Introduction: How to Make the Viper Paper Airplane

A fast, long range, and agile fighter, the Viper is yet another effective fighter plane that can easily shore up anyone's paper air force.  

TAA USAF Designation: F206-1

Step 1: Materials

1 Piece of 8.5 by 11 inch Paper

Step 2: Length and Corner Folding

Begin construction of your Viper by folding your paper in half length-wise. Then, whilst it is still halved, pull down two corners, one on each side of the half.

Step 3: Sweep and Nose Folding

Fold the leading edges of the corner folds down to the center of the paper.

Step 4: Initial Canard Folding

Flip the paper back over and pull the corners in. Then open the canard by pulling its innards out.

Step 5: Further Canard Folding

Pull the tip of the nose back to the front of the bottom of the canard. When finished, fold the airplane in half along its center.

Step 6: Fold the Wings

Make marks 3/4 of an inch above the center of the airplane on each side of the paper. Fold the wing down so it remains parallel to the trailing edge of the fuselage.

Step 7: Fold the Winglets

Make marks 3/4 of an inch in from the wingtips. Then fold them up, but make sure their trailing edges remain parallel to that of the wing.

Step 8: Apply Tape

Apply tape to the front and back and then tape the flaps below the wing that make up the canard.

Step 9: Flight

The Viper flies like the standard dart. Give it a good, fast throw for maximum performance. Enjoy!


lislis382 (author)2013-01-21

this is the fastest design i've ever made, although I had some trouble (but it was worth it :])


Excellent! You may also wish to try to the new Vulcan as well!

knexguy237 (author)2013-05-19

This is a really good airplane! Nice design, it works great!

lislis382 (author)2013-01-24

yes I have tried that and it is quite excellent

lil larry (author)2011-04-13

Hmmm....I think you copied my design. I already made an instructable with a very similar design before you made this.


Looking at your aircraft, I do see some commonality between our two designs, but I also see many differences--winglet placement, tail, canard fencing, etc.

I can assure you that I had no intentions of copying you, and that the similarity between the two aircraft is strictly coincidental.


I know. Mine has a tail and different wing stuff. It's alright. I really don't care.


Trust me dude, if I made a development of your airplane, I would have cited it. So thanks for being calm about the misunderstanding. :)


Okay! :D

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