Introduction: How to Make the Stratohawk Paper Airplane

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Fast, shapely and economical, the Stratohawk paper airplane is a simple plane that can perform the most complicated tasks.





TAA USAF Designation: F142-1

Step 1: Materials

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

Step 2: Length and Corner Folding

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First, fold your paper in half along its length. Then pull the corners of the paper in.

Step 3: Pull the Nose Down and Prepare to Cut

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Pull the paper down along the bottom of the corner folds. Then fold the paper up with the "dirty" side outside.  

Step 4: Cut and Pull Your Paper

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Cut a 1 by 1 inch square out of the front (the side of the paper where you folded the nose down) and out from the center of the paper. After the cutting is done, pull the corners in.

Step 5: Make the Security Fold and Wings

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Pull the small triangle up through the 2 by 1 inch hole and crease it down. Then fold the plane in half and the wings down to the center (bottom) of the fuselage.

Step 6: Tape Your Stratohawk

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Perhaps in the simplest step of this instructable, simply tape the rear of the aircraft up.

Step 7: Flight

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Your Stratohawk is now ready to fly. Throw it like a dart and watch it streak. Enjoy!

Comments

legoman111 (author)2010-12-07

this paper airplane is awesome. keep making good paper airplanes

Thanks.

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