Introduction: The Ascender Paper Airplane

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In the video Robbie the Robot Lamp Demonstrates how to Fly The Ascender!

Here is a nice, simple paper airplane anyone can make.

Here is a link to print off some directions and template

Grab some paper and have some fun!

For over 800 FREE paper airplane designs, check out my site at

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Start with a copy of the plane, a scissors and a roll of clear tape.

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Fold the top of the paper down to the center line, and give it a good crease.

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Fold the left corner over to the vertical center line, and crease.

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Fold the right corner over to the vertical center line, and crease.

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Fold the top triangle down along the center line.

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Fold the left side over to and even with the right side.

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Cut out the "X" areas as shown, and recycle the scraps.

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Fold the top wing and tail to the left as shown.

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Flip over and fold the wing and tail to the right on the other side.

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Tape the nose closed.

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Pop the wings up a little, and throw it with a slight downwards angle, and watch The Ascender scale to new heights!


For Over 800 FREE paper airplane designs, check out my website at


coolo52 (author)2012-02-10

i love robbie the robot lamp

deanmackey (author)coolo522012-02-10

Glad you like him! here is a webpage with his vital info....

deanmackey (author)coolo522012-02-10

Glad you like him! here is a webpage with his vital info....

projectR (author)2010-10-29

thanks dude
i might make a cupple of adjustments though

deanmackey (author)projectR2010-12-08

Thanks! No problem, make all the changes you want! that is the best thing about paper airplanes....make a change, don't like it? then all you are out is a sheet of paper!
have fun!
dean :)

SpeedStrikerXLR (author)2010-01-30

 thats awsome..... I thought the robie lamp thing was a working robot... oh well

Sorry, it isn't...but I bought it at Lowe's some time might still be available there! 

Flumpkins (author)2008-06-25

I have that light :)

cheesekake22 (author)Flumpkins2009-10-18

 me to lol

reeding (author)2007-12-23

holy incredibly bad stop motion bat man try taking more pictures is wont be as skippy

shooby (author)reeding2009-01-27

Oh come on, it does the trick. This isn't a stop motion video instructable, it's a paper airplane making instructable, with some additional creative media.

batman96 (author)reeding2008-12-11

I agree (i am a stopmotionist)

redneckobsessed (author)2008-01-23

i dissagree...reeding! if ur soo smart... make an instrucible on how u make paper airplanes fly in stop motion! u did a good job teh flying plane

reeding (author)redneckobsessed2008-12-15

i don't really have a camera anymore

mario00 (author)2008-07-19


n8man (author)2008-06-11

how do you make the robot lamp

deanmackey (author)n8man2008-06-12

I did not make the lamp, sorry. I bought it. You can buy it too. There is a link for purchasing it thru amazon on my page here.

You also might be able to purchase it at Lowe's Hardware, if there is a store near you

FireCrazyAlchemist (author)2008-05-25

its like nooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

loggerhead (author)2008-03-31

the light guy looks like the pixar one

Lord Of Mystra (author)2007-11-21

I have that lamp!

uguy (author)2007-09-19

I've been making "descender" airplanes for years! lol

ich bin ein pyro (author)2007-09-18

i went to the link for 800 airplanes and all i saw was one......

Sorry to hear that, you didn't list which web site you went to, but there is a comprehensive list at both sites,


You have to navigate to the alphabetical pages, and some of the first web site is still under construction - I am switching over to a new site and adding more than just the name in the listing info.

I hope you return to check it out!
dean :)

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