Introduction: How to Make the SkySpectre Paper Airplane
The SkySpectre is an excellent flier which can dart around, do loops, and half Cuban eights. This plane can also be used as an introduction to walkalong gliders like the Skyhawk with the addition of a conventional fuselage and launching abilities to help someone get used to walkalong gliders' performance without having to fully transition immediately. Although distantly related to the Spectre, the SkySpectre also derives quite a bit from the Skyhawk paper airplane as well.
TAA USAF Designation: A2-5
Step 1: Materials
1 Piece of 8.5 by 11 inch Paper
Step 2: Simple Folding
Begin by folding your paper in half along its length. Then pull the corner into the center. Repeat on the other side.
Step 3: More Advanced Folds
Pull the nose down along the bottom of the corner folds. After completing that aspect, pull the corners in once again. Now fold the plane in half along its center.
Step 4: Fold the Wings
Fold the wing down completely flush to the fuselage and down all but 0.75 inches of the fuselage. Repeat on the other side. Then fold the wing tip back up to the wing root. Repeat on the other side. Then fold the wing tip down to its root. Repeat on the other side.
Step 5: Fold the Elevators
Fold the elevator up to the root on the high supplementary wing. Then repeat on the other side. Then the plane out as pictured.
Step 6: Tape Your SkySpectre
Take your SkySpectre and tape it at the front and rear.
Step 7: Flight
Your SkySpectre is now ready to do dart around, do loops, Cuban-eights or demonstrate certain walkalong characteristics. To execute these sort of stunts is a fast toss at neutral or positive attitude. For slower, less eventful flights, a slightly slower toss at neutral attitude is required. Additional applicable surfaces include spoilers, spoilerons, elevators, ailerons, elevons and rudders. Enjoy!
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