Step 3: Straight fold

Now fold the bottom part upwards. This puts a fold exactly where the rectangular piece of paper may be cut to make it into a square one.

The body of the plane is folded from this large square piece.

The smaller rectangular piece becomes the tail.
Mine doesn't fly...it just flops to the ground. I made it exactly how i saw it in the video and it looks just like it.
A4 size paper huh !!!!!!
The music in the video... it motivates me... :3
so...about the rec. piece...do i..just...stick it in there...lol
lol my stepdad taught me that one like 4 years ago, hes 53, he knows alot of the original paper airplane designs and this plane is a good one, at my school i threw it and it landed on the public library 5 blocks away( NOT A LIE) i have people who can vouch
...... i have never had a paper plane fly even close to that far..... and i have to ask you this.......sir......are you jesus!?
have u posted any??????????
i saw the same paper plane on different site! its under the titlw of worlds best paper plane! any wayz its a good out dooR!
 my dad makes a better air planes
This plane is way to big for inside of a house...<br /> Unless you r Bill Gates<br />
my dad makes these =D<br /> but my design (completely different) is better :P<br />
what the hell!<br /> It is&nbsp; newspaper ?<br />
You Rock man!Your plane is awesome and I got famous in my grade becauseof it.<br />
look cousins :D this plane and a variation of the swallow
i dont want to ruin the tradition but would it work with a sheet of line-d notebook paper?
i cant wait to try bluiding it cuz my friend makes oragamis and planes alot and i dont think he no's this 1 so im gonna brag for a while lol
The "magic" fold, for those inept in the arts (or non-paper airplane nerds), is called the squash fold.
how old are you neelandan?
Old enough.
Just received the prize (for max page views) today. T-shirt, Pilot's License and stickers.
i like the Harry Potter humour
heehee! I like the video. How did you get your hands to be edited as invisible? What program did you use? [and the flying segment of the video, as well]
I have a post in the forum detailing the process of creating the video. Read it here: <a href="http://www.instructables.com/forum/Paper-airplane-videography/">http://www.instructables.com/forum/Paper-airplane-videography/</a><br/><br/>The programs I used are listed here in my instructable: <a href="http://www.instructables.com/id/Time-lapse-movies/">http://www.instructables.com/id/Time-lapse-movies/</a><br/>
oh an by the way umm...precious_sweetie_4u he's using fishing line you can see it reflecting from the light
put this on toss it!
Vid = lawl<br/>
What size paper, 8.5"x11" or something else?
I measured the magazine. It is 27 cm x 20 cm.
cool! i make something like this and ill get a pic up of it
I need help on step 12 i'm confused
Maybe I'll put that bit in the video ...
Pretty cool. Did you have to scan each step to take a picture? I find that... very annoying and long. :P<br/><br/>Great job, might try it out.<br/><br/><sub>You have to have a 30 second or less video of it in flight.</sub><br/>
Yes, compared to a video of the process, scanning the steps is tedious. But I find that the best imaging device I have now is the scanner, and my best pictures come from the scanner. Perhaps I have yet to learn to use the digital camera effectively. I am working on the video, and hope to get it posted sometime before the deadline. Thanks for the encouragement.
it works. even though it took me a bit of time to figure out the picture...
kind of good....
i built it and it worked very well.

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