Introduction: How to Make the Best Paper Airplane the Harrier

in this Instructable I will show you how to make a really good paper airplane i have pondered and wondered if this is really the best but i have recently done some tests and my conclusion was that yes this was the best paper airplane. the farthest i have gotten this plane to go is 112 feet!!!

Step 1: Fold in Half

Fold in half so that the longer sides are perpendicular and are the closest to being in half.

Step 2: Fold the Cockpit

fold the cockpit so that it kind of looks like an arrow if those flaps aren't perfectly aligned that is o.k. for that is what makes the fly so well.

Step 3: Fold the Cockpit Down

fold the cockpit down so that the ends of the arrow thing are at the edge.

Step 4: Fold Part of the Arrow Down Again

fold part of the arrow down so that there is roughly a half an inch left down.

Step 5: Fold the 1/2 Inch Upward

it's simple just fold the 1/2 inch little flap up.

Step 6: Now Fold the Half Up

fold the plane in half so that the 1/2 inch flap is on the bottom.

Step 7: Fold the Wings

no fold the wings so that the wings come to the bottom and the bottom of the plane is quite slanted

Step 8: Fold the Wings Up for You're Plane

now you have you're finished plane if it flies down fold the back of the wings up but your plane should fly really well hold the plane where your 1/2 inch flap and hold it slightly upward.

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romanr53 made it!(author)2017-05-26

my gf beat me at making this

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Parislover made it!(author)2017-05-01

TY

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blubber made it!(author)2008-02-29

people make all these different airplanes but i reckon the classic is still the best ill still vote you though coz the other guy didnt make it up everyone knows how to make the classic

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Parislover made it!(author)2017-04-28

why is your name blubber cause I love that name❤️

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duck-lemon made it!(author)2008-04-07

Do you by any chance have the dangerous book fort boys by Dan and Hal Iggulden?

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Parislover made it!(author)2017-04-28

I dont sorry but u don't need it

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starwarsfreak101 made it!(author)2010-02-16

uhm, i do.

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StormD made it!(author)2012-04-11

When I was in 5th grade, my uncle showed me how to make this plane, and my friend and I used to have contests flying them out on the playground at lunch. Our best results came from stacking a neatly folded one with slightly wider wings on top of a more sloppy plane with a narrower wingspan and throwing the stack at a steep upward angle into the wind. The extra mass of the second plane helped us get more inertia and altitude, and then when they separated, the "launcher" would generally spiral down in a nosedive, while the "glider" would soar beautifully across the soccer field. On a good day with just the right breeze and a lucky thermal, we managed flights well over a hundred yards (clear from one end of the soccer pitch past the other). Thanks for resurrecting these memories!

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Parislover made it!(author)2017-04-28

cool nobody cares

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AceGamer02 made it!(author)2015-03-31

hi was great help

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Parislover made it!(author)2017-04-28

yeah it was

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Schyler+Shutler made it!(author)2016-09-13

this plane worked great I am in a science class and we are building planes and seeing which goes farther this plane won and I love it.

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Parislover made it!(author)2017-04-28

Same about the Sceince class we are in Science Class but we didn't do a compittion

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Parislover made it!(author)2017-04-28

hey my airplane was awesome

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paper+air+plane+pro made it!(author)2015-11-10

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paper+air+plane+pro made it!(author)2015-11-10

this is so coooool

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JoshuaJ7 made it!(author)2015-08-14

very good

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AceGamer02 made it!(author)2015-03-31

This*

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whysopsy made it!(author)2013-03-15

yo! this plane may look awkward to you but it actually looks cool to me. i tried this plane out and it was the best plane i had ever made!! thx X0

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Marik+I. made it!(author)2012-06-03

Can you reccomend a good way to throw this plane. When I throw it, the plane always curves to the side.

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yocum137 made it!(author)2012-04-11

It's got a Kline-Fogelman airfoil which is what makes it fly so well.

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dumle made it!(author)2012-04-11

I used to live on the 10th floor and have tested many paper planes on windy and non-windy days. Believe it or not; on a windy day, there is no folded paper plane that beats an unfolded paper for the distance and flight time.

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georgeinaplant made it!(author)2012-03-13

this iz a wicked plane

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runrun1311 made it!(author)2012-02-14

It flies slow and smooth, like a Hanglider

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Kickstart79 made it!(author)2010-12-04

Its called the nakumora lock after mr nakumora its inventer. not the harrier or the hammer.

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paperairplanecreator made it!(author)2011-10-24

Mhm. I've seen lots of people take this design and rename it like the "harrier" or "the eastern star".

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mayor+mc+cheese made it!(author)2010-11-13

i love paper air planes

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xgenisen made it!(author)2010-02-10

 This airplane is awesome! I found that when u fold the wings if u leave 1/2" at the front and 2" at the back, it flies even better! still AMAZING instructable. 5 stars!!!!

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iluvrunescape made it!(author)2008-11-25

thats cheap!!!you got it from the "encyoclopedia of immaturity" book!

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napalm008 made it!(author)2008-04-08

i do not but one of my freinds does.

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boisei0 made it!(author)2008-03-16

Ah, the Harrier: the best paper plane in the world, the record of this plane is 5 km and 346 meters(!!!). I know, quite much, but it's real!

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thegunthing made it!(author)2008-03-04

i must say, this is the best paper airplane i have seen on all of instructables. Flies great, looks great, what else can i ask for?

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b2j2 made it!(author)2008-03-02

I remember making one of these about sixty years ago. The teacher was writing on the blackboard (back turned to class). The plane went around the room twice, then out the window!

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napalm008 made it!(author)2008-02-29

ya it does fly well really well (not to brag) and if any 1 else wants to enter i wish you all good luck.

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Dr.Paj made it!(author)2008-02-29

Wow, I just saw this contest, I would have entered this EXACT AIRPLANE, but I guess going to a jazz contest let you pull ahead.

By the way, this is definitely one of the better airplane designs (if you get it right it flies forever*)

*Forever=less than 1 mile*

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napalm008 made it!(author)2008-02-29

well i kind of can i did a test it out i had 20 different paper airplanes that were claimed that they were the best i flew them 3 times each (3rd times the charm) and this one won both of my tests the longest one aflight and the farthest thrown but still there could be a better one out there.

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GorillazMiko made it!(author)2008-02-29

You can't actually guarantee" that it is the best, but it is pretty good.
I use this method a lot.

Darn, you beat me to posting this Instructable... <.<

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GorillazMiko made it!(author)2008-02-29

Wait up buddy... this Instructables doesn't count. You have to add in a 30 second or less video of it flying. :-)

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triplebirch made it!(author)2008-02-29

I was thinking about entering this one. And yes, it is the BEST!

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ericsnapple made it!(author)2008-02-29

Nooooo...... I was just about to enter this. .\ /. grrr... Good job though, although, when I make mine, I fold it 1/3 of the way up. Also, where's the video? And YES, this is the best design. Ever.

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