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Instructables Smallest Paper Airplane Challenge

So Lftndbt and I have a challenge going for who can make the smallest paper airplane and I decided that we should move it over here. So, let the contest begin. Just take a picture of your plane next to the cm side of a ruler and post the picture here for the contest.

Bring it on!!!


1st lan01 at 2.5 mm
2nd V-Man737 at 3.175mm
3rd n8man at 4mm

NOTE: It doesn't have to fly (not that it could at this size), it just has to look like a paper airplane.

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Bluephobes5 years ago
I know this is, like 3 years late, but N8MAN, I ACCEPT YOUR CHALENGE!
Tiny paper airplanes are pretty fun/funny!
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Is that one inch, or one centimetre?
An inch. I realized the mistake when I looked at everyone elses photos. Duh, the world is metric.
You can typically tell by the division-method used
  • Metric features 1/10th divisions, usually with the 1/2 division slightly enlarged.
  • English typically uses 1/2nth divisions, with each split a slightly smaller mark.
Hmmm... I thought you could always tell by the division method on the ruler. ; )
Shadowpom7 years ago
 I got mine to .5mm but I don't have a macro camera. When I take a photo all you see is this little . next to the ruler.


ps. I put it in a plastic bag but I couldn't find it until i went over the bag with a magnifying glass.
caitlinsdad8 years ago
Ok, 2mm, I think, we don't do metric. There should have been some warnings issued before someone else attempts this: I lost 2 planes into the keyboard abyss when I breathed. I think I inhaled the others as I was trying to get a close-up super macro shot and had to make another plane. Tweezers and a sharp pair of scissors is a must. I'll have to find the guy that does writing on a grain of rice to put on its tail markings.
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Some of these are really impressive, great job to all who've created them! I figured you guys would be the only ones who would appreciate this, it's about 3.5 cm with the tail, 2.5 without. Sorry about the image, it's just my phone, but you can see the original instructable here https://www.instructables.com/id/The-best-paper-airplane...period./ for a better look.
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Ha ! I have troubles working with capacitors the size of the nail on my little finger....I can't even imagine working with paper smaller than that even.
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