Smaller than a child's hand, the Scout paper airplane has an impressively small wingspan of only 7.5 centimeters. This plane is different from other similar planes because of its structure, which allows it to perform tighter maneuvers. 

Due to the recent popularity of these small gliders, I decided to design my own. Originally I hadn't incorporated the inverted gull or the parasol wing arrangements, but for stability and aesthetic reasons, I later added both.

TAA USAF Designation: D132-1

Step 1: Materials

1 Piece of 8 by 10.5 inch graph paper
mine was nose heavy the 1st try so I cut elevators in the tail and it increased the stability and flight time, cool little plane!
Great concept!
Cool Design, it flys well for its size. <br>I made a vector image of the layout.
very cool, and it glides awesomely
Hey man can you look at my mini airplane and tell me what you think about it? Just search mini airplane glider or my username.
I stapled my Scout in the front and it flew better than when I put a small paperclip in the front.
My graph paper has boxes a little bit bigger than .25 in. x.25 in. I added a small paperclip at the front, and it flew a lot better than before.
Wish I didnt lose my graph paper <br>
Graph paper isn't necessarily required. Paper that is similar in weight like notebook paper can be used as a substitute, but your have to measure everything yourself.
Looks really cool! I haven't goten a chance yet to build it, but from what everyone is saying it flies awesomely. You should check out on of my 'ibles.<br>http://www.instructables.com/id/F-14-Tomcat-Paper-Airplane/
i forgot to butterfly the tail and it would spin out flying good plane fun to watch fly
I designed a new plane and showed how to make it on youtube.Please view this link and tell me how to make it better<br>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IF9BiETtlrs
Well, getting to know the terminalogy better always helps. Otherwise, I suggest just posting an instructable! :D
pretty cool :D
Thanks. :)
A scout paper airplane? Does it shout &quot;BONK&quot; when it hits you?<br><br>Still a great instructable. I love the design!
Haha, thanks. I'm going to be posting a very similar plane soon too. :D<br> <br> <br> &nbsp;
For those of you who want another simple-to-operate mini glider similar to this, see my &quot;Tomahawk&quot; instructable (<a href="http://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Make-The-Tomahawk-Paper-Airplane/">http://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Make-The-Tomahawk-Paper-Airplane/</a>).
its cool but wen i throw it goes the wrong way <br>
Well, if it flies inverted you might need to add more dihedral to the tail. That should cure any stability issues.
@hellvig - rename the file to .svg then IExplorer will open it.
Thanks! I have a Mac and use Safari, but it still worked. I didn't know .svg was a browser document format.
Hi Nigelh,<br><br>I have tried that but didn't work for me. Any suggestions?<br>
Hello Helvig,<br>Well the simple way is to open either Firefox or IExplorer and drag the .svg file and drop it into the window..... that should do it. <br>Or right click on .svg file and go to properties and change the program to open it by browsing and selecting IExplorer. Hope that helps.
I cannot open that Glider.svg. What format is it supposed to be in? When I download it, it saves as:<br>F4R22EFGITHIQPF.tmp
thanxx for support! a lot of diff layouts are here: http://topbag.com.ua

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Bio: I am someone who mass produces paper airplanes and am always developing new designs. Twitter: OriAirEnt
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