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Fast, long range and durable, the Skyknight is a fairly straightforward paper airplane. It is a nice little aircraft with good handling characteristics that make it an excellent choice for an interceptor. With a blunt tip, it is also preferable for its survivability. Since its publication, the Skyknight has become my most popular interceptor, and I must affirm that this plane is indeed excellent in that role.

TAA USAF Designation: F172-1
 
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Step 1: Materials

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Required:
1 Piece of 8.5 by 11 inch paper
Tape
Optional:
Pencil

Step 2: Length Folding

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Fold your paper in half length-wise. Proceed to do this again so the paper will be divided into 4 tall but skinny sections.

Step 3: Corner Folding

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From one of the two short sides, pull in the corners.

Step 4: Preparation For Nose Folding; Wing Extension Folding

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Fold the nose down along the bottom of the corner folds made previously. Then pull them up. From there, pull the paper that is covering itself out so that it jetties out from the edge of the center paper. When you pull it out, the fold should run from the bottom of the corner fold to the fourth fold in the trailing edge of the wing. Do this on both sides.

Step 5: Nose And Security Folding

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Along the prefolded line below the corner folds, once again pull the top down. Then pull the front corners down toward the center but not all the way. Once done with that, pull the paper up below it which then becomes a triangle, (this step covers folding similar to that of the Super Dart's security fold).

Step 6: Wing And Winglet Folding

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Fold your airplane in half along its center. Along a straight line above the security fold triangle, fold the wing. At the front and back, the wing should come down so that the trailing edge completely aligns and parallels with the rear fuselage. After both of the wings have been folded, start on the winglets. Do this by folding the winglet up parallel to the fuselage and up to the inner panel of the wing. Repeat this on the other side.
THIS PLANE IS BETTER THAN THE PHANTOM!!!!! Flys straight, fast, and long distances. best. plane. ever.
Wonderful, glad you're enjoying it! :)
lil larry3 years ago
the raeson why it flies fast is cuz it looks like a Aurora bomber

Aurora Bomber-A sonic fast plane that flies faster than a bullet
OrigamiAirEnforcer (author)  lil larry3 years ago
The Skyknight does fly fast due to its shape, although I don't think it bears much resemblance to the alleged SR-91--at least as it is depicted here:
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the skyknight looks awsome
wat.3 years ago
Well it did a long distence but it a bit fast.
jli92 years ago
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OrigamiAirEnforcer (author)  jli92 years ago
On Step 3, you pull the corners of the paper on side inward to the center crease.


Fast response, huh? :D
bendog383 years ago
You have to throw it JUST RIGHT for it NOT to dive and barrel role. The speed is a WHOLE other matter.
OrigamiAirEnforcer (author)  bendog383 years ago
Does your Skyknight dive and roll when you don't want it to?