Introduction: How to Make the Skylark Paper Airplane

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Of a boomerang shape, the Skylark is an elequent flying wing with no vertical surfaces.


TAA USAF Designation: A25-1

Step 1: Materials

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

Step 2: X Folding

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Begin your Skylark with an X Fold from corner to side, corner to side. 

Step 3: Half Folding

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Fold your paper in half along its center, then the X fold over itself.

Step 4: Tuck Folding

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Fold your corners down over themselves as shown.

Step 5: Preparation to Your Security Fold

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Fold the paper up to the center fold. Then fold it in again. After this, proceed to fold the trianglular fornt down, but do not insert the flaps. Fold your paper in half.

Step 6: Cutting Your Weight

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From 2.5 inches off your wingtip, cut in towards the center fold and weight.

Step 7: Proceed With the Security Fold

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Fold the two flaps into the triangle fold from before.

Step 8: Taping

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Tape behind the counterweight pack as cited in the pictures.

Step 9: Flight

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Your Skylark is now ready for flight. Release it after advancing it with your hand for about 8-12 inches.

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ol987986 (author)2010-09-25

Kwl glider 5*

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