TAA USAF Designation: A49-1
Step 1: Materials
1 Piece of 8.5 by 11 inch paper
1 Large paper clip
Step 2: Length and Corner Folding
Step 3: Nose Folding
Step 4: Landing Gear Folding
Upon beginning the step, you need to have your paper aligned as it is in the first picture. To start, fold the corner down to to edge of the bottom of the folding and mark the edge as pictured. Then repeat on the other side. After these are folded down, unfold them. Pull the paper open and then fold the paper back into and over itself as shown.
Step 5: Fold the Wings
It is now time for you to fold the wings. First, fold the airplane in half along its center line. Afterwards, fold the wing down from about 1 inch above the center line (make sure you don't fold the landing gear with it). Repeat on the other side.
Step 6: Cut and Fold the Winglets
On this step, you cut the winglets. Cut both winglets about center between the leading edge and the the trailing edge. Precision on where you cut is not as important as cutting each of the wings equally. Once they are cut, fold the front winglets up, and the rear winglets down.
Step 7: Tape and Make Final Adjustments
Step 8: Flight
Your Strike Owl is now ready for the nice stable flights. Enjoy!
To launch, pitch the aircraft down slightly and throw with moderate force.
Step 9: Modifications
A49-1R Strike Owl: A Strike Owl with the landing gear turned into nacelles taped up to the bottom of the airfoil for cargo/rocket capability. (https://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Make-The-Strike-Owl-Paper-Airplane/step10/Modifications-To-Add-Pods/)
Step 10: Modifications to Add Pods
1.) Flip the Strike Owl onto its back. Fold the dorsal fins down as you flatten the top.
2.) Once flat, focus your attention on the landing gear. Begin by squashing the gear down. What was the front of the gear should now be flattened and comprising the center of the future pod. Do this to the other side.
3.) After both pods have been prepared, tape them down so that the clean side (which is straight and parallel to the fuselage) is on the side towards the fuselage.
4.) Once you've taped the pods up to the wing, put the Strike Owl right side up and restore the fins.