Introduction: How to Make the StratoVengeance Paper Airplane

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Fast, long range and small, the StratoVengeance is a very capable dart, "fighter-interceptor" paper airplane. Because of its increased wing sweep, the StratoVengeance handles better at high angles of attack than the older Vengeance.

The StratoVengeance was developed as an improved version of the Vengeance to allow it to perform better in climbs, as well as to increase wing loading even further in pursuit of even greater stability.

TAA USAF Designation: A190-2

Step 1: Materials

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

Step 2: Length and Corner Folding; Cutting the Trailing Edge

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Take your paper and fold it along its length. Then pull the corners on one end and fold them into the center. Then unfold the pair and cut them away along the crease. You may then discard these pieces. Proceed to the other side and make corner folds here.

Step 3: Nose Folding

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Pull the creases of the corner folds inward toward the center crease as shown. Once this is completed, pull the training edges of the corner folds inward toward the center fold. After this has been done, pull the tip of the nose down over these folds. Pull the blunt tip of the nose back to the sharp trailing edge and crease. Measure one inch back from this crease, and fold the nose forward again. Then fold along the center line again.

Step 4: Canard, Wing, Tail and Winglet Folding

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Fold down the canards as shown. Measure 0.875 inches above the center fold at the trailing edge and make a mark. From this mark, fold the wings down parallel with the center fold of the aircraft. Unfold the wings after making the creases, then fold the tail up as shown. Once you have made the fold, unfold the aircraft and then pull the tail through the fuselage. Measure 0.625 inches in from the wingtip along the trailing edge of the airfoils, then fold the winglets parallel to the fuselage after folding the leading edges inward and under the nose fold as shown.

Step 5: Taping

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Apply tape to the nose and other parts of the aircraft where designated. Once taping is complete, add sufficient anhedral to the wings for the winglets to touch the ground. This will complete the aircraft.

Step 6: Flight

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The StratoVengeance is quite fast, and because of its small wings, has very high wing loading. Launches should be done at moderately high speed at a neutral or positive attitude. Additional applicable surfaces include flaps, elevators, ailerons, air brakes, and a trimmable rudder. Enjoy!

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