Introduction: How to Make the Stratoceptor Paper Airplane

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Fast, long range, simple and lightweight, the Stratoceptor is a quick, compact paper airplane. The Stratoceptor is a great choice as a fighter-interceptor, "classroom cruiser" or backyard buccaneer. Those who have enjoyed the performance of the Destroyer Dart and Falcon should also enjoy this model, as its a similar, albeit smaller and even more maneuverable.


TAA USAF Designation: F227-1

Step 1: Materials

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

Step 2: Fourth Folding

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Fold the paper along its length. Then fold it in half again, to result in fourths. Then open the paper. You should have a paper divided into four.


Step 3: Leading Edge and Security Folding

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Fold your paper back up in half along its length. Then pull the paper down so the crease stretches from the front to the center length crease and to the center width fold. Once you've done this one both sides, open and then layer the two sheets. Once this is done pull the tip of the nose backwards, until it reaches the center width fold. When this is completed, tuck the sharp overhang under the airfoil folds as shown. This will make the security fold.

Step 4: Excess Folding and Cutting

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To cut away the excess paper, start by folding the trailing edge to the center width fold. Once you've made this fold, fold the airplane up in half along its length. Then cut along the crease you've just made. You can discard the paper you've just cut away.

Step 5: Wing Folding and Taping

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Pull the wings of the Stratoceptor down so that the swept leading edges touch the bottom of the fuselage. Then tape it at its front and back. The application of the tape will complete the aircraft.

Step 6: Flight

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Like other small interceptor paper airplanes, flight is very simple for the Stratoceptor. A moderately fast throw at an angle of between 20 degrees negative or positive attitude delivers the fastest flights with the best range. Enjoy!

Comments

Lil C (author)2011-09-03

that's so cool you made that up by yourself if you did your a genius

OrigamiAirEnforcer (author)Lil C2011-09-03

Thank you! The Stratoceptor was designed by myself, as are the majority of my other instructables; (ones which are the works of others' are marked).

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