Introduction: Fold Your Own Asgard Starship

In this Instructable I will detail the creation of a flying paper model of an AsgardStarship.

This is my entry for the Toss It! speed contest, keep in mind ratings, votes, and comments never hurt, generally help, and always are appreciated :)



  • Note: This starship might not protect your homeworld from Goa'uld, Replicator, or Ori threat. I recommend you use the Ancient chair that may be found in Antarctica in event of planetary attack.

Step 1: Start Folding!

First you need a sheet of 8 1/2 X 11 inch paper. That should be easily obtained.
  • Note: Please read image notes for the best understanding of how to fold this airplane

On a smooth surface fold the paper in half lengthwise.
Then, turn it to make sure the crease is up, and fold in two corners from the top to meet with the crease.
Flip paper over and fold corners to crease again, allowing the previous fold to pull out. Repeat on opposite side, the previous fold should form two triangles, as shown in the pic.

Step 2: More Folding

Fold the two triangles/square in half, over to the other side of the paper.
Fold the airplane in half, down the center line.
Fold down each side to form wings, at the angle shown (it doesn't matter which side is up).
Fold up a section of the "fuselage" to form a crease at the angle shown.
Unfold new crease and fold into the center crease. See pic.

Step 3: Finishing Touches

Smooth all the folds and creases.
Fold a corner of the front stabliser at the angle shown.
Fold corner again as shown and flatten to create creases at 900 and 450
"Open" fold and form into a square, as shown in pic. Repeat on opposite side.
Fold down the wingtips, bearing in mind that the fuselage is on top of the wing, see pic.
Smooth folds and wings, making sure it looks like pic.

Step 4: Toss It!

To fly, hold by the folded down "fin" and gently toss. The model should swoop gracefully. This is not a fast airplane, its is designed to glide in gentle swoops. If the model flips over, fly it upside down., or try curving the wings slightly. If the glider vears of and crashes, try bending up the wing on the side that it banks to.
I hope you enjoy making and flying this model as much as I did.
Remember, a vote and a rating never hurts...

Live Long and Prosper,
RocketScientist2015

Comments

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That Inventor Dude made it! (author)2010-12-22

as cool as that is I dont know hich ship thats meant to be..... it looks kinda like belskinr,

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KentsOkay made it! (author)KentsOkay2010-12-22

Kind of any ship, it just looks MUCH more sci-fi than most other paper airplanes.

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la-main made it! (author)2009-03-06

OMG dude its flies soooo well is a very staible long distance plane the first one was crap but then i ajusted the wings a little bit (fold it paralel with the bottom line) and now it workes perfect thanx

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KentsOkay made it! (author)KentsOkay2009-03-06

Thanks! Glad you enjoyed it, more flyers coming soon.

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Camisado made it! (author)2008-09-04

This ships name is kinda sexual.... ( asgard: as* guard ) LOL like an anti r*** system? Just pointing that out.....

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KentsOkay made it! (author)KentsOkay2008-09-05

LOL good point, but it's pronounced az-gard

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Camisado made it! (author)Camisado2008-09-05

Still sounds like as* guard to me...............

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KentsOkay made it! (author)2008-03-19

Thanks for the rating/vote! Everyone else has been kinda advertising, so I figured WTF, cant beat 'em, join 'em!

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DRADIS made it! (author)2008-03-14

Sweet! Stargate rules.

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KentsOkay made it! (author)KentsOkay2008-03-15

Yup _

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killerjackalope made it! (author)2008-03-12

cool, where are the rockets rocketscientist?

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KentsOkay made it! (author)KentsOkay2008-03-12

No rockets on this baby, just hyperdriven-warp modules.

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killerjackalope made it! (author)killerjackalope2008-03-13

by the way did you spam me by PM? Why bother?

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KentsOkay made it! (author)KentsOkay2008-03-13

Spam? Me? Never! Ask for input? Sounds like me...
I've come to the discovery your entry in a contest isn't doing much good if it doesn't get viewed, especially things somewhat more unusual like this (seriously tell me you would have searched for this). So consider yourself important if you were on my view-solicitation list ; )

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killerjackalope made it! (author)killerjackalope2008-03-13

Haha, you should really be an advisor at some big company, giving conferences and cleaning up messes with reasonable explanations that eventually compliment those involved, not that your plan was a mess or underhanded, in fact It's not far from the look what I did thing after the publishing tab...

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GorillazMiko made it! (author)2008-03-12

Cool! The video was supposed to be under 30 seconds though... :-O

+1 vote.

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KentsOkay made it! (author)KentsOkay2008-03-12

CRAP!! The Stargate theme music is so perfectly one minute... Thanks for the vote!

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Doctor What made it! (author)2008-03-12

Good job! Nerdy Paper Airplane! High five for brilliance!

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KentsOkay made it! (author)KentsOkay2008-03-12

Thanks!

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Aar000n3y made it! (author)2008-03-12

It looks pretty cool, but it seems that it needs some work on actually flying. Also, your video is too long for the contest... Just so you know.

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KentsOkay made it! (author)KentsOkay2008-03-12

Uhoh... too long? Nuts...
It flies fairly well, however if you notice when I toss it, it's with my left hand. Try as I might, I'm a rightie.

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Aar000n3y made it! (author)Aar000n3y2008-03-12

Yeah, if I remember correctly it's supposed to be 30 seconds or less. So if you just cut off some of the extra parts like showing the design, it will probably be around there. Ah. Well that explains the bad flight.

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KentsOkay made it! (author)KentsOkay2008-03-12

Ah foohee! I thought it was supposed to be more than 30 seconds... and the Stargate theme is exactly 1 minute, I really wouldn't want to have only a portion of it.

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Aar000n3y made it! (author)Aar000n3y2008-03-12

Yeah... Around 30 seconds there really isn't a good cut off point... Maybe try experimenting with starting in after the intro somewhere?

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chooseausername made it! (author)2008-03-12

I don't know why, but when you told me you were using a "sheet 8 1/2 X 11paper", in my mind this sounded larger than an A0 format, and I imagined a giant paper asgard spacechip trowing transportation rays and lasers beams in all directions ...... =oP

How many little grayish aliens died during the crash-test in your video ?????? ..........

=o)

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KentsOkay made it! (author)KentsOkay2008-03-12

Thanks for the rating!

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KentsOkay made it! (author)KentsOkay2008-03-12

A. I'll add <em>inches</em><br/>B. None =]<br/>

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