Introduction: How to Make the Phantom Paper Airplane

Both fast, and long range the Phantom paper airplane is also quite versatile with its ability to fly at low speeds. It is a development of the Nakamura/Super Dart with a larger wing.








TAA USAF Designation: F140-1 (originally F12-1XL)

Step 1: Materials

Required:
1 Piece of 8.5 by 11 inch Paper
Tape
Optional:
Scissors (for advanced models and modifications)

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: Nose and Security Folding

Pull the nose down along the bottom of the corner folds. Then pull the corners into the center but not completely. Then pull the small triangle that remains over the two folds.

Step 4: Fold the Wings

Fold your Phantom's wing down from the fuselage's front bottom to the other side. When doing so, the planes wing should only just pass over the security fold triangle. Repeat on the other side.

Step 5: Taping

The Phantom is a very low cost plane as it requires only one piece of tape be applied at its rear. 

Step 6: Flight

No different from most other darts in general, the Phantom is a plane capable of high speed and long range. It is different however, in its ability to fly at slower speeds.

At launch, give it a medium to high speed throw for maximum range and speed. For slow flight only a medium speed throw is needed.

Enjoy!

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acerene made it! (author)2011-10-03

This is one of my favorite designs I had lost the instructions to. Thank you!

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lislis382 made it! (author)2012-12-23

dude thats nukarama lock

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OrigamiAirEnforcer made it! (author)OrigamiAirEnforcer2012-12-24

As noted, the Phantom is a variant of the Nakamura Lock with a larger wing.

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