Introduction: Different Paper Airplane Design

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This is not a design I created myself, but I have never seen anyone I know use it before.
I learned this when I was 3 or 4 and my mom taught it to me.

Step 1: The 1st Fold.

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All you need is a piece of printer paper. (8.5" x 11")

I prefer to fold it in half the long way so when I do the next step, it won't come out incorrectly.

Step 2: 2nd Fold.

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Now fold the edges down so that they are on the middle fold you just did.

Step 3: Folding It Down.

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Now fold the entire thing down so it is about 1" from the bottom of the paper.

Step 4: Folding Down the Middle Again.

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Now fold the edges to the middle of the paper.
Now you should have a triangle at the sticking out.

Step 5: Fold Triangle Up.

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Now fold the triangle up so that it is over the thing we just folded.

Step 6: Back

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Now fold the entire thing in half so it looks like a right triangle.

Step 7: 1st Wing.

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Now fold one side over so that it lines up with the other side.

Step 8: 2nd Wing.

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Now repeat the process on the opposite side.

Step 9: Done!

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Open up the wings and now you're done!!! Just throw it and have fun!!!


dchall8 (author)2008-03-09

I've never seen it before, but I've seen one very similar. Like yours the similar one is very rare. It is posted twice here on Instructables. Look for my comments on those. Maybe yours can fly better by opening up your creased folds.

summit (author)dchall82008-03-10

Maybe the one you saw was the older one I made. I was having problems submitting it to the Toss It! contest so I madethis one.

dchall8 (author)summit2008-03-11

If I made comments that improved the performance over what you have posted here, then yes. Otherwise, no. It was someone else's.

summit (author)dchall82008-03-12

Well, yeah, it was someone elses...

GorillazMiko (author)2008-03-09

I don't think I've seen this one before either, but a similar one as well. Looks very easy to do, and awesome glider/ fast plane, nice job.

summit (author)GorillazMiko2008-03-10

Thanks, I liked your plane with the Instructbles Robot on it. I seem to have him on everything too.

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