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Origami Plane That Flies

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The big issue in paper-planing, as far as I see it, is that all the cool-looking planes don't fly well. So I took a cool-looking plane and good-flying plane and combined them to see what would happen. The combination flies better than the original cool-looking plane, but perhaps not quite as well as the original good-flying plane. Anyway, you will need 3 sheets of normal paper, scissors, and some tape.
 
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Step 1: Making the dart


The part of this plane that flies is a regular dart-type paper airplane. These photos should show how to make that.

Step 2: The cool-looking part

This part is based on an airplane design I came across in some book a few years ago. The difference is that I have added a second tail for symmetry. Start with a square piece of paper. (Fold a triangle to get the shape, and then cut off the bottom, which you will need later.) See pictures.

Step 4: Making the wings


Wings help things fly. See pictures. This will use the third piece of paper, from which you cut your second tail. It should be a square.
syed9098 months ago
Flies Great!
Ok i dont think i will be able to make that plane no matter what happens even if i have to die im not going to make a perfect one i copy from a book and make a super fast one but you should try it its called the kluts book of papper air planes!!
lislis3821 year ago
this is a pretty good paper plane what I mean is its not the worst...
Wraith51 year ago
Actually, I wouldn't quite classify this as "Origami"... If you want to be specific about it, here's a quote from the Wikipedia page: "The goal of this art is to transform a flat sheet of paper into a finished sculpture through folding and sculpting techniques, and as such the use of cuts or glue are not considered to be origami. Paper cutting and gluing is usually considered kirigami."
Sorry, as an origami enthusiast, I just thought I should point that out.
vincent75202 years ago
OMG !!!…
This is a real feat in folding : congratulations.

It reminds me the tests I made in my staircase and at my 5th floor window about 50 years ago … 

A few of them flew really well. But as soon as I tried to make a "better" plane by combining various type of planes such as you do here it lead to total failure : instead of gliding gently (like some of the simple models) into the backyard or neighbor's garden it simply sunk like a stone.

Why don't you post a video showing us how it flies ? … I would love it !
It would revive good old memories too !…

Keep on the good works !…
jschap1 (author)  vincent75202 years ago
It kind of dives, but it's a major improvement over just the fancy-looking part. I wonder how it could be further improved. What makes a paper airplane fly?
Maybe like a kite does but without the string that stabilizes it ?…
Very good instructable! :)

Origami is spelled with two i's though...
jschap1 (author)  OrigamiAirEnforcer2 years ago
Thanks. I'll change that.
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