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How To Make The Super StratoBolt Paper Airplane

Fast, long range and small, the Super StratoBolt is a compact paper airplane with great speed and versatility. The Super StratoBolt is intended as a successor to its namesake, the StratoBolt, as a small, fast "drone cruiser" paper airplane. While it continues to usage of the name, the two have little in common.

The Super StratoBolt recycled the Serpent's fuselage design and used one of the standard types of horizontal stabilizers. Adding to the development reductions, the main wing is based off that of the SkyLocust. With this high degree of commonality, development of the Super StratoBolt was rapid.

TAA USAF Designation: D298-1
 
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Step 1: Materials

Picture of Materials
Required:
1 Piece of 8 by 10.5 inch graph paper
Tape
Stapler
Pencil
Scissors
Ruler

Step 2: Begin Construction

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Start construction of your Super StratoBolt by sketching out the design featured in the first picture. The graph paper this is made on should have one set of boxes folded in half at its crease. The fuselage is 10 boxes in length and has a counterweight of 3 by 2 boxes. One box from the rear of the fuselage, make a solid line along the graph line 0.5 boxes above the crease that stretches 2 boxes forward. Then 2 boxes inwards from the rear of the fuselage, make a dotted vertical line. The layout of the lines is complex, so it is easier to show than explain. Then cut it out.

After the fuselage is made, take another sheet of paper that is folded in half along the lines of boxes. Mark out the wing as shown (1 box of constant chord at the root, a 2 by 3 box area of wing with a sweep of 2 boxes of chord eliminated every 3 boxes away from the fuselage with a 1 by 3 box area behind this swept section and a trailing edge sweep of 1 box of chord every 3 boxes away from the fuselage).

Solid lines indicate places to cut. Dotted lines indicate fold lines.

Note:
1 box = 0.25 inches