Introduction: Micro (or Mini) Aircraft

Picture of Micro (or Mini) Aircraft

A little, but little little, sail glider maked in 5 minutes

Step 1: First, Draw It

Picture of First, Draw It

The measures are approximate, need not be accurate.

Mi finger and the pen there are as a reference

Step 2: Cut

Picture of Cut

With scissors or a cutter, cut the drawing by continuous lines

The greyed triangle under the body it is waste.

Step 3: Folding and Shaping

Picture of Folding and Shaping

Here I used Scotch tape, but it is not necessary if the cuttings are well done.

Step 4: Balancing and Final

Picture of Balancing and Final

Putting the fingers under the central line of the wings, the body of the aircraft must be horizontal.

Add / Remove weight in the nose to achieve it.

And this is all. The plane must fly 3 or 4 meters. That is no small thing, considering the size.


starfall (author)2009-06-16

err can u plz add a bit of details? i dont understand how to fold it.thx =D

rimar2000 (author)starfall2009-06-17

Error: can you please to write English? i dont understand your phrase. I speak Spanish, then I have to use Google translator. Therefore, you should write in proper English.

starfall (author)rimar20002009-06-17

huh me? if so, can u explain to me how to fold it? i don't know how to fold the paper airplane thank you

freeza36 (author)starfall2012-05-13

When he said to speak proper english, he probably didnt want you to use slang words such as "u." Just pointing that out

rimar2000 (author)freeza362012-05-14

Yes, it is as you say. Consider I don't speak English.

rimar2000 (author)starfall2009-07-09

The objective of this Instructable is to make the people to think, to do and to experiment. That is much more funny than receive the answer.

Wikiman12 (author)2011-07-04

What are those diagonally slanted lines under the "right wing left wing" section?

rimar2000 (author)Wikiman122011-07-05

One (left of the image) is for provide a slot to support the wings. The other is the only way to cut the wings, without being separate from fuselage.

If you make the glider, you understand it. It is easier to do than explain.

Thanks for your comment.

saiyukiwarrior (author)2010-06-25

so is this made of index card or regular printing paper?

rimar2000 (author)saiyukiwarrior2010-06-25

RPP (regular printing paper)

jhonny (author)2010-04-10

that is awesome

rimar2000 (author)jhonny2010-04-11

Thanks, Jhonny.

rohanbansal (author)2010-02-01

it  totaly  rocks !!! it  awsome .

rimar2000 (author)rohanbansal2010-02-01


rohanbansal (author)rohanbansal2010-02-01

sure  i  can  help  you  just  after  i  come  to  know  why  is  it  swirling

pgdarth95 (author)2009-07-08

awesome, im not a "pro member" so it was harder to get it right =( ...
but still awesome

rimar2000 (author)pgdarth952009-07-09


keno1000 (author)2009-02-13

i made your madel and it just swirls please can you help me

rimar2000 (author)keno10002009-02-13

You have to do it alignment and balancing, in that there can be no secrets. If I were near you, sure this is solved in 3 seconds. I start from the assumption that you have worked neatly.

mikemo65 (author)rimar20002009-02-17

Please provide a few more details: what connects the tail to the fuselage? Or, is it one continuous piece, twisted? is the fuselage folded lengthwise to make it more rigid? My attempts have failed. thanks- -m

rimar2000 (author)mikemo652009-02-17

The tail, as you can see in the drawing, is one piece with the fuselage. Only a bend puts it in its position. The fuselage don't need be so rigid, any paper 75 or 80 g it is sufficiently stiff. Consider that the total size is not greater than 5 or 6 cm. "Persevere and you will succeed". Howard Hughes was so.

skiller0k (author)2009-02-11

looks intersting :) i will make one in my spare time :)

acaz93 (author)2008-04-24

cool , it fits in my wallet , for sure .. But, what were the measures of the original Rectangle

rimar2000 (author)acaz932008-04-25

You choose the measures. "the measures are approximate, need not be accurate."

rimar2000 (author)the gizmoman2008-07-01

That is nicer than mine, but mine was designed by ME!!! ;)

dombeef (author)rimar20002008-09-28


Dipankar (author)2008-07-21

People sometimes ask very silly questions in their comments, I wonder Why? Is it to show their Superiority, or just to criticise in a nice way.

rimar2000 (author)Dipankar2008-07-22

I have noted that same thing in other instructables really notable and ingenious (not this case), that are objected for people that has been capable of contributing good nothing.

Dipankar (author)rimar20002008-07-22

I have noticed that your bad English helps you to disguise your annoyance in a very subtle way. Did you get this?

rimar2000 (author)Dipankar2008-07-22

Sorry, I don't understand that you are saying. I understand the words, but not the idea. 1) When you say "you", ¿you refers to me, or that is a way to say "one"? 2) Why would one to disguise the annoyance? My personal email is, if you like to answer there.

metallicadued (author)2008-07-02

nice airplane...i want to make one now

rimar2000 (author)metallicadued2008-07-02

Do it with more care than I. I am no longer patient for things as meticulous as that. It will fly, I am sure.

mega man 4bm (author)2008-05-29

i throw it,it spins help me fix!!!!!!!!!!!!

rimar2000 (author)mega man 4bm2008-05-29

I can't help you without seeing and analyzing your work. Each glider is different, you must have basic abilities of aeromodelling

Phoghat (author)2008-04-25

This is a really cool airplane. I made about 6 this AM.

rimar2000 (author)Phoghat2008-04-25

Tanks, I am happy for this. ¿What means "this AM"? (I do'nt speak English)

Phoghat (author)rimar20002008-04-25

AM = Morning
Are You Yankin' my chain?

rimar2000 (author)Phoghat2008-04-25

Ohhhh... AM! Yes, I am 0.5 fool Yankin: don't do it difficult to me, have mercy

theRIAA (author)2008-04-25

im impressed, whats the glide ratio?

rimar2000 (author)theRIAA2008-04-25

1:10000000, or so. Are you asking that seriously? This is not a scientific design, if you don't see it. This is only a funny mini paper glider. The glide ratio depends of the maker's - designer's skills (pardon my English), and never it (the ratio) will be a good one, I think.

LinuxH4x0r (author)2008-04-24

Cool! looks like the smallest current could make it crash

rimar2000 (author)LinuxH4x0r2008-04-25

Try it, it really flies. Do'nt do it during a hurricane, please.

LinuxH4x0r (author)rimar20002008-04-25

I belive it flies, I'm just saying it looks very finicky.

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