Introduction: Sturdy Paper Airplane Tutorial

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In this tutorial, you will learn how to make a very sturdy airplane design which will fly surprisingly well. You will need:

-2 pieces of printer paper


-Marker, Pencils, Ect. For decoration.

Step 1: Step 1

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Take your 2 pieces of paper, and make sure they are aligned AS PERFECTLY AS POSSIBLE. If not, it may not fly as well. Then, make a line down the middle as shown in the picture. This will be there to make sure step 2's fold is nice and even.

Step 2: Step 2

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Now to do the first folds. Like most paper airplanes, fold the top 2 corners towards the line made in step one. Make sure they are lined up good!

Step 3: Step 3

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Now, fold it all towards the line made in step 1, like with any paper airplane.

Step 4: Step 4

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After you do that, open it up and fold in the corners again. You may see that the edges at the bottom paper may be uneven. This is common, and won't affect the flight of the plane too much.

Step 5: Step 5

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Fold it all in half.

Step 6: Step 6

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Open it up again, and fold the point inward. It's fun to experiment with how far it goes back and see how it affects the flight. Experiment a bit and see which fold back is the best for flight.

Step 7: Step 7

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Fold in half, and fold the tips of the wings up for in flight stabilization. Make sure they are even! The photo is false, sorry, the tips must be facing up! If they are down the plane will not fly straight. If they face up, you're good.

Step 8: Step 8

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Fold the sides to make wings. I suggest angling them up so that the air angles it up, increasing distance.

Step 9: Step 9

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Take your scissors, and cut one small rectangle out of each wing. Then, angle it up. As in step 8, it helps increase flight distance. Make it as even as possible!

Step 10: Step 10

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Go outside and fly!

Step 11: Thank You!

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