Introduction: How to Make the Buzzard Paper Airplane

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The Buzzard paper airplane is an aircraft similar to most walkalong gliders.



TAA USAF Designation: A6-1

Step 1: Materials

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Required:
1 Piece of 8.5 by 11 inch Paper
Tape
Scissors
Optional:
Pencil

Step 2: Waterbomb Base Fold

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Hold the top to the side and repeat. Them pull the top onto itself, then

Step 3: Tuck the Folds

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Tuck the paper in under itself. The pictures represents what the paper should appear like.

Step 4: Pull the Paper Forward

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Pull the top up to the front as pictured. Then fold the diagonal edge to the center line and repeat on the opposite side. Then fold it in half along its center.

Step 5: Cut the Fins

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Cut in 3/4 of an inch from the rear of the aircraft for what will become the vertical stabilizers. Then cut along the center from the rear to that point.

Step 6: Fold the Fins

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Fold each fin so its rear sits completely over the trailing edge of the wing. Repeat on the other side then flip the Buzzard over.

Step 7: Taping the Buzzard Together

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Tape the cited areas down.

Step 8: Flight

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Your Buzzard is now ready for flight. Enjoy!

Comments

brusho150 (author)2011-01-13

thanx sir. loved it :)

gozturk94 (author)2010-12-10

i love your plain style (:

danny156 (author)2012-01-05

how do you make a paper plane launcher

Currently, I have no launcher designs of my own. There are several on Instructables from other authors though.

If you are looking for a launcher for the Buzzard specifically, I'm not sure if one can be found. Flying wings are difficult at best when working with launchers.

heavyfire88 (author)2011-04-10

Dude. Did you know that in other sites, the make paper airplanes too ? I guess you know this worthless information. Origami sites. I have some REALLY major problems with one. But I really wanna do it. I am sending you a link. Can you check it ? If you like it, then maybe you can post it as an EASIER instructable and make us all do it.. Or maybe you'll check it and tell me that it doesnt worth the pain. Anyway, here is the link. http://www.origami-kids.com/paperairplanes-2-black-wing.php And btw, there are lots of planes on this site. Hope it effects you positively and doesnt kill your imagination abilities.

heavyfire88 (author)2011-04-03

Help... :/ :D

Try it now.

Thank you :D

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