Educators can easily use this easy-to-make paper airplane to demonstrate:
- Glide ratio
- Hangtime versus other aircraft
- Weight and balance
- Flight dynamics
TAA USAF Designation: F3-1B2
Step 1: Materials
1 Piece of 8.5 by 11 inch Paper
Step 2: Width, Fourth and Corner Folding
Step 3: Leading and Trailing Edge Preparation; Airfoil Taping
Measure 2.5 inches in from the trailing edge along the center crease, make a mark and then measure 2.5 inches outwards from the center crease along the trailing edge and make a mark. Then connect the two marks. Cut along this diagonal line.
Fold the wingtips to the inboard edges of the airfoils as shown.
Apply tape to the trailing edges of the airfoils to secure them. Once this is complete, the airframe should appear as it does in the last photograph.