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

Picture of Fuselage

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

Step 2: Wings and Body

Picture of Wings and Body

see pictures

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

Step 3: Assembly

Picture of Assembly

put both together!

Step 4: TOSS IT!

Picture of 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.


sherzadherki (author)2017-07-06

I can not follow the steps in the video

the poodleo (author)2011-07-27

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.

OtakuF (author)the poodleo2015-07-01

I agree with this dude ^ ...

Even if i might be 3 years out...

angryrobot17 (author)2013-06-26

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

legoman111 (author)2013-03-22

Where. Is the video?

legoman111 (author)2013-03-22

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!!!!!

mikedude524 (author)2011-05-17

Anyone know how to cut letter paper to A4 proportioned?

legoman111 (author)mikedude5242011-05-22

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

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

My bad.

koroliov (author)legoman1112011-06-07

An A4 sheet is 210x297mm, which is 8.27x11.70 in. The ratio of the A4 length to A4 width is exactly the square root of 2 - which is one of the huge advantages of the international ISO paper standards (A4, A5, etc.) over North American formats (letter, legal, etc.) - when folding, say, an A4 sheet in half you get A5 sheet, with exactly the same ratio - the square root of 2, so the proportions (ratio of length over width) are invariant.

So, if you start with a letter size paper (8.5x11 in), cut off a strip along the longer side so that the width becomes even narrower, namely 7.78 in (= 11/sqrt(2)). This way you get a little smaller version of the A4 size paper (7.78x11 in) but with the same proportions.

Thundermoon99 (author)2012-08-18

i love how your walls change colors :)

bilal sardar (author)2009-06-08

you also failed in filming. i cant see a thing, how did you toss it you did it flied nothing! you are a very bad instructour!

no your just blind

yapoyo (author)bilal sardar2012-07-04

I only agree with you because you are a sardar.

 And you? You are a very bad speaker!

If instructables had a "like" button I'd press it

Tommy9598 (author)bilal sardar2010-10-16

It flew, it will fly if you did everything correctly, mine flew nicely and if you were wondering how to toss it, go to STEP4: TOSS IT

yapoyo (author)2012-07-04

Try throwing the whole wing (don't cut the wings to final shape) and throw it around. Itflies!

lkuziez9680 (author)2011-11-20

looks great overall but it is really hard to follow, (sadly) you don't give enough instructions and your video is way to fast

Zach the Man (author)lkuziez96802012-06-29


tutdude98 (author)2012-02-27

nice plane but try to do it slower

asiju (author)2011-11-30

stop doin the video fast man!!! you'll smoke your ears!!!!

i am your father (author)2011-11-04

me perdi en el paso 12

carlchipsanders (author)2011-08-04

so can it break the sound barrier?

xintus (author)2011-06-30

Pretty cool...
I done this plane about a dozen times for ny nephews and every single time it flies straight, it's awesome...

xintus (author)2011-06-24

I'm still amaze who good it flies...

endeavourkid (author)2011-04-06

So cool

legoman111 (author)2011-03-15

i think i get this step!!

bobbubbles (author)2011-03-05

man, u need better pics...

u dam right (author)2011-03-07

im stuck on tha first one $$$$$$

bobbubbles (author)2011-03-05

i suggest u use a toothpick at the nose to stop it from bending...

bobbubbles (author)2011-03-05

wat the, far out!!!!!

bobbubbles (author)2011-03-05

wat r the angles 4 this plane, :'(
i hav to guess everything

Mac1997 (author)2011-02-25

rubbish instructions

Sekiha_tenkyoken (author)2011-01-04

Might I just say that I've completed many more models witha many more steps that were much more complex, but i find this im possibly difficult due to terrible instructions.

inergy (author)2010-12-23

Terrible instructions. 0.1*

legoman111 (author)2010-12-08

please put better instructions

legoman111 (author)2010-12-08

i got stuck on step 1

Tommy9598 (author)2010-10-16

wow, this is da bom! it flew so well, this is gonna win for sure, btw, great design

Tommy9598 (author)2010-10-16

Step 8?

Matrix-technician (author)2010-07-26

Dude, how the heck do you do step 2?!?!?!?! The paper is flat in step 1 then it's raised up randomly in step 2!!

Dry1Ice (author)2010-05-08

dude, slllloooowwwww down with the vid instructions.

nitram2000 (author)2010-02-14

I got stuck on step 2

Ikhlaas14 (author)2010-02-10

 i succeeded! Buf it doesnt fly!!!!!!

Isurvival (author)2010-01-26

I gone until the 6th step, then these bloody instructions stopped me. I think it is a good plane, but if you dont show, how did you made it-then i can't do it. So this is worthless...

king yoshi (author)2010-01-25

tried tried got frustrated then ate the paper 

once you started with the bull clips i was so lost

pradox (author)2009-12-21

im still stuck on step 1

nomadpenguin (author)2009-11-29


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