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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.
<p>I call it the adder , it fits </p><p>plus i also call it an F15 Eagle because it flies like that.</p><p>im no jk</p>
<p>its actual name is suzanne</p>
<p>Sick!</p>
<p>I know right</p>
<p>how long is he flying???</p>
<p>you are all WRONG. Have u ever heard of Murata Lock?</p>
<p>Don't you mean the Nakamura Lock? And yes, I agree. This is a very good plane.</p>
<p>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.</p>
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
<p>The plane that I made was so successful using a letter size printer paper!! :)</p>
<p>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?</p>
What paper size do you use????????????????? PLEASE I NEED AN ANSWER, QUICKLY. IF YOU ANSWER IT WOULD BE GREATLY APPRECIATED!
<p>a4 letter size printer paper help?</p>
<p>works good, but accidently threw it into a volcano. very low accuracy</p>
<p>Much Wows</p><p>Many Lies</p><p>Much Die Please</p>
<p>hay guys lookin for a great time meet me at the dark alley ill give you a good rash :)</p>
<p>Well.. mine just went into the neighbours garden.. time for plane number 2 lol</p>
does not fly strait or far <br>
I saw this is a book once, it was called the &quot;Nakamura Lock&quot;, except the first set of folds are different in the book.
This is the original moth design it works better if you use really light paper I use somewhat stiff tissue paper
consider putting a small paperclip to the front tip.
hm, mine only hit the roof and loop around.
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! &gt;:-)
amazing i used it as a class project and i got a A<br>
mine keeps falling apart no matter what.*whines*
ITS SO AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! But I accidently chucked it in the toilet. But its still really awesome.
if u flip it over and do the same folds it becomes a dart
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... ;)
I first encountered this design, which I remember being great 20+ years ago, in <a href="http://www.amazon.com/Advanced-Paper-Aircraft-Construction-follow/dp/0207145024" rel="nofollow">Advanced Paper Aircraft Construction</a> by Campbell Morris. I have four books in the series.
omg i love you (but not in the gay waybut in this is the best plane ever)<br /> oh yeah i flew during my physics class my teacher caught looked at it&nbsp; gave me thumbs up some extra credit. then when i thought i was in the clear he gave me a detention:)
lol
meh<br /> <br />
this plane is &quot;meh&quot; 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.<br />
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 :)
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
great glider, flies very far and straight. thanks!!!
AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thanks SSSOOOOOO MUCH.
ITS THE BEST PLANE EVA
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)<br/><br/><a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1MI9mo-eAls">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1MI9mo-eAls</a><br/><br/>although it's a little hard to fold<br/>
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.
You should rotate the images just as you would be looking at the paper when folding it - or do I hold the paper differently?
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 :)
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.
i have seen this plane in a book. i think it could do loops and if thrown right it will come back to you. i know a few good gliders. one of them is called the parrot. it is from book called "Super Simple Paper Airplanes" it was very good. it think it had this plane on it.
use to place bets in highschool to see who could go the greatest distance, the secret was to launch this plane after traffic passed, our high school was on a 8 lane Ave, we used the hot air the the cars that stopped at the street lights, this model would fly over 300 ft. Of course we where at the 3rd floor in the building.
awesome!!my cousin and I made paper gliders,planes and stunt planes etc...etc..!and then had a contest check it out on youtube coming summer 2008!
wow!!!....i never imagined how smoothly this thing would go....very very impressive for a paper glider!...thx!
This is published in a book. I have the book and it is an awesome plane. It flies really really well.
This is perhaps the most rare of all paper airplanes. I've never seen it published in any book. This design has everything good about paper airplanes and none of the bad. As far as I'm concerned it is the perfect plane...once you know the secret. I'm not sure why it is not more popular, but possibly it is because people do not pass the secret on with the basic folds. Someone else post it here on Instructables; I'll tell you what I told them. SECRET EXPOSED Once you have made the plane and tightly creased the outer wing folds, you have to UNcrease them. When you look from back to front, you should be able to see all the way inside the plane. To do that you stick your fingers into the pockets on the underside of the wing and do your best to flatten that outer crease. The more rounded you can make that the more it opens the pocket underneath. I hold the plane with the fuselage together and wrap my other hand around both wings and squeeze together to open the pockets as much as possible. The exact aerodynamics of this had not been explored when I first learned of this design, but maybe some student at some school has gone further with it. Here's how to test the lift. Hold the plane by the tail, pointing down, up as high as you can reach. Then simply drop it. If you have made it with a deep pocket, the plane will fly away before it hits the ground. If you have creased the wings' outer edges, the plane will land on the ground at your feet. Have fun!
this plane is one of the few things i rember from high school, 1981. just slightly curl up the trailing edge to induce up trim. too much and the plane will stall and zoom. to turn, bend up 1 slightly more than the other. this plane is my favorite, and i teach kids to make this 1 instead of the dart type they always seem to make. good instructable!

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