clip as a tip.<br><br>Shot from a normal slingshot with paracord as a pouch, the little beasts fly straight, and fast. This is fun. <br><br>One of these emergency arrows can be made within just a minute.<br><br><img src="http://i75.servimg.com/u/f75/16/32/46/92/paperf10.jpg" border="0" alt=""><br><br><img src="http://i75.servimg.com/u/f75/16/32/46/92/paperf11.jpg" border="0" alt=""><br><br>I plan to monsterize the concept, of course!
     
  2. onnod

    onnod Im from Holland, isnt that weird?

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    cool, i used to do that with very small planes and nails as a tip, very dangerous and i could throw those things like 50 meters from the balcony <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_twisted.gif" alt="Twisted Evil" longdesc="13">
     

  3. JoergS

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    With a slingshot, you can easily quadruple the speed+range.<br><br>This might be the easiest way to make a deadly arrow.
     
  4. onnod

    onnod Im from Holland, isnt that weird?

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    <tr><td class="quote">With a slingshot, you can easily quadruple the speed+range.<br><br>This might be the easiest way to make a deadly arrow. </td></tr>
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    <span class="postbody"><br><br>that's right, in a apocalypse paper and paperclips/nails would be fairly easy to find</span>
     
  5. tokSick

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    Nice idea. I wish i had it at school.
     
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    Try folding one up with thin alum. or tin sheet metal......mmuhahaha!!! No paper clip required!!! It'll slice and dice big time. I see fruit salad coming!!!
     
  8. <div>Epic looks nice.<br>possibly you could make a alum one joerg?<br>it would hit with more impact and fly faster?<br>you would probably need to make a slingshot crossbow for one!<br>oooo and also the paper planes can slot inside each other so that could possibly help for making a slingshot crossbow with a mag!!!</div><div class="clear"></div><div class="signature_div">
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  9. mhpr262

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    are you using a special airplane model for that? the current distance world record holder is an "SCS Nakamura Lock" model, google will provide you lots of instructions. Another possibility might be the "Paperang".
     
  10. onnod

    onnod Im from Holland, isnt that weird?

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    I just made one, juat a normal extra slim model, worked great, shot it about 1 cm into the door of my wardrobe lol. Pics will come later
     
  11. JoergS

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    I have now played further with the idea. Made a hook from a nail, and quickly found out that a full size paper plane is overkill - I simply cut off the back. Also I fold it one more time than as usual for regular paper planes, to make it more sleek.<br><br>It shoots well! A home made flechette really. The whole "arrow" weighs 10 gramms. <br><br>Then I used a much bigger nail and welded a hook on (can't bend these nails well). This one needs two sheets of paper and a full size plane in order to work, but then it is mighty powerful. 38 gramms total.<br><br>The planes hold for about ten shots, then you need to replace them. But the first shot is always the most powerful one, simply because then the paper is still very stiff. Every hit softens the paper, slowing down the flight.<br><br><img src="http://i75.servimg.com/u/f75/16/32/46/92/paper110.jpg" border="0" alt=""><br><br><img src="http://i75.servimg.com/u/f75/16/32/46/92/paper210.jpg" border="0" alt=""><br><br><img src="http://i75.servimg.com/u/f75/16/32/46/92/paper310.jpg" border="0" alt=""><br><br><img src="http://i75.servimg.com/u/f75/16/32/46/92/paper410.jpg" border="0" alt="">
     
  12. onnod

    onnod Im from Holland, isnt that weird?

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  13. FIAAO

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    Cool! How do you hold them, in the "tail" or in the hook?
     
  14. JoergS

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    I hold them on the hook, with the thumb behind the "leg" and the index finger on the nail "shaft". If you hold them on the tail, the tips will be aligned slightly upwards - probably not a problem really, but it feels funny.
     
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    Comment <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_smile.gif" alt="Smile" longdesc="2">
     
  16. wars1505

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    Wow, Very nice concept and a very nice slingshot, really hope I win one in one of your various give-aways! Very nice work I hope you never stop!<br>
     
  17. MarcusA

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    If only I could've thought of this back in highschool
     
  18. juggern4ut

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    very impressive, i am always amazed at your ability to make weapons out of just about anything!
     
  19. coolestdrop

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    wow... that looked amazing <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_biggrin.png" alt="Very Happy" longdesc="1"><br>
     
  20. YMIF

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    In that kind of sling shot I would be scared of the nail smacking my hand XD