Introduction: How to Make the Research Dart Rocket-Powered Paper Airplane
Fast, small and a dedicated rocket plane, the Research Dart is a great research testbed. If you want to put a rocket in an aircraft, this is your plane. With its dart configuration and it's internal bays, it reduces drag and increases potential speed.
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Step 1: Materials
1 Piece of 8.5 by 11 inch paper
Step 2: Start Folding
Fold "hot dog"-style, then fold the corners in on each side.
Step 3: Fold the Top Down
Fold the nose down as pictured. Then fold the corners in.
Step 4: Start Folding the Bays
Open the folds. Then pull the top back up. Now fold the paper back in again. The paper will form a triangle. Then fold it into a small diamond.
Step 5: Fold the Paper Together
As pictured from the last step so the plane is folded in half. Fold the bay up to the bottom of the plane. Repeat on the other side.
Step 6: Fold the Wings
Fold the wings down like you would a dart. Repeat on the other side.
Step 7: Fold the "Gull Fold"
By aligning the wing with the rocket bay as noted in the picture, you can fold the gull wing required for this airplane.
Step 8: The Fold of the Wing...
...should appear like this.
Step 9: Taping
Tape the bays down and the back together.
Step 10: Flight
Put two rockets in and you're ready for flight!
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