Step 1: Materials
Your materials for this "daunting" task include a standard piece of 8 1/2" by 11" piece of paper (or any other size for that matter, you can do this with anything) and optionally something to crease your paper with to ensure nice clean folds.
Step 2: The First Folds
The fold will become the bottom of the plane.
Step 3: Making the Nose
Take the corner of one of the sides of the plane and fold it down towards the middle crease. Repeat this action on the other side.
Next you take the edge of the fold you just made and repeat your action by folding it so it is parallel to the middle crease. Once again repeat for both sides.
Optionally you can use the ruler on this step to crease your folds so they are much cleaner and crisper. Nicer folds produce a higher quality and symmetric airplane.
When you have finished these four folds, fold the plane along the middle crease so that both the sides match up.
Step 4: Folding the Wings
It may sound complicated in writing, but the pictures seem to help.
Step 5: Fly!
In order to properly fly the plane, you must hold it by the bottom portion and throw it with the nose pointing slightly up. The exact position to throw it is really a matter of personal preference, you'll find a good position eventually.
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