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Whats Up Instructablers I'm Here Again
For Showing You How To Make A Paper Glider, Maybe Some Of You Have Seen this Awesome Glider Flying in the Skies
I hope You Like This Prototype , Why Prototype? Because This Plane Can Be Modified For Longer Flight Times , Higher Altitude , Some Loops , To return To it,s Origin Point ,Etc.
That Would Be Your Desicion

So Feel Free To comment

Let's Start

Step 1: Look for Your Raw Material

Well, Since This Instructable It's Pretty homemade Your Materials Are Really Easy To Found

Materials
1-A Common A4 (letter Size ) Sheet Of Paper , No Matter The Color Or The Design

Tools

1-A Ruler
2-A Pen
3-Scissors

Optional
1Some Markers
2 Stickers
3Anything To make Your Glider Look Cooler

LET'S Start

Step 2: Pick a Sheet of Paper

I Choose White , But You Can Use Any Color

Step 3: Time 2 Fold

Just Follow The Fold Of The Photo And Crease
Repeat With The Other Side
Once You Do These Unfold Both Folds
Look The Result in The Last Photo

Look The Last Photo Because You Need To know Where is The Front And The Tail

Step 4: The Inside Fold

This Fold It's Easier Then It Appears
First, Try To join Points A And B ,Crease
Then , B With C, Crease
And, A With D , Crease
Fairly Easy isnt It
Should Look like In The 3rd Photo

If They're Problems, Use The Photos For Visual Aid
Look The Result in The Third And Fourth Photo

For Finishing Draw A Small line In The Crease of The First Fold ( A-B )
Should Look like In The fifth Photo

So Do it

Step 5: More Folds

This Folds Will Make The Plane Itself
First You Need To Fold In Half The Upper Part (Second & Third Images )
Repeat The Process With The Other Part
Crease Bot Folds
Should Be Like In The Fourth Image

Step 6: Guess What? , More Images!

From The Previous Folds
Fold Again In A Half Just Like In The First And 2nd Images
Repeat With The Other Side ( Third Image)

Step 7: The Hardest Folds

Do You Surrendered , You Throw It To The Trash , Sick Of The Folds ?
well This Is Not The End
First You Need To Measure About 0.8 to 1.0 Cm (1/4 To 5/16 Inches) To Each Side And Fold Like In The Photo (first and Second )
And Then Return The Tab To It's Original Place

Repeat With The Other Side

Step 8: A Turn , a Fold , and a Wing

Well Once You Have Finished The Before Steps Now Turn Around Your Glider (C'mon Just Like In The Photo)
Now, Fold It In A Half
Check That Both Edges Are in Line ( See 3rd Photo )
Then Draw A Line In the Crease In The Fold You Just Made
And Then Fold The Nose Back , So The Point Will Be Following The Line You Just Made(Images 5& 6 The Images Are Wrong But You Can Use Them As a Visual Aid)
And ThEn Fold In a Half
If You Can't Understand Me Just Use The Images As A Visual Aid

Step 9: A Fold , Crease Cut , and the Tail Is Ready to Go

Once You Have Done All Before Steps It's Time For The Tail
First , The Tail Part , Fold it in a half like in the photo
Then Crease And Draw A line In The Crease You've Just Made
Then Cut By The Line And Fold The "tail" In A Half
(Excuse The Blurry Pictures )

Step 10: The Rear Stabilizers and the Wingtips

First Let's Make The Rear Stabilizers For This We Need To Draw A Small Line(1/2 Inch) In Allmost The End Of OuR Glider's Tail (Depending On How Long You Want You Rear Tail Length (1 To 2 inch 1/2 Inch Is Best )
Now You Can Select One Of Two designs
1Classic Just Make A Simple Vertical Cut Like This
FuturiscMake A Enlarged "V" In The Tail (Don't Overcut)
See The Fourth Image For A Visual Reference

Don't Matter The Method You Have Choosen Fold The Piece Down Just Like In the Photo

Now The Wing Tips
Pick The Body Of Your Glider And Fold About 1/2 To The Center The Wing Tips Once They're Creased Raise The Wingtips So They Can Be Stable And Up

Repeat With The Other Side

Step 11: The Insertion and the Decoration

The Insertion
Of The Tail Is Pretty Easy
Just Turn Around Your Plane , You Should Look A Flap In The Back Of The Plane (image )
Then Insert The Part wHere Is Not The Tail (image) In to the Flap

THAT's IT

Now The Decoration
Paste Stickers, Make Draws , Or Whatever You Want
ilike The White Color (Cause' My Room is a Yellow-Brown Mix And It "glows")

Step 12: The Callibration and FAQ

Well For Calibration you Need To Know A llittle Of Dihedral Angle Is easy (just The Basics)
Just imagine a Thing Like This
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°°°°°° V °°°°°°
That's Dihedral Angle ,Prety Easy Huh?
For Callibrating It Just Look At The Front Of It , If It Looks Like That Little Schematic (Dihedral Angle)
If It Doesn't, Move Or Fold The Wingtips Or Maybe The Wing Or The Body So It Will Look Like The Dihedral Schematic

FAQ

Questionmy Glider Goes To The Left (Right)
answer Make Longer The Wing Tip To Right ( left )

Question My Glider Climbs But It Crashes
Answer 1) The Wind Is To The Opposite Direction Of The Launch , You Need To Throw It To The Wind So It Will Fly For A Longer Time
2)Fold A Bit The tail In the Part Where You Insert It

Q = My Glider Climbs Then It Loop And Crash Near Me
A Fold A Bit The tail In the Part Where You Insert It

Step 13: Lift Off

just Throw It Heading Up And Expect A Smooth Landing

DONE

Thaks For Watching My Instructable , I Hpoe You Enjoy It
Merry Christmas , Happy New Year

Feel Free To Comment
yo creia que la cola se doblaba ala mitad de lo largo<br>
I love it when I find a good perfectionist like myself.
I've been making variations of this one fore years. One has a tail, but it is cut from the bottom strip of Step 3 (fold to make the square, the cut of the bottom part).
PLEASE MAKE A VIDEO!!!!!
hey! thanks for the instructable, i've been wanting to build this&nbsp;plane and you just made it easier, some of the folding was confusing, but thank you!
wow this is so easy...well to&nbsp; me anyway iv been doing oragami for 5 years
COPIED FROM HERE - <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.zurqui.com/crinfocus/paper/airplane.html">http://www.zurqui.com/crinfocus/paper/airplane.html</a><br/>
Man, did you flag me?
yes it's homemade, but a paper airplane isn't really a gift and it annoys the shit out of me when people copy things. no i didn't flag you
but i did
but it´s pretty homemade isn`t it
need to explain how far to cut into tail
pics are blurry and not enough detail, but haven't lost me.......yet
its really not that hard ppl
Nice
Nice! :) I was looking for this Instructable :D
i was all exited at first, but any plane hat takes twelve steps to complete isn't worth my school time, maybe at home though
This plane even works without the tail.
IM CONFUZZLED!!!!
yeah i can make this of by heart for better instructions type in worlds best paper plane in google
this is called the swallow but you have to change the tail just a bit when youve got the strip dont cut it like in his design but: 1.fold in half 2. cut a piece of 3 you got a v shape 4.insert in plane
PUT THE STEP IN IM LOST RIGHT NOW AND VERY VERY VERY VERY VERY VERY VERY VERY VERY ANGERY!
This step confuses me... Should I use a sheet of 8.5x11 carbonfiber? or do I use plaster... -.- Lol, your plane looks sweet though, I have passed my first step :-p Nice instructable, I'll comment when I get to the end :D I'm looking forward to it!
Yes You Can , As long As you Have the resourcess needed to bend it . ;) Thanks ,
I beileive that this is the plane that set the world record of a flight that lasted 26 seconds, so far this is the best paper airplane in the world
This IS the best paper airplanethe recored is a minute and ten seconds
Yes , the web page said that , and i aprove it , the last time i've thrown it from a 5 floor building , it flown about 45 secs that to the wind ,
i beilive that the record wasn't flown in wind or from a 5 floor building
Me Too , But You Get the idea . . Btw:The Real Record is In the roof of the house
To make this is record-breaking on its own... :-p It's very nice, you just need to improve a little bit your instructions, eg. in Step 4, where is point D? Also you could have a few more pictures, not so much close up....
I might try making this later. Hey, next time you do an instructable Can You Please Not Write Like This, Where You Capitalise The First Letter Of Every Word? It's Very Annoying... Thanks :)
Kind Of <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.instructables.com/id/The-Ridiculously-Clever-Dock/">Done</a><br/>
i dont get it where did you get the paper strip for the tail??!!
okay, i'm completely lost after the third picture. it looks like you skipped a step, can you post better pictures and possibly more detailed written instructions. how am i returning the tab to it's original place?
i found this designe on the web awile a go and its one of the best, thanks for posting this - i forgot how to make it.
Maybe you have seen my instructable <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.instructables.com/id/EAHV672BPTEV2Z4R4P/">Avro Arrow</a><br/>
Cool Plane , Keep It Like That
Why are you capitalizing the first letter of every word? This isn't the title of a book.
Excuse Me , It's An Habit Of My School's Computer Class , See It I i'm Doing It Again , GOD

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