Introduction: How to Make the Hammerhead Paper Airplane

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The Hammerhead is a fast dart with a long range. Its high accuracy and range rivals that of the much larger though simpler, Kingcobra paper airplane.

TAA USAF Designation: F65-1

Step 1: Materials

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1 Piece of 8.5 by 8.5 inch paper
Scissors (modifications only)

Step 2: Half Fold

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Make a valley fold in your square piece of paper.  Then fold it into the center again.

Step 3: Corner Folds

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Fold the corners into the fourth lines. Then flip, and pull into the center.

Step 4: Blunt Nose Fold

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Turn over from its previous postion and pull the nose's tip down to the rear of the paper. Then turn the paper over and pull the top into the center.

Step 5: Open the Canard

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Flip from it's previous postion. Open the fold as pictured. It should then appear like this.

Step 6: Fold the Top Down

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Fold the "hangout" over the aircraft, then tuck the paper in.

Step 7: Fold the Wings

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Fold the aircraft in half along the center from it's previous position. Then fold the wings down about 1 inch above the center. Repeat on the other side.

Step 8: Winglet Fold

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Fold the wingtips into the fourth line. Repeat on the other side.

Step 9: Tape

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Tape at the indicated points.

Step 10: Flight

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Your Hammerhead is ready for takeoff!

Step 11: Modifications

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You can modify the Hammerhead in two ways:

EF65-1 Hammerhead:  An F65-1 Hammerhead featuring an electronic warfare tail.

F152-1 HammerheadStreak: Faster, lighter and sportier than the regular Hammerhead, the Hammerhead Streak is a small, high performance paper airplane.

F65-1R Hammerhead: The designation of any remanufactured F65-1 Hammerhead with added devices. 


HaydzWgtn (author)2010-11-24

I saw this design in a book somewhere...It was called "Little Nicky"

Great design,Air Enforcer.This one brings back old memories from school in the hall...with loads of people with paper planes...DOGFIGHT!


benduy (author)2011-07-15

ive seen this on teh internets sumwerz

I don't doubt it, its an excellent design.

deathlyawesomeness (author)2010-06-13

What the "DUCK" is a canard? (Pun intended.)

"In aeronautics, canard (French for duck) is an airframe configuration of fixed-wing aircraft in which the front canard surface is smaller than the rear main wing, in contrast to a conventional aircraft where the small horizontal stabilizer is behind the main wing."


Are you experiencing difficulty building the aircraft?

Ahhh! Thanks! Worked it out about 5 mins after my comment

wat. (author)deathlyawesomeness2010-09-16

I got one of that instrutable too but in diffrent place views!

wat. (author)deathlyawesomeness2010-09-16

You know I got a better version one, try it and see the diffrent!

Ewiks (author)2010-04-27

Great! I stapled it though

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