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Going Deep With David Rees

The Tumbling Wing

Let the paper plane guy show you how to make a paper plane with a twist.

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Going Deep With David Rees: The Tumbling Wing

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Let the paper plane guy show you how to make a paper plane with a twist.

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Bill Kuhl
Bill Kuhl

I had posted this in paper airplane section but probably belongs here. Getting the Tumbling Wing to work properly can be difficult but very rewarding when you get it working. First work on getting the Tumble Wing to spin straight ahead which means tiny adjustments to paper edge and learning to release it correctly. In a summer class I taught the kids had trouble with this: http://scienceguyorg.blogspot.com/2014/07/trying-to-learn-tumblewing-not-easy.html


Then you have to adjust the speed and angle of the paddle as you walk forward, if you go too fast it can go behind the paddle, too slow not enough lift.