Introduction: Supersonic Glider

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A paper glider that can keep both children and adults occupied for hours.  Have fun!!

- 8.5" x 11" or A4 size paper
- Hard, flat, dry surface
- Your fingers
- 60 seconds
- Your inner child

Step 1: Orient Paper

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Place the paper on the hard surface.  The side you want on top of the wings should be face down.

Step 2: Fold Length-wise

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Fold in half length-wise.

Step 3: Form Point

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Bring the top corners down until they meet over the center crease.  

The inside edges should be flush and over the center crease.

Step 4: Fold Down Point

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Bring down the top point and crease the paper.

Step 5: Connect the Corners

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Bring the top corners to the center crease again, but this time without making the inside edges flush with one another. 

The corners should connect above the downward point in the center.

Different distances from the point will create different flight patterns.  Try a few!

Step 6: Lock in Wings

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Fold up the downward point as far as it will go without folding the wings and crease.

Step 7: Flip Over

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Flip the plane while keeping all folds intact.

Step 8: Fold Up

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Fold up half of the glider on the line of symmetry.

Step 9: Fold Down

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Finalize the wing by bringing the outer edge down flush with the lower edge and crease.  Flip and repeat on other wing.

Step 10: Grip and Take-off!

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Grip glider on small triangle and launch!  Try different speeds, angles, and styles of flicking your wrist to discover its true potential.


TheAmazingMaker (author)2014-08-10

Nicely done!

thorax13 (author)2011-09-28

Thanks! This is my first experience with the site, but it's impressive. I missed the "paper airplane category, but it's added now.

OrigamiAirEnforcer (author)2011-09-28

Excellent for a first instructable! You may want to even put in the "paper airplane" category too... :)

scoochmaroo (author)2011-09-28

That's a good looking fold!

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