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These are the complete instructions to make an awesome paper airplane that does stunts. All you need is one sheet of paper! (This is my first instructable, so please leave suggestions in the comments.)

NOTE: This plane is not a dart, so it won't fly if you throw it too fast. Also, as with any paper airplane, a tiny mistake could cause it to curve in flight.
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Step 1: Materials

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All you need is:

1 piece of paper.
A hard work surface (like a table).

Step 2: Crease

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Crease the paper in half lengthwise, and then unfold.

Step 3: Making the tip

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Fold the top corners down to meet the crease in the middle.

Step 4: Folding in half

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Fold the upper part down, so that the tip is touching the bottom of the center crease. Basically, you are folding the paper in half downwards.

Step 5: Fold Corners Down

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Fold the corners down, just like you did in step 3.

Step 6: Fold tip up

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Fold the tip that is sticking out from between the corners up.

Step 7: Fold top tip down

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Fold the top tip down, so that there is 3 inches left at the bottom (see notes on the picture)

Step 8: Flip the whole thing over

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Flip the whole thing over, so that the side without any folds is up. check the pictures to get a sense of what your plane should look like at the moment.

Step 9: Fold in half

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Fold the plane in half so that you can see the fold of the plane.

Step 10: Fold the wings

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Fold the wings down. Look at the pictures to see how.

Step 11: Fold the stabilizers

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Fold the stabilizers up. These keep the plane from spinning in the air.

Step 12: Put the wings up.

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Fold the wings and stabilizers up, so that it looks like a normal paper airplane.

Step 13: Finishing touches

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Now you should add some elevators. These are little flaps on the back of the airplane that are pushed up. Elevators add lift to your aircraft. Having a lot of them causes enough lift to make the plane do a loop in the air.
KyleP23 months ago

An AMAZING plane btw if you angle it down slightly and throw softly the elevators will make the plane go up and do cool stunts

morrisme6 months ago

nice plane man!

Im stuck on 12?help me!!!

lislis3822 years ago
is hobbes on your webpage?
rubal02043 years ago
dude, ur awesome !!!!!!!!!!!!
d best airplane ive made in my entire life
just luv u guys :)
thnx :D
cxt14 years ago
I love this plane! It's works SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO well!
wat.4 years ago
My evelator is diffrent to yours but still, is a stunt plane.
ecant325 years ago
looks nice but how good is it
Redgerr5 years ago
when i used to make airplanes this was the one i made, i have forgotten how untill i saw this! thanks!
monkey_boy05 years ago
sweet plane
blob kid6 years ago
Great detail for a first Instructable
that used to be my image
shadow56345 years ago
zilenserz5 years ago
oh also.... if thrown slightly angled to one side (I'm right handed to i angle left) and thrown not too softly ever so slightly upwards, it should turn in the direction angled, and return to you. amazing plane mate, gona try to learn to make off by heart- show it off to mates :)
zilenserz5 years ago
Amazing! finally a simple to make plane that can stay in the air for a while AND do some tricks. Also, to do a tight loop, hold by your leg upside down (elevators sticking away from you) and throw it upwards fairly hard (sometimes works better softly, depending on how folded) plane should do a tight loop and return to you at about knee-ankle level.
Greenwebbed6 years ago
Wow! This is a great plane! It works perfectly! Good job
splurshy7 years ago
how do you put a picture beside your name
sebby38s6 years ago
This plane is awesome!
dlsau0136 years ago
that plane is nice!!! it ROCKS!!!
DemeGeek6 years ago
Arrgh I did the extra crease! Next time I'll read the instructions first! :)
Flumpkins7 years ago
Amazing job on your first Instructable!
I like it but please don't comment on your own Instructable.
trey12127 years ago
this is the greatest stunt plane i've ever built
woweeejosh7 years ago
yhtgrewfbghj,kiu(alien language for awesome)
scienceboy7 years ago
Great Article!!! Just so you know the " tip " in steps 6-7 is called a locking tab. Once again great article!!!
Very nice and explained in a lot of detail great job just about to make one