DIY HACK – Supercharged Airplane

DIY - Supercharged Airplane

Check out this cool supercharged airplane you can make in your free time!

The single-sheet paper airplanes you made when you were a kid (or perhaps last week in your cubicle) were, well, kid stuff compared to this beefed-up paper craft, which uses an electric motor from an old pager or toy powered by a big electrolytic capacitor. Known as a “Gold Cap” and made by Panasonic, the capacitor charges from a battery pack and then metes out a steady flow of power to keep your propeller whirring for about 10 seconds—just long enough to send the flyer airborne and carry it between 30 and 100 feet.

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3 Responses to DIY HACK – Supercharged Airplane

  1. girrrrrrr2 says:

    that is cool… i guess… but why dont you make one your self… and make it raido controlled… with a mini remote controoed car or 2…

  2. Izl says:

    Thats great I always had a passion for paper planes :p

  3. dean mackey says:

    If you want to see more paper airplane designs, check out my site at

    Over 800 FREE paper airplane designs!
    Happy Flying!
    Uncle Dean 🙂

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