Introduction: How to Make the Fastest Paper Airplane

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This is how to make the fastest paper airplane I've ever seen. I call it the Eagle.

Step 1: Fold in Half

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This is an easy step. Just fold an 8.5 x 11" sheet of paper in half down the center like pictured, and then open it up again so that it lays flat.

Step 2: Fold the Cockpit

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Fold the cockpit of your paper airplane so that the flap corners meet at the center line.

Step 3: Fold the Cockpit Down

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Fold the cockpit down so that the point lines up with the center fold line.

Step 4: Fold the 2nd Cockpit

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Fold your second cockpit by folding your tow flaps down like the 2nd step.

Step 5: Make the First Folds of the Wings

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Fold another two flaps down to the center of the plane.

Starting to look like a real paper airplane now!

Step 6: The Second Folds of the Wings

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Flip the airplane over and fold each side in to line up with the center fold of the plane.

Step 7: Ready for Takeoff!

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Flip the plane over one last time and open up the folds so that you have the 'body' of the plane to hold on to (like pictured).

You are now ready for a test flight.

To fly well, fly inside and throw as hard as you can.


Step 8: Bonus Step

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If you want your paper airplane to go even further, put a paperclip on the forward body of the plane. The weight will help it fly farther.


savalos1 made it! (author)2018-01-11

i used construction paper.It went super fast.

savalos1 (author)2018-01-11

Thanks for posting your instructable. I've was able to follow your steps by steps by just looking at the pictures. I am not someone who can easily make something bu just looking at pictures. It took me 5 mins tops to make one.

gabrielajuarez1234 (author)2017-12-14

it came out looking bad but flies very far and fast

jema53b made it! (author)2017-12-01

it's thick and doesn't fly the straightest but it's good enough.

savage.jace (author)2017-11-30

pretty lit

sexyooleg17 (author)2017-10-30


mightymouse1234 (author)2017-10-12

I made it tysm

WHITEREVELATOR (author)2017-08-08

Pretty good but not as good as it looks

Everett is dat boi made it! (author)2017-06-19

soooooooooooooooooooo cool

Parislover (author)2017-04-29

It looked cool

Linliping made it! (author)2017-03-25


RichardRichyRich made it! (author)2017-02-20

I Made It! It really is fast!

douglas.buie589 (author)2017-02-14

I made one

dragonblood1357 (author)2016-12-28

i like thought of this first and they copied me so thats not cool

Kimnorwood (author)2016-07-28

I made this to show you guys

TerranceW5 (author)Kimnorwood2016-12-12

can that thing even fly.

unicorn0615 (author)TerranceW52016-12-14

duh. yes. with wind.

TerranceW5 (author)2016-12-12

I'm a pro at paper airplanes and I made that one along time a

ROBONERD123 (author)2016-11-16

I have a project on paper planes, and we have to make one for speed, distance, and hang time, hope this works!

DrPepepperBoss00 (author)2016-09-12

ive made the one you showed since i was 5 and recently sense getting into high school i got a interest in them a bit more so i learned this one type called "the Hammer" its a bit more complicated but defiantly a thousand times better u should look it up if u are disappointed in this one or just want to get more complicated paper airplanes

A complete WINNER (author)2016-09-07

My younger grade 3 cousin was entering in a 'Gliding Paper Plane Contest.' I helped him build a fast plane and we built this! AND OOOMMMMGGG he won!!!!!! He won a BUCKET full of jelly beans and gave 2 cups full to me for helping him. ??


Ibn Danish made it! (author)2016-05-27

Thanks for your help, my little brother wants a paper plane and i don't know how to make a good one. Thanks for the help.

stitch9087 (author)Ibn Danish2016-06-21

omg making planes are easy ive been making them since i was four and im twerlve now

Ibn Danish (author)stitch90872016-06-21

Hehe, i actually can make one but sometimes when it flies it banks

Ibn Danish (author)Ibn Danish2016-06-21

I'm 12 too :D

petethepunisher200mph (author)2016-05-18

ifound this very help full . my young nephew want a fast paper plane. this one is fast. Thanks Pete The Punisher.

JohnG377 (author)2016-05-12

very cool guys you should be happy for him

JackW111 (author)2016-05-11


schiedo (author)2016-05-02

it was good for tricks

ejrj made it! (author)2016-04-29

i made the plane but i do not like it's speed

AliT51 made it! (author)2016-04-14

I've made it but I'm a little disappointed of its speed

HockeyKiwi48 made it! (author)2016-03-10

Awesome ??

hart342 (author)2016-03-02


lacramioara (author)2016-01-13


Lacramioara Georgescu, Romania, Europe

Nayseth12 (author)lacramioara2016-01-14


mubarako (author)Nayseth122016-02-28

this is my best

mubarako (author)Nayseth122016-02-28

this is my best

mubarako (author)Nayseth122016-02-28

cool i love it too

mubarako (author)Nayseth122016-02-28

cool i love it too

The Flynn (author)2010-11-13

This is imposoble!

Bakri4 (author)The Flynn2015-09-07

not to be mean or anything but that's not how you spell impossible the flynn

mubarako (author)Bakri42016-02-28

mubarako (author)Bakri42016-02-28

brookester (author)Bakri42016-02-25

that was mean and you forgot to put a captilization in flynn

mubarako (author)brookester2016-02-28

its just so fast

brookester (author)The Flynn2016-02-25

not if you follow all the directions

madden mobile (author)2015-11-24


brookester (author)madden mobile2016-02-25

did you finsh this air plane

jtrim made it! (author)2016-02-13

Brett good but you need a A4 piece of paper I had an A5

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