Today I will be showing you how to make what is quite possibly the best paper airplane ever.
It is extremely versatile and easy to fold. What do I mean by versatile? I mean that it can be a glider, stunt, or dart, all by changing the throwing methods and almost nothing else*. So, without further ado I present The Hybrid!
WARNING: This is an Instructable on how to make something that flies! Be afraid! Be very very afraid! No not really, just careful. And remember, I am not responsible for any injuries or very angry hamsters.
Step 1: Stuff You'll Need
- A sheet of paper (8.5 x 11)
- Some tape or preferably a paperclip (not shown)
- A pencil
- A ruler (not shown)
- At least one hand (works better with two)
When you have procured all of the listed items (Sort of hard for the hand if you don't have one already) please proceed to the next step.
Step 2: The Beginning Folds
Step 3: The Nose
Step 4: The Nose, Continued
Step 5: The Wings
et cetera, et cetera.
Step 6: The Dihedral
Step 7: Done!
Dart: Keep the paperclip and throw it hard at any angle between 0 and 45 degrees.
Glider: Get rid of the paperclip and throw it softly at any angle between 0 and 45 degrees.
Stunt: I haven't experimented much with this since I don't use stunt planes much, but as far as I have seen, just throw it any way that's not the way to throw it as a dart or a glider.
Have fun and be sure to like & comment!