Introduction: Micro (or Mini) Aircraft

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

Step 1: First, Draw It


The measures are approximate, need not be accurate.

Mi finger and the pen there are as a reference

Step 2: 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

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

Step 4: 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.

Comments

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starfall made it!(author)2009-06-16

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

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rimar2000 made it!(author)2009-06-17

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.

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starfall made it!(author)2009-06-17

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

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freeza36 made it!(author)2012-05-13

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

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rimar2000 made it!(author)2012-05-14

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

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rimar2000 made it!(author)2009-07-09

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.

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Wikiman12 made it!(author)2011-07-04

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

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rimar2000 made it!(author)2011-07-05

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.

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saiyukiwarrior made it!(author)2010-06-25

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

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rimar2000 made it!(author)2010-06-25

RPP (regular printing paper)

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jhonny made it!(author)2010-04-10

that is awesome

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rimar2000 made it!(author)2010-04-11

Thanks, Jhonny.

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rohanbansal made it!(author)2010-02-01

it  totaly  rocks !!! it  awsome .

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rimar2000 made it!(author)2010-02-01

Thanks!

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rohanbansal made it!(author)2010-02-01

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

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pgdarth95 made it!(author)2009-07-08

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

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rimar2000 made it!(author)2009-07-09

Thanks!

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keno1000 made it!(author)2009-02-13

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

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rimar2000 made it!(author)2009-02-13

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.

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mikemo65 made it!(author)2009-02-17

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

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rimar2000 made it!(author)2009-02-17

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.

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skiller0k made it!(author)2009-02-11

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

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acaz93 made it!(author)2008-04-24

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

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rimar2000 made it!(author)2008-04-25

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

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the+gizmoman made it!(author)2008-07-01
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rimar2000 made it!(author)2008-07-01

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

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dombeef made it!(author)2008-09-28

lol

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Dipankar made it!(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.

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rimar2000 made it!(author)2008-07-22

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.

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Dipankar made it!(author)2008-07-22

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

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rimar2000 made it!(author)2008-07-22

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 rimar2000@gmail.com, if you like to answer there.

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metallicadued made it!(author)2008-07-02

nice airplane...i want to make one now

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rimar2000 made it!(author)2008-07-02

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

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mega+man+4bm made it!(author)2008-05-29

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

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rimar2000 made it!(author)2008-05-29

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

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Phoghat made it!(author)2008-04-25

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

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rimar2000 made it!(author)2008-04-25

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

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Phoghat made it!(author)2008-04-25

AM = Morning
Are You Yankin' my chain?
(kidding)

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rimar2000 made it!(author)2008-04-25

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

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theRIAA made it!(author)2008-04-25

im impressed, whats the glide ratio?

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rimar2000 made it!(author)2008-04-25

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.

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LinuxH4x0r made it!(author)2008-04-24

Cool! looks like the smallest current could make it crash

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rimar2000 made it!(author)2008-04-25

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

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LinuxH4x0r made it!(author)2008-04-25

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

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