If only I could travel back to my grade school days, when all I longed for was to be able to send a note across the school yard via paper plane. Alas, I was never able to grasp the art of the flick-of-the-wrist toss, let alone the true craftsmanship behind the making of a paper plane. That being said, The Bridge Direct’s Paper Plane Launcher would have been able to get the job done, and in style, might I add.
The launcher comes with all the tools that
I need kids need to make the perfect paper plane, and then launch their creation up to 100 feet. The launchers are available in two colors—Storm White and Stealth Black—and are relatively light and compact.
The set comes with one PPl-1 Paper Plane Launcher, 20 Glider Plane Sheets, four Stunt Plane Sheers, and step-by-step instructions on how to fold the sheets to make aircraft that soars through the sky. The actual making of paper planes was usually my downfall (a moment of silence for all the trees that were sacrificed in my many failed attempts). Luckily, not only are the instructions for both types of planes easy to follow, but each piece of plane sheet has dotted outlines and small numbers that coordinate with each step to ensure that kids don’t miss a beat. If a kid finds he or she is struggling a bit at first, there are three pre-made Glider Planes to not only launch, but to use as an example of what the finished product should look like.
Once paper planes are made, it’s time for takeoff. Kids lift the orange hinge on the launcher to insert their plane. When it’s in correctly, the launcher will begin to rev up in preparation for flight. Now, kids pull the trigger and let it rip.For an added fun factor, kids can load up to three paper planes in the launcher to let the three rockets soar in a row.
Planes will travel slightly different depending on which plane was launched. The Glider Planes focus on speed and distance, so these planes will instantly shoot out and fly straight ahead. On the other hand, the Stunt Planes are designed to perform cool tricks in the air. While it’s fun to alternate between the two planes, I like to launch the Glider Planes because they travel with speed and accuracy.
Whether your kid is already a paper plane-making machine, or a beginner to the paper plane world, the Paper Plane Launcher will be just what he or she needs to take their tricks to the next level.