When I was trimming trees in my yard last year I noticed this nicely bent elbow from a maple tree. Thinking ‘boomerang’ I saved it. Recently I decided to try tackling this one. I’ve owned, thrown and lost my share of boomerangs and have done some research on how they can be made. Well, despite my best heroic efforts this one just doesn’t perform well.
The shape is right and I tried tweaking it. When throw it, it does turn to the left, as it should, but it doesn’t gain much altitude and crashes at about its full distance away. My tweaking did improve it because initially it just flew straight. ;-)
Because of it’s poor performance I didn’t get as far as finishing the piece, thus it was not posted as a project
I believe the underlying problem is that the arms are not long enough. Perhaps I’ll try again eventually.
I took lots of photos of the build. If 5 people say so, I could post them, even though this was a fail.
[Fun Fact: The word for ‘Epic Fail’ in Esperanto is ’Ega Malsukceso.’]
-- Ni faru ion el ligno!