Paper Fighter (yes It Flies)





Introduction: Paper Fighter (yes It Flies)

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Make a lifelike and realistic fighter plane that actually flies!
Impress your friends, your dog/cat and yourself
need: 2 A4papers, 15 mins and some SKILLZ only

You will need:

2 A4 papers
Stapler, ruler, pencil
Above average skills at paper planes
5 minutes upward


Fold precisely, even half a millimeter makes a dfference
All folds symetrical except for the nose fold over
Use crisp paper without punched holes etc..

Step 1: Fuselage

See pictures
note. easy steps are skipped (quite obvious)

Step 2: Wings and Body

see pictures

note. 95% of this plane can be folded by aligning to previous folds somehow

Step 3: Assembly

put both together!

Step 4: TOSS IT!

Hold as shown in picture, Index at the end, thumb and 4th at each side, toss forward!


Rubberband launch is preferred

USE 2 rubber bands in series and pull back gently, sudden acceleration will kill the plane and it will fall like a dead bird

Using low gsm paper for the wings and high gsm paper for the body gives Exellent results
Aim 5 to 40 degrees to horizon

Inspiration from countless hours of boring school lessons, can fly and glide somewhat for above 20 metres (what do ya expect) if done correctly

Video is an attempt to fly it, will post more video if i can get better video

Step 5: Video

video proof of hand launchability, although not as awesoms as rubber bands.



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    I can not follow the steps in the video

    ok, its a nice model, but i have no idea how to build this. just because the people making this are supposed to have "above average paper airplane making skills" doesn't mean that you should show us one picture for every six folds. Even the first step is not "quite obvious." it's still a nice model, just a bad instructable.

    I agree with this dude ^ ...

    Even if i might be 3 years out...

    mines is from one whole section but yours has more detail :)

    I've waste 2 or 3 sheets of paper trying to make the fuselage!!!! JUST 'CAUSE YOU SAY YOU NEED SKILLS DOESN'T MEAN THAT THE PLANE STEPS ARE OBVIOUS!!!!!

    Anyone know how to cut letter paper to A4 proportioned?

    i'm pretty sure that A4 paper is 8.5x11 in.

    No, A4 is slightly larger than letter, Letter is 8.5x11 in.