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How To Repair And Remake A Paper Airplane

To many, paper airplanes are aircraft which will fly no more than a handful of times. This is environmentally unfriendly if these people use or intend to use paper airplanes regularly. To fix this issue, I have investigated solutions to this waste for several weeks and have concluded on various measures to extend the longevity of a paper airplane.

To demonstrate the measures I have uncovered, I will use several aged Hammerhead paper airplanes to demonstrate various features that increase the abilities of aged airframes. The benefits of these features are not limited to the Hammerhead, but it is more versatile and able to have these add-ons applied with ease than several other aircraft. The add-ons are independent of one another, but incurring all 5 can be favorable for certain requirements.
 
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Step 2: Un-taping, Unfolding, Refolding And Re-taping

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1.) To begin renovating your paper airplane, you must remove the tape. You must do this by pulling the sides it is attached to apart. After you've done this, each side will pull away half, and if done correctly--a "tab" will remain for you to pull the tape off of the aircraft. You will be able to do this on each side if the procedures are interpreted the right way. Repeat this process on the back of the aircraft. Unlike some other airplanes, the Hammerhead has tape on its belly. Simply pull on it or gently on the paper around it to remove it.

2.) Once all of the tape is off, do the steps for constructing the aircraft in reverse (for the Hammerhead, go from Step 8 to Step 1).  Once you've gotten it down to its sheet form, remake it back into its airplane form and tape it.

The objective of doing this to clear any debris out of the airframe that might have gotten lodged in it.

In some cases, this is the only step needed to bring an aircraft back up to the same standard as a new one.
wat.3 years ago
Great re-doing the F65-1 Hammerhead, this instrutable will meet the economical criteria.