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How To Make The Sparrowhawk Paper Airplane

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
 
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Step 1: Materials

Picture of Materials
Required:
1 Piece of 8.5 by 11 inch Paper
Tape
Scissors
Ruler
Pencil

Step 2: Cover Folding Preparation; Making The Aft Fuselage

Pull one corner of your sheet of paper to the edge of the other side. Once you have done this cut the paper that does not fall under this fold, but keep it. (This piece of paper will become the aft fuselage and is therefore critical). Once this part has been separated, fold the other corner of the paper to the other side. Fold the paper in half, and then fold this in half too.
AndyGadget2 years ago
These are getting more and more sophisticated and each one is a work of art!  How many more can there be???
OrigamiAirEnforcer (author)  AndyGadget2 years ago
I'm not sure how many more there will be, but I am sure there will be many more. :)
ty1595 months ago

so cool! :3 :D

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