Introduction: How to Make the Super Tigershark Paper Airplane
Fast, long range and equipped with landing gear, the Super Tigershark is a tall paper airplane with a fairly large wing. In addition, it has great versatility with its many different possible configurations. The Super Tigershark is a good airplane for those looking for a durable, semi-realistic paper airplane.
TAA USAF Designation: A108-1
Step 1: Materials
1 Piece of 8.5 by 11 inch Paper
Scissors (advanced models only)
Step 2: Length and Corner Folding
Take your paper and fold it along its length. Then pull the corners in and fold them into the center.
Step 3: Nose Folding
Pull the nose down along the bottom of the corner folds. Then pull the corners into the center, meeting the center crease 1 inch above its pointy, triangular end.
Step 4: Airfoil Folding
From their previous positions, unfold the two flaps that you've folded towards the center. Then push them down so their creases meet each other, making fourth divisions in the process. Repeat on the other side. Then tuck the bottom outboard fourth inwards and flatten its side. Repeat this on the other side.
Step 5: Security and Landing Gear Folding
Pull the large triangle forwards, covering the intersecting flaps folded during the airfoil folding. Fold the airplane in half along its center. Then fold the skids downwards so the rear edges go as far as they can. The tips of the skids should parallel the rear edge of the security fold.
Step 6: Wing and Winglet Folding
Measure half an inch (0.5 inches) upwards from the center crease and make a mark at the front of your airplane. Fold both wings down while keeping this mark at their fronts and their trailing edges parallel to that of the fuselage. While both wings are folded down (during this time don't crush the landing gear), mark 5/8 of inch in from the wingtip. Once you've made this mark, fold the wingtips up with it. Keep their angling relative to the fuselage parallel. (You can do this by aligning the winglets' trailing edges to that of the wing).
Step 7: Taping
Tape your Super Tigershark at its front, back, across its wing root near the rear, and its landing gear's mounts on the leading edge.
Step 8: Flight
The Super Tigershark is like most darts as far as procedures go. To get the best flights with the longest range and speeds, give the Super Tigershark a throw of moderate force. Additional control surfaces applicable to this airframe include ailerons, elevators, elevons, flaps, slats, rudders, and pods. Enjoy!