Float Documentary: Float Kits Have Arrived!

When I got home from work, I was delighted to find a small tube waiting for me by the mailbox. The words “FLOAT KIT” were printed on the side of the thing, and I knew immediately what it was – a nice perk due to my backing of the FLOAT documentary.

In case you haven’t seen it yet, check out the promo video:

I was so taken with the concept and the trailer, the moment I heard they were doing a Kickstarter campaign… I signed up to contribute. Though there has been a pretty long (almost a year) delay between when the funding was reached and kit showing up at my doorstep… I really don’t care. There were some large gaps where not a lot of info was shared regarding the doc, but work is still continuing, and the film is nearing completion.

Even if I didn’t get any perks or prizes, I’d still have contributed – as I really just dug the concept, and what the filmmakers have done so far. Really can’t wait to see the finished film – been looking forward to it for some time now.

The materials inside are crazy, crazy thin. Referring to the wood as toothpicks or wafers is actually incorrect, as they are much smaller, much thinner than those things. I was pretty nervous handling the wood, as I worried I’d snap each piece before I knew what happened. The long, rectangular piece of Balsa wood is ridiculously thing – as in, it feels thinner than a piece of paper.

One bummer – it looks like my rubberband snapped. Although… perhaps that’s the way it’s supposed to be?

I have no idea how to construct this guy, despite the blueprints. I may either wait until they post up a how-to video, or maybe enlist Bob’s help on putting this guy together. Maybe I should also wait until the next time we see Cameron, and all of us could tackle this as another group project.

Thinking more about the documentary now – can’t wait until it comes out!

Flight Documentary on Kickstarter
Float: The Competitive World of Free-Flight Duration Aircraft
Flight: Addictive Flash Game About a Paper Airplane

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  1. The rubber is supposed to be that way. You’ll tie a knot in the end to create a loop of a certain length. I’m sure Ben will cover that in the build video he’s working on.

    Jake Reply

    • Good to know – thanks for the info, Jake!

      avoision Reply

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