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How To Make The Hornet Paper Airplane

Completely new for a plane of its size, the Hornet uses a delta wing to buzz around its pilot's airspace. And unlike most of its contemporary straight-wing counterparts, the Hornet is a fast stunt-capable micro plane. This plane is also arguably one of the smallest on Instructables with a wingspan of just 6 centimeters!

The Hornet's design carries over most features of the Pioneer paper airplane. Although the delta wing was initially resistant to application on such a small airframe, the addition of an upright tail fin cured the stability issues the butterfly tailed prototypes encountered. The fuselage retains most of what the Pioneer was equipped with, although the spars are smaller.




TAA USAF Designation: D135-1
 
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Step 1: Materials

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Required:
1 Piece of 8 by 10.5 inch graph paper
Tape
Scissors
Pencil
Ruler

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. Then make the elevators, rudder, struts and counterweight as shown. Follow the photograph markings. Out of a piece of graph paper that has a lined center crease, make a diagonal mark that stretches 5 by 5 boxes. Once all is marked out, cut out the fuselage and wings.

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


Note: 1 box = 0.25 inches

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 third picture.

zazenergy3 years ago
This is pretty neat!