Instructables

How To Make The StarSpectre Paper Airplane

Fast, long range, and versatile, the StarSpectre is an excellent little plane that can approach and fill almost any need. With its landing gear, this aircraft has great longevity characteristics too. In addition, its configuration makes it a suitable trainer for other similarly configured airplanes like the SkySpectre and Charger.

To make it easier for those constructing the StarSpectre, I chose to develop the airplane from the HyperSpectre, giving the two a high amount of commonality. The StarSpectre is yet another variation of the Spectre family.


TAA USAF Designation: A2-10
 
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Step 1: Materials

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Required:
1 Piece of 8.5 by 11 inch Paper
Tape
Ruler
Pencil
Optional:
Scissors (advanced models only)

Step 2: Length And Cover Folding

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Begin construction by folding your paper in half along its length. Then fold one corner of your paper to the edge of the opposite side. Then open and repeat on the other side. Then pull the top half of the X onto the bottom half.

Step 3: More Cover Folding

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Fold your paper up in half along its length. Then fold the corners of the side closer to the width fold down on each side. Then fold and tuck the paper in under itself. Then flatten out the diamond section of paper on top of the rest of the paper.

Step 4: Airfoil Folding

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Pull the back of the ventral diamond forward to its opposite. Then, fold the airfoils up so that their rear edges touch the leading edges of the wing. Make a crease at this point and then reverse and tuck this paper under itself as shown. After the airfoils are tucked underneath themselves, pull the diamond half back and tuck it under the part it had been folded over. Then fold the paper up in half.
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