I began designing the Simple Omniwing upon realizing that the original Proto-Omniwing and my developments of that aircraft, the Super Omniwing, OmniScimitar and Manta were all fairly complex. Coinciding with this were recent requests for increased simplicity, I decided to approach initiatives with one simple aircraft of similar design to the Omniwing variants. This would become the Simple Omniwing.
The simplicity of this design enables easy construction and operation indoors, such as by students and in classrooms. Educators could easily use this versatile paper airplane to demonstrate:
- Glide ratio
- Hangtime versus other aircraft
- Weight and balance
- Flight dynamics
Step 1: Materials
1 Piece of 8.5 by 11 inch Paper
Step 2: Width and Corner Folding
Step 3: Airfoil Folding and Counterweight Preparation
Step 4: Cutting and Folding the Fins and Taping
After these cuts have been made, tape the airfoils of your Simple Omniwing at their rear edges as shown.