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Fast, long range and nimble, the StarComet is a small "drone-fighter" paper airplane designed to replace the Mite and complement the Meteor. While the wing shape of the StarComet is different than that of the Meteor, the two have equal wing loading factors.

The StarComet's development began at the same time as the Meteor, as a successor to the Mite; as the two designs were developed in parallel to share some commonality for ease of construction. Like the Meteor, the StarComet was found to be a stable, nimble airplane easy to make and fly. After its testing affirmed the StarComet's capabilities and was concluded, the aircraft was designated as ready for publication.

TAA USAF Designation: D314-1
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Step 1: Materials

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1 Piece of 8 by 10.5 inch graph paper

Step 2: Begin Construction

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Fold your paper in half so that half a box is at the crease line. Make two marks 9 boxes from one another and mark out the fuselage as shown. The counterweight should be made as a 2 by 3 rectangle, with canards and the vertical stabilizer behind it.. Measure 1 box forward along the half box line, 4 boxes forward.

After the fuselage is made, take another sheet of paper that is folded in half along the lines of boxes. Mark out the wing as shown (1 boxes in length by 7 boxes in width, with a leading edge swept portion in front of this box of 2 boxes of chord eliminated every 3 boxes of span and 1 box of chord eliminated every 3 boxes of span).

Solid lines indicate places to cut. Dotted lines indicate fold lines.

: 1 box = 0.25 inches

Step 3: Making The Fuselage

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Cut out your fuselage and fold its counterweights and canards into place. Once this is done, fold along the vertical dotted line and cut along the solid horizontal line. Once the cut has been made, undo the fold. At this point, cut the extra vertical fin off and tape where designated. Proceed to cut off the part of the vertical fin above the solid horizontal line near its top.

My StarComet Flew Like A Jet! Amazing!