How to Make the Scorpion Rocket-Powered Paper Airplane

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Introduction: How to Make the Scorpion Rocket-Powered Paper Airplane

The Scorpion paper airplane is an aircraft which can be launched with two rockets, or the the simple throw. Unlike its predecessor, the Research Dart, the Scorpion is able to be flown easily without rockets. 

 
TAA USAF Designation: X64-1

Step 1: Materials

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

Step 2: X Folding and Cover Fold

Fold the paper's top to the sides. Then fold it over itself. Pull the paper down over itself so it is two separate layers.

Step 3: Counterweight Fold

Take the outer tips of the top layer of the cover fold and pull them up to the front. Then unfold both and fold down the front weight. 

Step 4: Nacelle Folding

Beginning by folding the "landing gear" fold, you must fold the paper over itself again. After you've done this, fold the paper into itself. After this, it should now be a triangle. Then squash it down along the center to make the nacelle. Open it to define it, then squash it down along the fold lines once more. Repeat all of this on the other side.

Step 5: Wing Folding

Fold the wings down from about 3/4 inch above the center line.

Step 6: Winglet Folding

Fold your winglets up 3/4 of an inch from the wingtips. Repeat on the other side. After this is done, open the airfoil and fold it along the root of the winglet. Repeat on the other side.

Step 7: Taping

You have reached the final stage of contstruction. Take the front and back together, then tape (inboard of) the nacelles to the airfoil.

Step 8: Flight

Your Scorpion is now complete. Put some rockets in its two nacelles, or just throw it. Enjoy!

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Should you cut the stick off the bottlerocket or leave it on?

That would depend on your desires I suppose. For weight reasons, anything unnecessary like that might be should be discarded, if possible.

Um....What Rockets Do you mean?

Small rocket motors that can fit in the Scorpion's nacelles.

how ? can u you give me some instruction on how to do it?pretty pls...

You install the rockets in the nacelles. Its quite simple, I'm sure you'll understand it. Just put the rockets in the pods, and if you feel it necessary apply tape to the pods and rockets.

I mean how to construct the Rockets?