Designed specifically for the classroom, the Cardinal is a small, simple little glider paper airplane made for lessons in the classroom. Its range and speed are sufficient for classroom glide experiments, as well as plane fun after school too. It is also very simple and requires fewer tools than some other "drone" paper airplanes but still retains landing gear for longevity.
The Cardinal is my response to teachers' wishes for a paper airplane that could be used as an experimental platform in the classroom. This plane is very able, and I believe it could be used in any classroom. I would also like to add that I am happy to assist educators, should they have any questions or concerns; or if they have a lesson plan that they'd like to find an aircraft for.
Some potential experiments possible with this airframe include:
•Weight and balance
•Hangtime versus other aircraft
TAA USAF Designation: D160-1
Step 2: Begin Construction
After the fuselage is made, take another sheet of paper that is folded in half along the lines of boxes. Mark out the wing as shown (3 boxes in length, each with an intersection sweep of 1/4 (1 box length lost for every 4 boxes outward from the fuselage.). Then cut it out.
Solid lines indicate places to cut. Dotted lines indicate fold lines.
Note: 1 box = 0.25 inches