Paper Airplane - XO




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Introduction: Paper Airplane - XO

About: My name is Kevin Saunders, I've mastered the art and science of paper airplanes. While it took me years to become proficient, I can teach you my techniques in a very short amount of time. Folding great pap...

Paper Airplane - XO



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    In the UK, this gets called a Bishop's Mitre.

    It would be nice to see how you throw it.

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    Yes, I've heard of similar versions called the Napkin, Pope etc. Just guessing but the design probably predates Bishops and Popes. What is the Chinese word for napkin? In any case, I call it the XO for my own purposes. ; )

    The most reliable way to fly the XO is to use just three fingers. Gently push it forward at a slight angle with your middle finger above the folded X pointing inside the O and your index and ring fingers below supporting the plane. However, the XO is fun because it can be flown in a variety of ways with practice.

    I haven't seen a reference to this design older than the early 70s, but it's not the sort of thing that gets documented well.

    *I* know they fly, and how to fly them, but the method is so different to the basic dart that it would have been a very good idea to include it in your video.

    I call videos like mine "flawful successes". They work to teach but far from perfect and in some cases embarrassing. At some point, I will remake all of the videos.

    Agreed. You omitted the last step: demonstrating that the thing actually flies.