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Space Shuttle Glider
Follow these instructions to make your own Enterprise II Space Shuttle!
If you followed the instructions correctly, your shuttle should now look like the picture above. Now, let's fly it!
Holding the shuttle by its body upside down (tail pointing downward, gently toss the shuttle forward. It should glide to a smooth landing (although upside down). If so, then congratulations, your shuttle flies!
If the shuttle nose rises, and the shuttle "stalls" and dips toward the ground, that means the nose is too light. You can either add a little more weight to the front of the shuttle (perhaps a small piece of cardboard under the paper clip), or you can gently roll the back of both wings down (toward the tail). Now, try again.
If the shuttle nose drops, so that the shuttle dives straight into the ground, then the nose is too heavy. You can either remove a little weight in the front of the shuttle (perhaps use a smaller paper clip), or you can gently roll the back of both wings up (away from the tail). Now, try again.
If you have any problems, please feel free to click "feedback" below and contact me.
Here is a picture of the template (although the PDF file mentioned at the top of this page will work better in producing your shuttle!).