Introduction: How to Make the Super Harrier Paper Airplane
Fast, long range and versatile, the Super Harrier is a great strike paper airplane. In addition it is also a capable trainer, as it is quite durable and has provisions for numerous additional control surfaces. Most of the construction is common with the Harrier, and so anyone experienced at making it should have no trouble constructing this aircraft. In addition to all its other great characteristics, it is also a good classroom interceptor.
TAA USAF Designation: A106-2
Step 1: Materials
1 Piece of 8.5 by 11 Paper
Step 2: Length and Nose Folding
Fold your paper along its length. Then fold its corners down to the center as shown. Once this is done, flip the paper over to the "clean" side, and pull the nose back to the point at which the corner folds end on the other side.
Step 3: Corner and Nose Folding
Flip back to the "dirty" side, and pull the corners down to the center as shown. Then flip to the "clean" side, and pull what will be the nose open as shown.
Step 4: Wing Folding
Fold the airplane up in half along its center. Then fold the paper down with the trailing edges of the wings meeting with those of the fuselage. The leading edges of the wing should fit flush with a fold in the fuselage too, but if they do not, maintain the accuracy of the trailing edges.
Step 5: Make the Ventral Fins
First, measure 1 inch in from the wingtip along the trailing edge. Then measure 1.25 into the wing from the trailing edge, and make a line to that point from the trailing edge as shown. Use your ruler to then measure along the wingtip, one inch from the trailing edge. Then cut in between the point on the wingtip and the point 1.25 inches into the wing.
Step 6: Fold the Ventral Fins; Make the Winglets
Fold the ventral fins so that their trailing edges are parallel with that of the wing. Fold the ventral fins up to the bottoms of the wing and then fold the wings down. Then fold the wingtips up so that their edges meet the ends of the ventral fin cuts.
Step 7: Taping
Tape your Super Harrier at its front, across its front, rear and over its wing root--near the back. Then tape the flaps below the leading edges together.
Step 8: Flight
Like the Harrier, the Super Harrier is very stable. However, this plane does require a slightly faster throw than the Harrier, as its stall speed is higher. Due to its large ventral fins, the Super Harrier has skids on the ground, unlike its predecessor. This plane also has provisions for rudders, ailerons, elevators, elevons, air brakes, slats, flaps, and an electronic warfare tail. Enjoy!