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Help! Can you make a glider out of cardboard.?

sprzout

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#2
So I wanted to build I glider but the shop near me ran out of foam so I was wondering If i could use cardboard instead
You can try it, but I don't think it'll have the strength of foamboard for the weight. I can't imagine some of the bigger wings holding together and being sturdy enough with it.

That said, I know people at my club have made combat Versa Wings out of coroplast, which is a corrugated thin plastic, used for a lot of signboards. It's lighter than foam, more rigid, but also more expensive than foam board sheets of the same size.
 
#3
Look in the show section for the "Pizza plane" or "Slice" delta, made from a pizza box. Build one without motor and find a good slope with a lot of wind. That'll work.

Cardboard thermal glider.............difficult, and will require a fair bit of both glider and building experience to get light enough to work. And it will never be a hi-end performer.
 
#6
The tiny trainer should do ok, too, if cut from a few pizza Boxes or other corrugated cardboard.

Looking at your build I get the feeling I should build a slice as well. If only I weren't on a diet... haven't had a pizza since Flite Fest.