The design of the Meteor began when I took interest in incorporating close-coupled canards into my next drone-fighter prototype after researching their application on real fighter aircraft, such as the Saab JAS 39 Gripen. Aerodynamically, the canards were projected to (and did) enhance the Meteor's stability and nimbleness when tested. Combined with its small size, this increased simplicity in its flight characteristics shaped the Meteor to be an excellent airplane for origami aviators of all levels of experience. Flight testing showed performance was good, and the prototype was designated "ready for publication" shortly thereafter. Development of more advanced aircraft based upon the Meteor is expected.
TAA USAF Designation: D313-1
Step 1: Materials
1 Piece of 8 by 10.5 inch graph paper
Step 2: Begin Construction
After the fuselage is made, take another sheet of paper that is folded in half along the lines of boxes. Mark out the wing as shown (1 boxes in length by 7 boxes in width, and a swept portion in front of this box of 1 box eliminated every box toward the front of the fuselage).
Solid lines indicate places to cut. Dotted lines indicate fold lines.
Note: 1 box = 0.25 inches