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How To Make The Turbo Cadet Paper Airplane

Fast, agile and stunt-capable, the sturdy Turbo Cadet is a great choice for a primary trainer. Its design is similar to its ancestor, the Cadet paper airplane, which was designed for a similar role. The Turbo Cadet is an aircraft closely related to the Turbo Skystreak, which is almost entirely common in design. 

Note: For those converting an existing Turbo Skystreak airframe, proceed to Step 7

TAA USAF Designation: TF225-1
 
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Step 1: Materials

Required:
1 Piece of 8.5 by 11 inch Paper (Makes 2 Turbo Cadets/Skystreaks)
Tape
Scissors
Pencil
Ruler
or
1 Prebuilt Turbo Skystreak

Step 2: Length Folding And Cutting

Picture of Length Folding And Cutting
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To start, fold your paper in half along its length. Then unfold and cut or tear along the crease. Now separate the two pieces and choose which one you want to use. (Note: 1 piece of 8.5 by 11 inch (A4) paper can make two Turbo Cadets).

Step 3: Fourth Folding

Picture of Fourth Folding
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Fold your paper in half along its width, and then its length.

Step 4: Counterweight Folding

Picture of Counterweight Folding
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Now fold the top length half down to the center length crease. Then fold this fold in half. Now overlap this and repeat until the counterweight fold is on the other side of the length fold.

Step 5: Making The Fins And Taping

Begin construction of your fins by folding your airplane up in half. Then 3/4 of an inch (0.75 inches) in from the wingtip along the trailing edge. Then measure 1/2 of an inch (0.5 inches) in from the trailing edge along the wingtip. Then measure 3/4 of an inch straight into the wing from the mark you made along the trailing edge. Connect this mark to the one you made it from, and then along the wingtip. Then cut along the second line.
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