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In this Instructable I will show you how to make a very sophisticated stunt plane that is still simple in production. This is my very first Instructable, so I apologize ahead of time for any fault in the publication.
 
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Step 2: Now We Start the Folding... Hooray!

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Take the top right corner of the paper and fold it down so that the top of the paper is flush with the left side. Crease, then unfold. On these first few steps it wouldn't hurt to crease the paper by folding it both ways. See pictures for help (I went over the fold in pencil to make it stand out)

Step 3: Repeating the Last Step

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Repeat what you did on the last step for the other side. Again, see pictures for help.

Step 4: Folding for the Third Time

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Take the top corners and fold them down so that they meet with the bottoms of the folds made previously. In other words, the previous fold made a big X. Take the top points of the X and make them touch the bottom points. Crease, then unfold. (Do I need to say it?) See pictures for help.

Step 5: Folding Again

Now you will push the previous fold in on each side so that the sides come in to the center and the top collapses downward. DO NOT unfold. Defininently see pictures for help.

Step 6: Folding Yet Again

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Fold the right side of the upper triangle (being sure to only fold the top layer) so that the right side point touches the top point. Repeat on other side.

Step 7: Still Folding

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Take the right side triangle that you just folded, and bring the bottom edge up so that it is parallel to the center line of the plane (that doesn't make much sense, does it?). Repeat on other side.
hello people :D you can really make a better but similar one from an app in the app store called how to fold paper airplanes (pick the one with 3d instructions please) and go to the download section of the app and find the 30 step airplaine :D because you basically cant explain this airplane with pictures :D
not that i am an advertising guy or something (i can't advertise i am only 11 (i am usingmy bros account)
and i actually thought i was the only guy who knew this in the PH
lislis3821 year ago
uh what?
u cant exactly do the easy stuff when you can't even tell what the hard stuff is.
A Korean student showed this to me during lunch...back in the 80's. I thought I was the only other one in the US who knew anything about this "bird." Glad to see I'm NOT! Thanks for the variation(s).
im37333 years ago
IT'S A KLINGON BIRD OF PREY!!!!!!!!!!!!!! AWESOME!!!!
Wait...How exactly do you fold tha over? It's connected...Do i have mine upside down?
Sooo, step 8 is a mystery huh?
Protip: don't get your shadow in the images.

Good Instructable.
a.mandolin94 years ago
Camera man... Mitchell? (x
OfficerKarl (author)  a.mandolin94 years ago
 Yeah :) As you can tell he didn't do a good job :)
Dammit Mitchell! Lmfao. (: We need to get him a cage or something for Christmas, I swear. (: All I saw was your hands doing something and then something else... We'll have to reshoot this next time I'm over. (:
OfficerKarl (author)  a.mandolin94 years ago
 Yeah, that's exactly what we'll do :)
Well, and other stuff, but whatever. (;
OfficerKarl (author)  a.mandolin94 years ago
I think we're spamming my Instructable comment thread, Miss Amanda ;)
5ketchy5 years ago
hi cool air plane but step 8 surely you can explain it? its impossible to find out!!! please try and make an easier explanation and what top bit did you mean? I've lost count of how many times I've tried to make this...
OfficerKarl (author)  5ketchy4 years ago
Yeah, I remember when I first learned how to make this plane, that part was the most confusing. I mentioned this Instructable earlier. I think this person does a very good job of explaining "step 8."

www.instructables.com/id/The-best-paper-airplane...period./
Flumpkins5 years ago
!!!! I made this plane before. It is awesome!!!! It flies awesome, it looks awesome, it goes through air awesome, the visuals are awesome, it glides awesome, the design is awesome!lol

5 stars and fave
derty1236 years ago
awsum air plain dude thanks
Spedy6 years ago
It seems that this plane is all over the place! I've seen lots of variations.
Good pictures, wish my camera was that good
http://www.zurqui.com/crinfocus/paper/air-bld1.html
OfficerKarl (author)  Spedy6 years ago
Thanks for being my first (real) comment. I have seen lots of variations for this plane, and every single one that had a body like this claimed to be the "best paper-airplane ever". This model does require a tail, but I have seen others where people said it flew better without. In my opinion, you won't find a better, more advanced, simple-to-construct, paper plane.
OfficerKarl (author) 6 years ago
If you don't understand step 8, check out step three of this plane: http://www.instructables.com/id/The-best-paper-airplane...period./