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This is a variation of the famous Paperang. I found the Paperang works, but does not fly as well despite tweaking the trailing edge. I began to explo...
First print out this trailing edge curvature for the wings.You may also want to experiment with different curvatures.After printing, cut along the cur...
Use a fresh sheet of A4 paper, place it on a table with the long side towards yourself.Fold in half, aligning the edges as accurately as possible. Cr...
Bring point (A) to the folded edge, forming a triangular flap.forming the first flap
Crease the fold and repeat on other side, then flip over.Folded triangle flap
Fold up (B) to meet the angled edge.Fold up (B)
Next fold point (C) up to meet the edge.Fold up (C)
Cut the folded center according to the photo below, use a sharp razor for a neat cut:Cut the folded center
Cut from the top of triangle...Center fold cut
Fold down the flap made possible by the cut center fold.Repeat fold on other side and flip over again.Fold down along cut center
This photo shows both sides folded down...ready to trace the printed curvature on the trailing edge and cut the curve.Both side folded down
Now take the template from the previously printed trailing edge curvature and trace it to the wings as shown. Next cut out along the curve line formi...
Now use the razor and cut the center fold as before, but this time only HALF of the length as shown by the RED line in the previous photo. This cut a...
This photo shows the exposed view of the center fold being cut halfway.This cut will allow the final fold for the leading edge of the CanardWings.cut ...
Now to fold the canards. Just fold it along the folded center fold, crease and unfold, repeat on other side and flip over:Folding the canards
Fold the right edge to meet with the center fold.Then fold the whole folded canard to the left again, repeat on other side.Fold in the canard
Now spread open the center fold, this is what you should get:Spread it open
Next carefully align the spread wings and canards centrally, staple ONCE across the center fold.Staple it...
This is a shot from underside, your almost finished CanardWings should look like this.The stapled is bent slightly to create a dihedral and the staple...
Slightly bend UP the trailing edge. This creates a foil that gives the wings lift.Bend up the trailing edge
Hold the CanardWings as shown in photo.To launch hold it above your head and lightly toss.This wings are great indoors and outdoors...tweak the traili...
The CanardWings was launched from the 17th floor. The distance travelled was roughly 60~80 meters then caught the wind and was blown back a bit.It fl...
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Posted:Oct 3, 2007
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