Introduction: How to Make the Mohawk Paper Airplane
The Mohawk is a stable, fast dart paper airplane with several features giving it an interesting shape.
TAA USAF Designation: EA45-1
Step 1: Materials
1 Piece of 8.5 by 11 inch paper
Step 2: Length and Corner Folding
Take your paper and fold it along its length. Then pull the corners in and fold them into the center.
Step 3: Pull the Top Down and the Corners In; Security Fold
Pull the top down along the bottom of the previous corner folds. After this is done, pull the corners in, however not as much as before making the nose blunt. Repeat on the other side. Then pull the triangle up towards the nose over the two folds.
Step 4: Fold the Wings
From the previous orientation, fold the aircraft along its center line. Then pull the leading edge down to the bottom of the aircraft along the center line. Repeat on the other side. Then pull the paper down again from the very front parallel to the first wing fold to the back of the airplane. After you complete these procedures, let your plane sit open.
Step 5: Cut the Ventral Stabilizers and Tail
To make the ventral stabilizers, cut 1/2 of an inch into the paper along the upper (furtherest from the center line) wing fold, and then down to the bottom wing root at a ~65 degree angle. Then from the rear edge of the wing, meet that angle and cut off the trailing edge. Then cut the tail up from the center and pull it up over the wings.
Step 6: Make the Electronic Warfare Tail
As your plane lies flat, push the top center fold of the fin to the wings' center. Then open it as it was before. Then fold that center fold line down to the wing root as cited in the picture (be sure not to fold the other side in the process). Then open it. Repeat on the other side.
If you have difficulty with this step, review this: (https://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Make-An-Electronic-Warfare-Tail-For-Your-/step3/Folding-The-Tailplane/).
Step 7: Tape Your Mohawk
Tape the security fold to the fuselage and tape the fuselage together. After this, tape the electronic warfare tail together at both front and back points.
Step 8: Flight
Your Mohawk is now ready for flight. It will fly fast, straight and stable. Enjoy!
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