Introduction: How to Make the Thunderjet Paper Airplane

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Fast, long range, and agile, the Thunderjet paper airplane is a dart with an inverted gull wing, quite similar in shape to the Research Dart.

TAA USAF Designation: F180-1

Step 1: Materials

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Required:
1 Piece of 8.5 by 11 inch paper
Tape
Optional:
Scissors
Pencil

Step 2: Begin Folding

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Take your paper and fold it in half. Then pull the two corners in.

Step 3: Nose Fold

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Take your paper and fold it so you are pulling a little more that the corner folds down. Then pull the corners in again.

Step 4: Security Fold

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Pull the small triangle up over the two flaps to lock them down.

Step 5: WIng Folding

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From it's previous postition, fold the Thunderjet up along its center. Then fold the wings down to the bottom of the fuselage.

Step 6: Gull Fold

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Parrallel to the center, fold the inverted gull wing shape. Your folds should appear as shown. After this is done, pull the wings down again.

Step 7: Taping

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The Thunderjet requires one piece of tape at the rear of the aircraft.

Step 8: Flight

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Your Thunderjet is now ready for flight. Enjoy!

Comments

EshDias (author)2012-12-04

where do you get your inspiration ?

I would say that my inspiration comes primarily from a desire to do what has not been done before. Beyond that, I really like paper airplanes and aviation in general, so I feel finding a common tie to fulfill all three is an excellent way of doing things.

jli9 (author)2011-11-15

do your planes work with A4 paper?

OrigamiAirEnforcer (author)jli92011-11-16

I suppose it may work, though I've never tried myself.

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