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A paper plane, paper aeroplane (UK), paper airplane (US), paper glider, paper dart or dart is a toy aircraft, usually a glider made out of paper or paperboard; the practice of constructing paper planes is sometimes referred to as aerogami (Japanese: kamihikōki), after origami, the Japanese art of paper folding.
The origin of folded paper gliders is generally considered to be of Ancient China, although there is equal evidence that the refinement and development of folded gliders took place in equal measure in Japan. Certainly, manufacture of paper on a widespread scale took place in China 500 BCE, and origami and paper folding became popular within a century of this period, approximately 460-390 BCE. It is impossible to ascertain where and in what form the first paper aircraft were constructed, or even the first paper plane's form.
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Step 1: Supplies

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- 8 1/2 x 11 inch piece of paper

Step 2: Step One

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Lay the piece of paper on a flat surface and fold vertically in half.

Step 3: Step Two

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Open the paper back up and fold the top two corners inward so that they meet along the crease.

Step 4: Step Three

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Fold the point, made from the two sides folded inward toward each other, down to the middle crease.

Step 5: Step Four

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Fold the two corners toward the crease so that only the points of each corner are touching.

Step 6: Step Five

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Fold the point under the two points up to secure the two flaps.

Step 7: Step Six

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Fold the paper in half along the crease so that all the folds are facing outwards.

Step 8: Step Seven

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Fold both side flaps down so that the wings are perfectly aligned with the bottom of the airplane.

Step 9: Step Eight

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Unfold the wings slightly so that they are perpendicular to the body of the airplane and form a flat surface next to each other.
finn mcevoy made it!2 months ago

thank you for making this

finn mcevoy2 months ago

good job it flies perfectly

tatabolt5 months ago

It flies like a real aircraft.Thanks a lot

Jespahyy6 months ago

This plane is called the nakamura lock and is surprisingly good for so little time spent folding :)

AtomixWolf9 months ago
Pretty common airplane but awesome, easy instructions
Errfadi1 year ago

Great !

I tried it & it fled like a real airplane . thanks

dhilfer1 year ago
easy to follow instructions
gdavis191 year ago
SKATERPRO1 year ago
This is soooo easy to make my 7 year old sister made one love it
Aerofan2 years ago
its alright, but the nakamura dart is really common
it may seem common to you, but I have never seen it before.

yay .. i learned something new today and it isn't even 8am .. i wonder if my boss will let me have the rest of the day off ...