The Sparrowhawk is a fast, long range, realistic looking paper airplane designed by myself to supplant comparable designs like the "Zurqui" paper airplane. In addition to its sleek shape and appearance, the Sparrowhawk's design is very forgiving, durable and stable.

I developed the Sparrowhawk after making a Zurqui to see how well it performed. When I made the Zurqui, I found its aft fuselage was vulnerable to distortion (especially with the usage of the landing gear). In addition, a caption on the site noted that the landing gear decreased performance when deployed. Although the landing gear improved performance of the Zurqui for me, the damage it did to the tail made it difficult to work with. In designing the Sparrowhawk, I addressed both of these issues. By placing by a trailing edge extension over the aft fuselage, it is strengthened and kept straight. The landing gear of the Sparrowhawk is a pair of conformal skids that are always deployed without an effect on performance. The forward fuselage of the Sparrowhawk is based largely on the HyperSpectre--which was coincidentally published one year prior.

TAA USAF Designation: F271-1

Step 1: Materials

1 Piece of 8.5 by 11 inch Paper
These are getting more and more sophisticated and each one is a work of art!  How many more can there be???
I'm not sure how many more there will be, but I am sure there will be many more. :)
<p>Your plane, named The Sparrowhawk, can be modified including its landing gears.</p><p>If I'm not wrong, I have done this a year ago. The landing gears that I <br>applied to your Sparrowhawk are based on your two diamond-shaped paper <br>planes with the same landing gear configuration, including The Super <br>Starhawk and The StarTracker. I have applied it to The Sparrowhawk. To <br>me, it seems to fly well as the original one. How about you? Anyway, <br>have you done this configuration to your Sparrowhawk?</p>
<p>I believe you are asking me as to <br>whether the landing gear and airfoil configuration used on the Super <br>Starhawk and StarTracker aircraft was ever tested on the Sparrowhawk's <br>airframe. While I cannot say for certain, I do recall the idea being <br>mused and I may have even made a prototype to test the aircraft.</p><p>Because of your interest in the design, I will review the aircraft soon and test it to see if it is worthy of publication. :)</p><p>-OAE</p>
<p>I think I will take a picture of the three modified Sparrowhawk if I have some time. Can I show the three Sparrowhawks at your Profile page?</p>
<p>I'd prefer them here or in a PM. You can attach them to either.</p>
<p>So, did it flown well or not?</p>
<p>so cool! :3 :D</p>

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