Introduction: How to Make the Rapier Paper Airplane

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The Rapier is a small, fast, long range dart paper airplane.




TAA USAF Designation: F122-1

Step 1: Materials

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

Step 2: Begin Folding

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Fold your paper in half along its length. Then pull the corner to the center. Repeat on the other side.

Step 3: The Security Fold

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Pull the top down to 1 inch above the rear of the aircraft. Then pull the corners into the center again. Repeat on the other side, then pull the triangle lock fold over the two corner folds. Then fold along the center line in half.

Step 4: Fold the Wings

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Pull the wings down as you would any normal dart. (There is no definite angle though) 

Step 5: Winglet Folds

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Fold the winglets angled parallel to the fuselage. Pull the plane open.

Step 6: Tape

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Tape at the nose and the tail, just below the wings.

Step 7: Flight

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Your Rapier is now ready for flight. Launch it as your would any dart. Enjoy!

Step 8: Modifications

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You can modify your Rapier to several other designs:

A24-1 Savage: A Rapier with gull-wings and a large vertical stabilizer.

EA24-1 Tracer: A Savage with an "electronic warfare" tail.

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