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How To Make The HyperSpectre Paper Airplane

Fast, long range, and equipped with landing gear, the HyperSpectre is a great choice for a quick classroom cruiser, or a bold backyard buccaneer.

This plane appears similar to the Super Spectre and Tigershark aircraft before it, which served as inspirations and benchmarks for this new plane. In addition, the Starhawk paper airplane, which was designed after the HyperSpectre was but posted here before it, took most design elements from this airplane. This plane is the first of the Spectre family to have dedicated skids, rather than just outrigger winglet skids.

TAA USAF Designation: A2-9
 
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Step 1: Materials

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Required:
1 Piece of 8.5 by 11 inch Paper
Tape
Ruler
Pencil
Scissors

Step 2: Length And Cover Folding

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Begin construction by folding your paper in half along its length. Then fold one corner of your paper to the edge of the opposite side. Then open and repeat on the other side. Then pull the top half of the X onto the bottom half.

Step 3: More Cover Folding

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Fold your paper up in half along its length. Then fold the corners of the side closer to the width fold down on each side. Then fold and tuck the paper in under itself. Then flatten out the diamond section of paper on top of the rest of the paper.

Step 4: Airfoil Folding

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Pull the back of the ventral diamond forward to its opposite. Then, fold the airfoils up so that their rear edges touch the leading edges of the wing. Make a crease at this point and then reverse and tuck this paper under itself as shown. After the airfoils are tucked underneath themselves, pull the diamond half back and tuck it under the part it had been folded over. Then fold the paper up in half.
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