Introduction: How to Make the Tigershark Paper Airplane

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Of a rare breed, the Tigershark not only has landing gear, but is also a dart with moderate speed and range capabilities. 




TAA USAF Designation: A29-1

Step 1: Materials

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

Step 2: Begin Folding

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Fold your paper along it's length. Then pull the corner down to the center. Repeat on the other side.

Step 3: Pull Folding

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Pull the nose downwards along the bottom of the corner folds. Then pull the paper into the center again, although not completely so as to keep the nose blunt. These steps should make the paper resemble a Super Dart (https://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Make-The-Super-Dart-Paper-Airplane/) in production.

Step 4: Open Your Folds

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Now open your paper back up to what it looked like at the end of Step 2, this time with several new creases. In reverse order of Step 3, undo all the folds you made there.

Step 5: Refold Along the Creases

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Fold your paper down along the creases created in Step 3, however, do not follow the fold lines as they were in Step 3.

Fold the "sweep" crease (as seen in Picture #1 here) down. Repeat on the other side. Then fold and flatten the "pocket" of paper down along the center line of the paper. When this is flattened, fold the "lock" under

Step 6: Wing and Landing Gear Folds

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Fold your Tigershark in half along it's center fold. Then fold the landing gear down along the length parrallel to the center fold as landing gear. Repeat on the other side. Fold the wings down over them.

Step 7: Fold the Winglets

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Fold the winglets up along the wingtips.

Step 8: Fold the Landing Gear

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Use your ruler to measure half an inch from the wing root fold on either side. The fold at half an inch from the fuselage will become the landing gear.

Step 9: Taping

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Tape the various places cited down. These tapings will reduce drag, and increase speed and strength.

Step 10: Flight

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Your Tigershark is now ready to streak across the sky. Throw as you would a normal dart.

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