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How To Make The Condor Paper Airplane

Faster but still appearing similar to an enlarged Pioneer, the Condor is a "large-little" paper airplane. It is excellent for those more experienced in this size aviation, but it also good for those with moderate experience. The Condor is able to fly very easily, even in fairly windy conditions.


TAA USAF Designation: D138-1

 
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Step 1: Materials

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Required:
1 Piece of 10.5 by 8 inch graph paper (4 boxes per inch)
Tape
Stapler
Scissors
Ruler
Pencil

Step 2: Begin Construction

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First, begin by folding your your graph paper in half (excluding three boxes on the perforated side). Once the paper has been folded appropriately, make two marks--17 full boxes apart. Use a ruler to make a straight line with the length of 17 boxes directly up 1 row of boxes from the two marks you just made. Make the wing by marking a box out 14 by 3 boxes. Then make the elevators, rudder, struts and counterweight as shown. Follow the photograph markings. Once all is marked out, cut out the fuselage and wings.

Solid lines indicate places to cut. Dotted lines indicate fold lines.


Step 3: Making The Rudder

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Begin making your rudder by separating it from the elevators. Then cut one of the two layers of paper where the rudder should be off (I usually cut off the left myself). After you've cut these 6 boxes (3 by 2) off, you may discard them.

Step 4: Making The Fuselage

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After having cut out all of the fuselage. Begin folding it along the dotted lines. After you've folded all the lines correctly, it should appear as it does in the second picture.

Step 5: Taping The Fuselage

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Now tape your fuselage together at the front, back and across the struts.

Step 6: Make The Wing

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Now you will fold the wing to the appropriate shape. First, take your wing and fold it in half width-wise. Then unfold all but 2 rows of these boxes.