How to Make the Fastest Paper Airplane





Introduction: How to Make the Fastest Paper Airplane

About: Age: 15 Name: Tanner Grade: 10'th (sophomore) Now, you must realize that i created this account several years ago and I did not have the same hobbies, tastes and general knowledge that I have now. But even ...

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

Step 1: Fold in Half

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

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

Step 3: Fold the Cockpit Down

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

Step 4: Fold the 2nd Cockpit

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

Step 5: Make the First Folds of the Wings

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

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

Step 7: Ready for Takeoff!

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

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.

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2 Tips

I recommend folding the wings so that the match the other side of the wing

I recommend using a ruler to be certain your folds are as precise as possible.

3 Questions

Does it have to be 8.5x11 paper?

Name it loke this ur fav number,animal,and color. I got the 3 lavender unicorns!




Is it sposed to be heavy in the front


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.

Pretty good but not as good as it looks

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

can that thing even fly.

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

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

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

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. ??

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

very cool guys you should be happy for him