Introduction: Amazing Paper Airplane

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This is my first Instructable so bear with me OK.

Recently my friend made this airplane up and it flew so well that I just had to share it with everyone. He used different techniques than I do. Somehow his flies better than the ones I make. I think this happens in the steps where you make the waterbomb base (the triangle). He doesn't fold back like I show. Instead he just pulls the paper together into the base, then creases it.

Step 1: Materials

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Start with a regular sheet of 8.5 X 11 paper.

Step 2: Fold 1

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Fold one corner down, then unfold.

Step 3: Fold 2

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Fold the other corner down, then unfold.

Step 4: Fold 3

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Optional: Flip paper over and fold like shown. If you cannot see where to fold look at the second picture for help.

Then unfold and flip over.

Step 5: Fold 4

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Press down in the center and flatten to form a triangle.

Step 6: Waterbomb Base

Now we are going to form the waterbomb base as it is called in origami.

Step 7: Fold 5

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First fold the triangle's corners to the top.

Step 8: Fold 6

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Fold up the bottom corners of the square like shown.

Then unfold to form the triangle again.

Step 9: Fold 7

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Fold back on the first crease.

Step 10: Fold 8

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Fold both corners down over the paper.

Fold up the rest of the way.

Step 11: Fold 9

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Fold the tip down.

The second picture shows a close-up on the pocket that has been made for the next step.

Step 12: Fold 10

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Tuck the flaps into the pocket.

Step 13: Fold 11

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Fold in half.

Step 14: Fold 12

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Fold wings down as shown.

Step 15: Fold 13

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Fold the fins.

Step 16: Flying

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Before flying shape the paper airplane as shown in the first picture.

When flying this paper airplane there isn't really a set hardness you have to throw this plane. Some that I've made need to be thrown hard, others not so hard.

Comments

admin (author)2008-03-12

This project looks awesome but there isn't enough documentation of you actually making it to be a full Instructable. There are two things which you could do. 1) If you happen to have images of you making your project you can create some more steps, add those additional photos into your Instructable and then republish your Instructable. 2) If you don't have any more pictures of you working on your project, that's ok too. That just means that your project is better suited to be submitted as a slideshow. Your images are already in your library, and you can use the same text that you have already written for your Instructable so it should only take a few minutes to create your slideshow and show the world what you made! Thanks for your submission and let me know if you have any questions along the way.