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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

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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

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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

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

Step 6: Winglet Folding

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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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projectR3 years ago
thanks dude
salomon19964 years ago
now that is COOL! :D
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.
OK thanks!
jyarre2 years ago
Um....What Rockets Do you mean?

OrigamiAirEnforcer (author)  jyarre2 years ago
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...
OrigamiAirEnforcer (author)  jyarre2 years ago
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?
OrigamiAirEnforcer (author)  jyarre2 years ago
Oh; I don't get into that myself. Homemade rockets are something I've never approached, nor would I advise anyone else to try. At best, they are unpredictable. I just design the paper airframes, not the rockets that go with them.
Nxtfari3 years ago
Great looking plane. Now a video of the plane in action (with rockets of course) is all we're missing. How do you wire up the launcher so both ignite at the same time?
OrigamiAirEnforcer (author)  Nxtfari3 years ago
Unfortunately, I do not have an operational Scorpion, 2-4 rockets or a motion video camera available at this time. Sorry. :(

One of my friends who is into rocketry told me that the Scorpion's rockets could be lit with fuses individually in quick succession. Thinking about this myself, I believe individual ignitions should be fine, so long as the fuses are set accordingly.
aarij0073 years ago
how to put the rockets i n there
OrigamiAirEnforcer (author)  aarij0073 years ago
Rockets are to be installed in the external pods.
projectR3 years ago
i just made it
OrigamiAirEnforcer (author)  projectR3 years ago
Excellent! If you can make this plane, you can make almost every other plane I've posted. Good luck! :)
projectR3 years ago
i realy cant understand that
OrigamiAirEnforcer (author)  projectR3 years ago
Eh, this plane is one of my really advanced ones. To build this plane you need experience building the "Pancake" paper airplane (http://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Make-The-Nose-Heavy-Paper-Airplane-With-Re/), and so one might have to make it first to understand the Scorpion's construction.