Fast, long range and simple, the Turbo Spectre is a durable paper airplane designed to replace the popular but obsolescent Strike Spectre.

When the Strike Spectre was designed, skids and landing gear were not standard on my aircraft. In the time since its publication, these features have become among my largest requirements for almost all of my paper airplanes. As a result, for some time I classed the Strike Spectre as an outdated design, in need of a successor. More recently in the summer months of 2012, the Strike Spectre--an 18 month old design by this point--garnered a surge in popularity. In addition, I also wished for a simpler design to follow the fairly intricate Sparrowhawk. After some consideration, I designed and prototyped the YA2-13, with excellent results. The prototype flew wonderfully, and it was assigned its instructable slot.

TAA USAF Designation: A2-13
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Step 1: Materials

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1 Piece of 8.5 by 11 inch Paper

Step 2: Length And Corner Folding

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Fold your paper in half along its length. Then pull the corners into the center.

Step 3: Nose And Security Folding

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Fold the nose down to the trailing edge. Then pull both corners into the center. Once both corners have been pulled to the center crease, unfold them, then fold them into themselves as shown. Pull the triangle up to secure them. Then fold the airplane in half along the center crease.

Step 4: Making The Elevators And Folding The Wings

Begin making your elevators by measuring 0.75 inches above the center crease and making a mark. This will be where the wing root is. From this mark, measure an inch inch further upwards along the trailing edge and make a mark. Then measure another 0.75 inches from this mark. From these last two marks measure towards the front of the wing 0.375 inches and make lines of this length. Once these lines are made, cut along them. Once these cuts have been made, fold the wings down at the first mark as shown, parallel with the trailing edge of the fuselage.
Wyattr551232 years ago
What if you made some paper airplanes out of stiffer material and strapped a propeller to each wing?
OrigamiAirEnforcer (author)  Wyattr551232 years ago
That would certainly be a test of one's ingenuity.

Things to be addressed would likely include: the center of gravity; propulsion; ground clearance of the props and layout.
Well I have actually decided to make one and just wing it with one big prop and a trim tab to counter the rotation caused by the rotation of the prop, and work it out from there. I hope it doesn't fly of out of sight.
OrigamiAirEnforcer (author)  Wyattr551232 years ago
That sounds wonderful! Could you post a photograph of it?
And by the way the motor is from a dissembled blackghost indoor helicopter