Introduction: How to Make the "Minotaur" Paper Airplane

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The Minotaur is one of the few paper airplanes that flies straight, is very fast, and that is pretty durable. Plus, this airplane is of my own design. All you need is a blank sheet of notebook paper.So, I hope you have fun making this awesome plane. :-)

Step 1:

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For the first step, you need to get a blank sheet of notebook paper and fold it in half.(Hint: make sure you rub your finger on the crease until the crease is flat and the paper is resting like it has been cut in half.)

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Next, grab the corner of the paper and fold it down to the seventh line. Do the same to the other and make sure it looks like the picture below. If not, then start over and try to see what you did wrong.

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Next, grab the bottom corner of the fold you just made and fold it towards the center fold. Repeat on the other side.If your plane doesn't look like the picture below then start over and read the steps carefully.

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This next step may be a little complicated. Now, you grab the tip of the airplane and fold it down to the bottem of the paper. Make sure the crease lines up when you fold down because if you don't  then the plane will not fly or it will not fly straight.

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Then, grab the top corners of the newest fold and bring them towards the center in a right angle. This step should reming you of  maing the first fold on the original paper airplane. Then take the top of the part that you folded down and bring it up about three fourths of the way up as shown in the picture above.

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Next, you fold the paper airplane in half to where you can see the inside of it.

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For this step you need to look at the pictures because this part is the most complicated. If you make one little mistake, the tip of the plane will be ripped the the plane is ruined.

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Congradulations!!!! you have successfully created the Minotaur paper airplane. The best part about it is that it is yours, you can do anything with it such as decorate it, try and make your own design based off of it, etc. etc. I hope you had fun building it plus, tell all of your friends about it because it's awesome!

Comments

Prado001 (author)2016-05-24

I did it! Your plane flies incredibly well, thanks for sharing it!

Prado001 (author)2016-05-24

I did it! Your plane flies incredibly well, thanks for sharing it!

over00lord (author)2015-07-08

I followed the initial instructions and then 1-5 but I got lost on step 6, I then improvised based on the photos and even though it is not a exact copy it looks much like the photos and it has long flights. Grate work! But I would add more information from step 6 down, cheers!

over00lord (author)over00lord2015-07-08

Also many of my friends are BEGGING me to make them one and some even want 3 just for one of my friends BUT I did write on the side: "Credit to mac user2234 on instructables.com"

ThiRanaRobert (author)2013-06-29

Awesome plane! I'm lovin' it! ;-)

RNmaster (author)2011-12-16

I can't wait to try this out. It's so cool! Did you really come up with it yourself?

mac user2234 (author)RNmaster2011-12-16

Yes I did. Ps some steps are a little hard so just be careful

griffintriston (author)2011-12-14

tryed it it worked awsesomely

OrigamiAirEnforcer (author)2011-12-12

Hmm, seems similar to my Vigilante...

It might be but I just made it up one day when I was bored. When I threw it, the plane flew straight

I did not mean to imply your airplane is a copy (it isn't, there are significant differences between our two craft), I had just meant the two are somewhat similar in other ways. :)

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