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I will show you how to make the DC3 paper airplane. You have probably not heard it before, but it is a really good glider that is quite easy to mak...
You will need a piece of A4 paper, scissors, a pen or pencil, and a ruler Other things you might need: Hands, brain, eyes, being good at origami
Get the A4 paper...easy!
Fold the top corner down to touch the sides, like this...
Bring the corner down to make an even smaller triangle
it should look like this when done...
Open it up, yes...open it all up again! notice the giant X crease?
fold the top to the bottom of the X crease, like this...
Open it up again... now notice theres a crease across the middle of the X crease?
Push in the sides of the X crease like this All the creases you have made before will make this easy
After that, the X crease will form a small triangle, now push the top down to make it flat
When flat, it should look like this...
From the bottom right corner of the triangle, fold it up to meet the top
Do the same to the other one...
Now from the halfway point, fold it down
do the same to the other one
Now from the right corner of the small square you made, fold that towards the middle
and the same to the other one
make sure you flatten it
Now...the tricky part... from the corner of the little fold you just did, drag it down, this will pull some of the paper above the little fold.
it should look like this...
and the same to the other little fold, thats the tricky part done:)
Fold the bottom edge of the paper up to the bottom on the big triangle, like this
Open it up and cut that crease, this will form the stabilizer of your plane. So don't throw it away!
fold that strip of paper in half
From the edges of the strip, mark 4.5 cm from the edge of the strip of paper
from the bottom edge, mark 1 cm, which is halfway of the folded strip
Join the two points and cut it out
Turn these little flaps 90 degrees from the main strip, like this...
How lets make the body of the plane... turn the plane over onto its backside...
From the corner, fold that up till you cannot pull any more because the little triangles are in the way...
Fold it in half
Fold the wing 90 degrees down gain at about 1.5 cm from the bottom
And the same to the other wing... The body is now complete:)
Now join the body and the stabilizer together... Shuffle the strip of paper under the folded triangle (look at where have tagged)
it should now look like this... And now you have built your DC3 paper airplane...WOOOOHOOO! Here is a view from the front and the back!
Hold your plane at 180 degrees (which is flat), then gently throw it. Easy! Thanks:) Have fun flying!
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Posted:Aug 7, 2012
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