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How To Make The Super Thunderwarrior Paper Airplane

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Long range, simple and versatile, the Super Thunderwarrior is an excellent, multipurpose paper airplane. Origami aviators of all skill levels can easily find a use for this large, very capable aircraft. Like the Thunderwarrior from which it was derived, the Super Thunderwarrior is an aircraft with very tame handling characteristics, and so the aircraft can easily serve as a trainer too. The aircraft's low wing loading enables excellent low speed handling as well, giving the Super Thunderwarrior an even wider margin of operation.

TAA USAF Designation: A162-2
 
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Step 1: Materials

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Required:
2 Pieces of 8.5 by 11 inch Paper
Tape
Ruler
Pencil
Optional:
Scissors (additional surfaces only)

Step 2: Length And Corner Folding On The Front Airframe

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Begin by folding one piece of paper in half length-wise. Then pull the corners into the center. Then pull the diagonal folds of the previous corner folds toward the center.

Step 3: Nose Folding And Wing Folding Preparation

Fold your aircraft in half with its airfoil folds on the folds' inside. Then measure 1 inch above the center fold on the fuselage at the trailing edge.  Proceed to the nose and move backwards from the tip until the measure between center fold and the leading edge is 1 inch. Unfold the paper and pull the tip of the nose back until the point is reached. Then fold the fuselage in half again.

Step 4: Width And Corner Folding On The Back Airframe

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Fold the paper in half along its width. Then fold the corners down to the center. Once both are folded, unfold them. Then pull the outer edges of the paper down to the crease of the previous corner folds. Then fold again along the first corner folds.