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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adreena1 made it!(author)2014-08-21

you are all WRONG. Have u ever heard of Murata Lock?

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DavidM31 made it!(author)2014-11-25

Don't you mean the Nakamura Lock? And yes, I agree. This is a very good plane.

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BatchDesigner made it!(author)2015-02-07

This is the plane all noobs learn.. the Nakamura Lock. Make a genuine plane like the Hammer or the world record planes for distance and air time.

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Guitar_Player made it!(author)2015-04-01

Maybe SOME people need to start off EASY...And its fine because it works better than just a dart, as far as distance. Maybe some people just arent good at nice folds and need practice. And this is not the plane all the noobs make the dart is

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Dashdemon741 made it!(author)2017-06-27

agree m8

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MylesS12 made it!(author)2017-05-10

the planes fly pretty far!

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MoKtH made it!(author)2016-06-08

I call it the adder , it fits

plus i also call it an F15 Eagle because it flies like that.

im no jk

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RavonH made it!(author)2016-11-29

its actual name is suzanne

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ffink made it!(author)2016-01-22

Sick!

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Lomax101 made it!(author)2016-04-27

I know right

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plami630300 made it!(author)2015-04-03

how long is he flying???

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CarloM1 made it!(author)2015-03-19

The plane that I made was so successful using a letter size printer paper!! :)

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PaperAirplaneandThings made it!(author)2015-02-17

Great design! Oh by the way, wouldn't it be better to use stiff paper so the wings don't fold or shake in flight?

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braydent made it!(author)2012-09-03

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

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BatchDesigner made it!(author)2015-02-07

a4 letter size printer paper help?

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PaperAirplaneLord69 made it!(author)2014-09-16

works good, but accidently threw it into a volcano. very low accuracy

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danielshasaids made it!(author)2014-10-20

Much Wows

Many Lies

Much Die Please

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danielshasaids made it!(author)2014-10-20

hay guys lookin for a great time meet me at the dark alley ill give you a good rash :)

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KaraN3 made it!(author)2014-09-07

Well.. mine just went into the neighbours garden.. time for plane number 2 lol

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mind.the.gap made it!(author)2013-04-28

does not fly strait or far

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Theoryism made it!(author)2012-07-04

I saw this is a book once, it was called the "Nakamura Lock", except the first set of folds are different in the book.

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BIOhazard_inc made it!(author)2012-05-04

This is the original moth design it works better if you use really light paper I use somewhat stiff tissue paper

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slickromeo made it!(author)2011-12-12

consider putting a small paperclip to the front tip.

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raven58262 made it!(author)2011-09-29

hm, mine only hit the roof and loop around.

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Danny4878 made it!(author)2011-07-09

Freaking awesome plane, although you could add that if certain parts of the plane aren't even then it won't fly properly. Anyway I absolutely love it! >:-)

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Iridium7 made it!(author)2009-05-18

someone need a hug?

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yapoyo made it!(author)2011-06-25

i do

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ol987986 made it!(author)2009-12-14

 i need a hug plz

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gb123 made it!(author)2010-07-14

*hugs*

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ol987986 made it!(author)2010-09-24

yey hugs rock!

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jpeterkin made it!(author)2011-06-03

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

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legoman111 made it!(author)2010-12-09

mine keeps falling apart no matter what.*whines*

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SPYBOOM made it!(author)2010-10-18

ITS SO AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! But I accidently chucked it in the toilet. But its still really awesome.

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DEADMAU5FTW made it!(author)2010-09-06

if u flip it over and do the same folds it becomes a dart

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tanmanknex made it!(author)2010-06-29

I learned this plane when I was in kindergarten and everyone would come to me for them. I'd be a millionaire if I had charged for them... ;)

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acruise made it!(author)2010-06-21

I first encountered this design, which I remember being great 20+ years ago, in Advanced Paper Aircraft Construction by Campbell Morris. I have four books in the series.

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123069 made it!(author)2009-11-26

omg i love you (but not in the gay waybut in this is the best plane ever)
oh yeah i flew during my physics class my teacher caught looked at it  gave me thumbs up some extra credit. then when i thought i was in the clear he gave me a detention:)

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ol987986 made it!(author)2010-02-17

lol

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%5B+jack+the+young+idiot+%5D made it!(author)2010-01-11

meh

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origamianything made it!(author)2009-12-20

this plane is "meh" to me. if you think about it... try to make gliders either based off this or make it wide ways for bigger wings. u gotta figure it out on ur own for wide airplanes.

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jackoteeny made it!(author)2009-09-12

I have made this type of plane before which in my country, Wales, it is called a HARRIER JET PLANE I have only said this to show you the name of it Good instructable by the way :)

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ROARY made it!(author)2009-07-30

I threw this plane out of my window and it flew more than 100 feet (i was on the roof by the way) this is awsome

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thisismin3 made it!(author)2009-07-16

great glider, flies very far and straight. thanks!!!

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cheech922 made it!(author)2009-06-21

AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thanks SSSOOOOOO MUCH.

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killer33 made it!(author)2009-05-17

ITS THE BEST PLANE EVA

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Ben.land101 made it!(author)2009-04-05

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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Cmos4081 made it!(author)2009-03-23

Always won money on bets crossing the highway where my school was with this design. It is a really old design, I can't even remember who showed it to me but I love it. when tossed correctly from the right spot (CG) the thing will fly a lot. If some wind is available it will go even longer distances.

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shadowspydre made it!(author)2009-03-19

You should rotate the images just as you would be looking at the paper when folding it - or do I hold the paper differently?

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cyanide4c made it!(author)2008-11-02

We used to make these in our school days (more then 18 years ago), when the plane dropped too fast we made a little upward 'V' in the bottom back of the plane. Nice to see it's still a hit :)

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Polymorph made it!(author)2008-09-01

My friends and I flew a lot of these when I was a kid. I still make and fly them! Bend up the back of the wings a bit and it does great loops. Tip it about 45 degrees and toss hard, and it will fly a big horizontal loop and fly right back to you. It is great fun catching it. With adjustments it can fly a long, long distance, or turn gentle curves. It is very stable. Very tough, probably due to the combination of a blunt nose and the multiple folds in the nose. You can adjust where you initially fold the wings to control the flight characteristics. I prefer folding so the wings end up a bit wider.

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