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The Tiger is a speedy, durable and compact paper airplane. With landing gear and a blunt tip, the Tiger has proven to be a good fit for those looking for a trainer paper airplane, or one easily capable of flight after flight.

TAA USAF Designation: A74-1
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Step 1: Materials

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1 Piece of 8.5 by 11 inch Paper


Step 2: Fourth Folding

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To begin making your Tiger, fold the paper into fourths. Do this by folding the paper in half along its length, then its width. Then open it. It should now look like the paper in the last photograph.

Step 3: Corner Folding

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Pull the paper from one corner of the sheet to the opposite side. Repeat this on the other side of the paper too. Once the corners have been folded to each other's opposite side, pull the paper down to have the "X fold" overlap and form a "V". Proceed to then tuck the paper in under itself so it eventually makes a sharp triangular nose shape. 

Step 4: Tuck Folding In Preparation For The Landing Gear

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On the triangular front, there will be a crease which parallels the airfoil. To start to prepare your landing gear, fold it so it sits on the side of the paper where the cover fold isn't Then when this is done, pull it back over so that it sits on top of the cover folds. From here, pull the paper of the edges of the cover fold up and over this small triangle at the front. When they are pulled over the triangle, pull them back down so the uppermost parts layer back down above the triangle as illustrated. Unfold the edges of the paper and then insert both into the triangle's slots. When this is done, the edges you folded down to the size of the triangle should fit inside of the triangle they were measured to. Tuck each in, and this step is complete.