Introduction: How to Make the Falcon Paper Airplane

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A fast, long range and simple paper airplane, the Falcon is a descendant of the reliable Destroyer Dart ( paper airplane. 

TAA USAF Designation: A91-1

Step 1: Materials

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1 Piece of 8.5 by 11 inch Paper

Scissors (modifications only)

Step 2: X Folding

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Fold the paper from one corner to the other side and repeat on the other side.

Step 3: Cover Folding

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Pull the top down over itself. Then open. After, fold the paper in half length-wise. Tuck the paper into itself as shown in the photos. Repeat on the other side.

Step 4: Security Fold Preparation

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Pull the upper tips of the cover fold backwards so that what were their leading edges meet with the center line. Then pull them back up after creasing. Open and then pull one half so that the line meets the center as shown. Pull its corresponding half back towards and on top of it. Repeat this process on the other side. You should then have some paper above these two folds remaining.

Step 5: Security Folding

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Tuck the two triangles behind the paper you just folded under the airfoil as shown. This will complete your Falcon's security fold.

Step 6: Wing Folding

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Fold your Falcon's wing down so that the root runs along the top of the security fold. Once done, your wings are completed.

Step 7: Taping

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Tape your Falcon at its rear, flush up against the wing root.

Step 8: Flight

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Like its predecessor the Destroyer Dart, the Falcon flies with a slightly pitch-up attitude at high speeds. A good, swift throw usually provides excellent long range flights at a quick pace.


mewdracox (author)2011-08-20

Exelent Design, but a big issue, when it chrashes, unlike your other designs, it's tip gets crushed :$

Don't know how I missed your comment before. You may want to try the Skylancer, which is similar to the Falcon, but has a blunt tip.

scoochmaroo (author)2011-03-01

Another great addition to the paper fleet!

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