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Fast, long range and sturdy, the Tracker paper airplane is an aircraft worth the effort of construction.

TAA USAF Designation: F93-1

Step 1: Materials

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

Step 2: Length Fold

Take your paper and fold it in half along your length.

Step 3: Corner Fold

Pull the corners into the center.

Step 4: Nose Folds

Pull the point of the nose down to the bottom of the corner folds. Then fold the corners in again. Repeat.

Step 5: Pull Fold

Pull the top down along the bottom of the corner folds. Then pull all but about 1 inch of the fold back up.

Step 6: Skid Folds

Now fold the skids. Pull the edges to the previous folds. Repeat on the other side.

Step 7: Open and Complete the Skids

Open your folds from the previous step. Then reclose them as pictured.

Step 8: Fold the Fuselage and Tail

Fold the wings from 1 inch above the center of the paper. Then fold the tail as pictured and detailed. Fold the tail between the fuselage and return it to its "folded in half" position.

Step 9: Fold the Winglets

Fold a winglet on the wing. Repeat on the other side. Now pull the airplane open.

Step 10: Tape Your Airplane

Tape the nose of your plane, the two slats, and the bottom folds and tail all together.

Step 11: Flight

Your Tracker is now ready for flight. Enjoy!

Step 12: Modifications

Although it may not seem it, the Tracker is a highly adaptable aircraft. I have made two modifications to the Tracker, each quite extensive.

F173-1 Super Tracker: A Tracker with a modified front and landing gear,

X67-1 Turbo Tracker: A Super Tracker with the landing gear and skids converted into nacelles.
 
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