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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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Step 1: Step 1

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

Step 2: Step 2

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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
coolo523 years ago
i love robbie the robot lamp
deanmackey (author)  coolo523 years ago
Glad you like him! here is a webpage with his vital info....

deanmackey (author)  coolo523 years ago
Glad you like him! here is a webpage with his vital info....

projectR4 years ago
thanks dude
i might make a cupple of adjustments though
deanmackey (author)  projectR4 years ago
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 :)
 thats awsome..... I thought the robie lamp thing was a working robot... oh well
deanmackey (author)  SpeedStrikerXLR5 years ago
Sorry, it isn't...but I bought it at Lowe's some time might still be available there! 
Flumpkins7 years ago
I have that light :)
 me to lol
reeding7 years ago
holy incredibly bad stop motion bat man try taking more pictures is wont be as skippy
shooby reeding6 years ago
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.
I agree (i am a stopmotionist)
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
i don't really have a camera anymore
mario006 years ago
n8man7 years ago
how do you make the robot lamp
deanmackey (author)  n8man7 years ago
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
its like nooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
loggerhead7 years ago
the light guy looks like the pixar one
I have that lamp!
uguy7 years ago
I've been making "descender" airplanes for years! lol
i went to the link for 800 airplanes and all i saw was one......
deanmackey (author)  ich bin ein pyro7 years ago
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 :)