Introduction: How to Make the Strike OmniDelta Paper Airplane
Fast, long range, and stable, the Strike OmniDelta is a flying wing that uses the experience gathered from its predecessors and brings their strengths in, under a common airframe. Evolving from the original OmniDelta and Super OmniDelta paper airplanes, the Strike OmniDelta uses a similar fin arrangement to the former, and a weight distribution similar to the latter. As a result, the Strike OmniDelta is faster than the former and more stable than the latter.
TAA USAF Designation: F217-1
Step 1: Materials
1 Piece of 8.5 by 11 inch Paper
Step 2: Width, Corner and Nose Folding
To begin, fold your paper in half along its width. Once it is folded in half along its width, pull the corner folds down. Then pull the nose tip back to the airfoil folds.
Step 3: More Corner Folding
From its previous position, flip the paper over. Then pull the front blunt edges into the center.
Step 4: Counterweight Folding
Then flip the paper over again, and pull the rear half of the diamond up to the front. Then undo this fold, and open the second set of corner folds. Fold the half of the diamond back under the other and refold the corners. Then fold the loose flaps toward the leading edges. Then reverse the creases and tuck them under themselves.
Step 5: Making the Fins
Fold your airplane in half along its center. Then mark 1 inch in from the trailing edge along the center crease, and 1 inch in from the center line along the trailing edge. Then mark a line stretching 1.25 inches in from the 1 inch mark along the trailing edge. Then connect the 1.25 line to the center line 1 inch mark.
Step 6: Taping
Tape your Strike OmniDelta along the rear edges of its airfoil folds, and then tape under the wing, taping the counterweight and other flaps down to the bottom of the airframe.
Step 7: Flight
The Strike OmniDelta adopts some of each of its ancestors' characteristics and so is a stable, fast, long range flying wing paper airplane. To get the longest, fastest flights, hold your airplane from behind, between its fins and launch at a moderate speed with a neutral or downward attitude. The many clear spots on the airframe also allow for the addition of wing fencing, elevators, rudders, spoilers and spoilerons. Enjoy!
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