Developed from the Super Omniwing, the Manta is designed as a stealthy--but nevertheless quick fighter, capable of flying without being seen. Like the Super Omniwing, the Manta has fins to give it better stability. The origin of the canard concept was the "Canardwings" variation of the well known Paperang. This plane has provisions for ailerons, elevators, elevons, spoilers, spoilerons and rudders.
TAA USAF Designation: F220-1
Step 1: Materials
1 Piece of 8.5 by 11 inch Paper
Step 2: Width and Length Folding
Step 3: Corner Folding
Step 4: Constructing the Canards
Step 5: Canard and Wing Taping
From its previous position, flip the paper so the "clean" side is upright. Tape the canard to this side with two small pieces of tape. Then flip it over again, and tape down the airfoils. Then fold your Manta up in half along its center with the "clean" side outwards.
Step 6: Counterweight and Fin Cutting
While your Manta is folded in half, find and mark the points that are 2.5 inches from the trailing edge along the center crease and 2.5 inches from the center crease along the trailing edge. Then connect them with a diagonal line. Proceed to cut along this line and separate the triangle that is cut off. Do not discard this triangle as it will be used later in construction.
Fold your airplane in half along its center. Then mark 1 inch in from the trailing edge along the wingtip, and 1 inch in from the wingtip along the trailing edge. Then mark a line stretching 1.25 inches in from the 1 inch mark along the trailing edge. Then connect the 1.25 line to the wingtip 1 inch mark with a cut. Proceed to then fold the fins up. Keep them parallel to the fuselage by aligning their trailing edges with those of the wing.
Step 7: Making and Applying the Counterweights
Now take your airframe and flip it to its "clean" side. Don't damage the fins while doing so. Place the counterweight at the front of the airplane, just behind the canard. Apply tape around it to secure it. Then flip the airplane over and apply 1 staple to the front, where the canard meets the leading edge of the wing and vice versa.
Step 8: Flight
Like the Super Omniwing before it, the Manta is a great flier with good speed, range and stability characteristics. At launch, advance the plane forward at a moderate speed, at a negative or neutral attitude. Generally, flights lengths are of at least 30 feet. Enjoy!