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Build an R/C Plane from a Pizza Box

Turn the greasy box your lunch came in into a zippy little flying wing plane.
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9 Key Skills to Fly Drones Like a Pro

Here are the 9 basic flying skills you’ll need to master your drone for precisely controlled flights or graceful aerial photography.
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Mod Your Air Rocket System to Launch Gliders

Turn your compressed air rocket launcher into the perfect lift-off for a glider. Perfect for testing out different wing and tail configurations.
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New Project: Fold and Fly a Speed Jet Paper Glider

Built to mimic designs of the Stealth Bomber, F-15, and other fighter jets, the Speed Jet is papercraft that will launch a paper plane to new heights.
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New Project: 3D Print a Flying Ring to Launch from Your Rotary Tool

3D-print it, spin it up to 30,000 RPM, and watch it take off like a rocket!
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Flying Robotic Jellyfish Take to the Sky

Leif Ristroph and Stephen Childress from New York University have just released work with a new robotic ornithopter with a biomechanical design based not on traditional insects or birds, but rather on the aquatic jellyfish.Read more on MAKE

Two Bay Area Young Maker Events This Weekend

It’s my pleasure to tell you about two fantastic Young Makers / Open Make events happening in the San Francisco Bay Area this Saturday, Feb. 16. But be ready for a twinge of disappointment: You’ll have to pick just one of these two wonderful ways to sp…

Human-Powered Helicopters: Straight Up Difficult

Check out this great NPR piece about engineering students at University of Maryland that are trying to win a three-decades-old contest for human powered flight.