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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

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

Step 2: Cover Folding Preparation; Making The Aft Fuselage

Picture of Cover Folding Preparation; Making The Aft Fuselage
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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. :)
CEWGamer2 months ago

Your plane, named The Sparrowhawk, can be modified including its landing gears.

If I'm not wrong, I have done this a year ago. The landing gears that I
applied to your Sparrowhawk are based on your two diamond-shaped paper
planes with the same landing gear configuration, including The Super
Starhawk and The StarTracker. I have applied it to The Sparrowhawk. To
me, it seems to fly well as the original one. How about you? Anyway,
have you done this configuration to your Sparrowhawk?

OrigamiAirEnforcer (author)  CEWGamer2 months ago

I believe you are asking me as to
whether the landing gear and airfoil configuration used on the Super
Starhawk and StarTracker aircraft was ever tested on the Sparrowhawk's
airframe. While I cannot say for certain, I do recall the idea being
mused and I may have even made a prototype to test the aircraft.

Because of your interest in the design, I will review the aircraft soon and test it to see if it is worthy of publication. :)

-OAE

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?

OrigamiAirEnforcer (author)  CEWGamer2 months ago

I'd prefer them here or in a PM. You can attach them to either.

So, did it flown well or not?

ty1591 year ago

so cool! :3 :D