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How To Make The Vanguard Paper Airplane

Fast, long range and versatile, the Vanguard is a small fighter-interceptor paper airplane. The Vanguard is intended as a successor to older, less capable types like the Skylancer, Hyperceptor and StratoDart; each of which have been overshadowed by advances found on the Vanguard. The appearance of the Vanguard is similar to the comparable Super StratoEagle, which also features trimmable canards and leading edge extensions. Unique to the Vanguard are its movable canards, which can be set before flight to optimize performance; these inputs can better configure the aircraft for fast climbs, shallow dives, slow flight, stall recovery or just about any other flight profile desired.

TAA USAF Designation: F291-1
 
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Step 1: Materials

Picture of Materials
Required:
1 Piece of 8.5 by 11 inch Paper
Tape
Ruler
Pencil
Optional:
Scissors (additional surfaces only)

Step 2: Length And Airfoil Folding

Picture of Length And Airfoil Folding
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Fold your paper in half along its length. Measure 0.75 inches above this center crease at the leading edge of the paper and make a mark. Measure 1 inch in from the wingtip along the trailing edge and make a mark. Then connect these marks with a diagonal fold and repeat on the other side. Then fold the paper of the airfoil into the crease you just made on each side as shown. Then refold the diagonal folds you made previously.