Due to the manufacturing process the bearings in the thick card can be a little bit stiff – rotate these bits of card in the hole to loosen then up before assembly. Additionally, a quick rub of a candle within the frame will help it spin even better.

This is the instruction video for the latest version of the Magnificent Flying Machine. It’s exactly the same mechanism but with a few small refinements to allow for the manufacturing limitations. The way to tell if this is the video for your Machine is by looking at the code above the barcode on the back of the box. If it has an ‘a or b’ on the end then this is the one for you.