Introduction: How to Make the Arrow Paper Airplane

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A simple, medium range flying wing, the Arrow paper airplane is fairly unique.

Designation: VX-1 "Vixen"
TAA Designation: UF131-1

Step 1: Materials

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1 Piece of 8.5 by 11 inch Paper
A stapler

Step 2: Length Fold

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Fold along the length. ("Hot dog"-style) 

Step 3: Fold the Corners In

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Fold the corners into the center.

Step 4: Fold the Top Back

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Fold the nose into the edge of the corner fold. 

Step 5: Fold the Corners in Again

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Fold them to the center.

Step 6: Time to Cut

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Time to give the Arrow the shape of a heart.

Step 7: Stapler (Final Step)

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Now staple the airfoil into place.

Once done, you're ready for flight!

Step 8: Flight

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To fly the Arrow, advance it forward in your hand slowly and let go after 2-3 seconds of advancement. Then you can decorate your Arrow after the check flight.


superjames1009 (author)2013-10-11


Gunnar120 (author)2010-03-24

I added a tail to make a spade. It allows greater accuracy, and, in my opinion, looks cooler.

I've added vertical surfaces myself, but this plane is more utility to me than anything else. But mine are simply cutting the trailing edge and center.

I'd like to see pictures of your design though. It sounds quite interesting.

its just like a spade from cards ha, all i did was instead of totally connecting the heart, I curved out backwards. Nothing special.

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