Introduction: How to Make a Speedy Paper Airplane
Begin with the right supplies:
1) One or two pieces of printer paper.
3) Pen or pencil
4) One paper clip
5) Scotch Tape
Step 1: The First Fold
Fold the paper lengthwise in the hot-dog-fold.
Step 2: The Center Line
Open the paper and draw a line down the crease of the fold. This will help with alignment during the following step.
Step 3: The Point of the Aircraft
1) Shape the nose of the aircraft by creating a triangle from each side toward the center line.
2) Do this step for both sides of the aircraft.
3) Ensure the point is crisp and sharp.
Step 4: The Engineering of the Point
Fold the point of the aircraft towards the rear so that the front of the aircraft is now blunt.
Step 5: The Body of the Plane
Refold the aircraft into the original hot-dog-fold to ensure that the newly formed front of the aircraft maintains the fold's crispness.
Step 6: The New Point
1) Reopen the aircraft from the hot-dog-fold.
2) Mark a black line in the center approximately one inch from the front of the aircraft.
3) Refold the point of the aircraft from that line back into a sharp point now portruding from the blunt fold.
Step 7: The Coming Wings
1) Refold the aircraft back into the hot-dog-fold.
2) Mark a black line at the top of the point of the aircraft.
3) Mark another black line at the top rear of the aircraft about one inch from the back.
Step 8: The Wing Structure I
1) Connect the two points with a black line running diagonally across the aircraft's main frame.
2) Fold this half of the aircraft along that line; this fold creates part of the first wing.
Step 9: The Wing Structure II
1) Flip the aircraft over to the other side.
2) Repeat the process to create part of the second wing.
Step 10: The Compression
Using a book or flat object, firmly press the various components and folds of the aircraft.
Step 11: The Flaps
1) Turn your attention to the rear of the aircraft.
2) Mark a small black line approximately one inch from the bottom of the aircraft's rear.
3) Mark another smile black line approximately two inches from the bottom of the aircraft's rear.
4) Repeat this process for the other wing, as well.
5) Use your scissors to lightly cut into the aircraft approximately 1/3 inch along both lines to create the flaps of the aircraft.
Step 12: The Wings
1) Turn your attention to the front of the aircraft.
2) Mark a small black line one inch behind the main point of the aircraft just behind the second small vertical fold.
3) Turn your attention to the rear of the aircraft.
4) Mark a small black line 1/4 inch from the bottom rear of the aircraft.
5) Connect these two points with another line.
6) Repeat this process on the other side of the aircraft.
7) Fold each flap of the aircraft along these lines to create the main wings.
Step 13: The Tightening Steps
1) The aircraft is almost complete.
2) Tape the rear of the aircraft together using your Scotch Tape.
3) Paperclip the front of the aircraft to add weight and clip the sides together.
Step 14: The Finished Product!
Fold the edges of the wings down to create aeronautical landing gear that stablizes the aircraft in flight and prevents it from spinning out of control.
The aircraft is finshed! Congratulations and enjoy piloting it around the house and outside.