Skyaak Wing Ring Glider, betcha can’t make just one!

by Fred

From the mind of the Canadian artist Michael Gaudet comes a cool new D.I.Y. toy. It’s fun!

The Skyaak Canadian Ring-Wing Glider features two cone-shaped wings on opposite ends of a central weighted shaft that you toss around with your buddies for fun.

Skyaak, from Canada with love comes a great new concept in do it yourself toys.

The Skyaak Deuce is the do it yourself model of the Skyaak. All you need to do is click the buy link to download the .pdf for $2.00. Cut it out, decorate it (if you want to, I’d recommend nice bright colors, when it spins through the air it looks great).

All you need are some scissors, tape, and a couple of paper clips to assemble it, and you can be tossing it around in 15 to 20 minutes for your first one (then as you make more, you’ll get a bit faster).

It’s great since it works well inside or out (read: toss it at your cubicle mates). When you get better at tossing it about, move up to the professional model he has at his site as well.

The Skyaak ring-wing glider has had a few incarnations, but this is the best “intro” to a toy ever. For $2.00 you just use Paypal, pay your 2 bucks and download the Skyaak deuce. Then you print it out, decorate it (come on, you know you want to decorate it). Then you cut it out, assemble it, and start tossing it around.

Here’s the fun part, it’s the midpoint between a Frisbee and a javelin.

Have a fling with Skyaak!

6 reviews or comments

Michael Says: November 13, 2008 at 12:31 pm

If you have any trouble at all downloading, the email you get at the purchase will lead you to the redownload area. The servers are a little packed, if it doesn’t get there, send an email, and we’ll make sure it’s taken care of.
Have fun Skyaaking!

Michael Gaudet Says: November 14, 2008 at 6:56 pm

As far as I know, and I have tested this theory quite extensively, the PDF download that gives you access to the DIY deuce template is now working properly through Payloadz. As we suspected, it was a minor glitch. Here’s the rub: when I uploaded the file I inadvertently used a “_” in the name, which is of course an underscore, deemed unacceptable by the Payloadz system. Uh-oh! So it was simply a matter of re-installing the file(s) without the offending typo and ‘voila’! it works now.
At least, as I say, that’s the theory.
So now everyone can download the PDF to their heart’s content.

Michael Gaudet Says: December 3, 2008 at 6:36 am

Got some fun new videos at the Skyaak R&D blog at…last night I posted a vid that shows the DIY deuce hurtling through the darkness lit up w the eerie blue of a black light! Very spacey…

Michael Gaudet Says: December 26, 2008 at 10:25 am

I think it is kind of funny that the name of this post is
“Skyaak Wing Ring Glider, etc.” It’s actually ring wing not vice-versa. Describes the shape of the wing. However, when you google “ring wing glider” this post hits the #1 spot. Glad it was not hyphenated!

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