How To Make A Boomerang
Designing and throwing a returning boomerang is a great, inexpensive way to enjoy the outdoors, either alone or with friends.
Designing a returning boomerang does not require a great deal of effort or skill, so long as you take care, and take your time. Throwing the boomerang obviously takes a little practise to get just right, but by following a few simple rules you will lessen the amount of time it takes you to get it right.
A returning boomerang can be made out of 6mm 5-ply plywood, which is good to use because it can withstand the stress put on it. The angle from the centre of the boomerang should be between 95 and 100 degrees, when designing a v-shaped boomerang.
First you must pencil the design of the boomerang onto the plywood, making sure you have got the angle correct, and that it tapers slightly towards the wing tip. When this is done, cut out the shape using a jigsaw.
Next, plane off the rectangular edges on one side so that one side ends up as a smooth curve, while the other side remains flat. Always work towards the edge to avoid splinters. When the curve is smooth, add an undercut to the leading edge of each wing. This will aid the flight of the boomerang.
Finish the boomerang with sandpaper to get rid of any rough edges, which may hamper its flight.
When throwing the boomerang hold it tightly by the tip, vertically with the curved side facing you. This ensures that the boomerang flies rather than immediately crash landing. You should begin the throw by your ear, and the throwing arm should finish by the side of your leg. You should stand 50 degrees to the right of the wind to make the boomerang return exactly to you. Throwing at about 15 degrees above ground level will also aid this.
By following these simple guidelines you will soon be able to make the boomerang and ensure it returns to you every time.