Long Distance Paper Glider

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Introduction: Long Distance Paper Glider

Learn how to build a long distance paper glider that will go further than any other airplane you've made.

Step 1: Step 1 - Prefolding

Pre-fold along the lines. White is primary side.

Step 2: Step 2 - Tip

Fold in two edges, flip and fold tip backward.

Step 3: Step 3 - Fuselage

Fold as directed, for any paper size.

Step 4: Step 4 - Wings

Fold parallel to fuselage. Easier if you fold paper in half first.

Step 5: Step 5 - Angles and Throwing Tips

Fold to approximate angles for best lift, fold tip over to reinforce it.

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amazing i used it as a class project and i got a A

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so did i, it was supposed to fly 20 ft, it flew 3. i got an f.

consider putting a small paperclip to the front tip.

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What paper size do you use????????????????? PLEASE I NEED AN ANSWER, QUICKLY. IF YOU ANSWER IT WOULD BE GREATLY APPRECIATED!

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it gets ruined after only 1 throw, which i dont get because it doesn't have a tip

first off nice Instructable. but anyway this plane is good, although I found a glider that will go much farther. I measured approximately a 4-5:1 glide ratio on it.(that means it goes 4-5ft. forward for every foot it drops)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1MI9mo-eAls

although it's a little hard to fold

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I have an interesting thought, what if yea, and it would be cool as well. however and i think the will work too.