Introduction: Fly the TriFin!

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Here is a nice simple plane for you to fly!

First, print off the template here at

or look at the whole design here at

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Take the template, get some clear tape and a pair of scissors and a paperclip.

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Start with the paper as shown.

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Fold back along line "A".

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Fold back along line "B".

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Fold back along line "C".

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Fold back along line "D".

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Fold in half along line "E".

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Cut out along the curved line "F" and recycle both scraps of paper.

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Fold the top wing and tail down along line "G" to the left.

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Fold up the tail along line "I".

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Flip over and fold the other wing and tail to the right along line "G".

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Fold up the other tail along line "I".

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Pop up the middle tail along sections "H".

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Put a paper clip on the nose.

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Place a piece of clear tape on the paper clip to hold it in place.

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Straighten out the wings and FLY!

If you want more FREE paper airplane designs, check out

The Online Paper Airplane Museum at

for over 800 FREE paper airplane designs.

Grab some paper and have some fun!


Allowance10 (author)2008-07-10

where did you get htat light?

deanmackey (author)Allowance102008-07-10

You can see more on Robbie at the site below, and there is a link on how to buy a Robbie for your very own!

Uncle Dean :)

Flumpkins (author)2008-06-25

I have that light :)

ac1D (author)2007-10-19

Nice plane!

R/C plane fan! >
Add a lipo battery in the middle crack, add a tiny zipzap(or servo with 360* modification) motor on each FRONT wing, and your receiver almost in the back. it do a very well flight! and its quick !

ac1D (author)ac1D2007-10-19

Could not edit. use a clear tape on them, they hold enough to do 3-4 fly!

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