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Paper Airplane Contest 3 (Closed) Answered

In hopes of seeing more paper airplanes and innovative designers on Instructables.com, I have decided to host a third mini-contest. My goal is to stimulate the paper airplane channel and encourage more paper airplane builders to post their innovative designs.

For this contest, the specification is for a stunt plane.


1. Aircraft Requirements:

• Ability to perform a loop, wingover and/or a Cuban eight
• Durability to fly at least 15 flights
• Use of less than 15 inches (0.381 meters) of tape in construction
• Use of less than 5 pieces of 8.5 by 11 inch (A4) paper in construction

2. Instructables Requirements:
• 1 page strictly devoted to materials required in construction
• 1 page explaining how to fly the aircraft
• The instructable's license must be: "Attribution Non-commercial Share Alike (by-nc-sa)"
• This sentence and link must be displayed on your entry's intro page:
“This instructable is an entry in Paper Airplane Contest 3 (https://www.instructables.com/community/Paper-Airplane-Contest-3-Open/).”

For this contest I will award the publishers of the top 5 performing paper airplanes* one patch each. The first place winner will also receive a 3 month Pro membership. These patches will be medals (1st place, Patch with Gold Medal image and 3 month Pro membership; 2nd Place, Patch with Silver Medal image; 3rd Place, Patch with Bronze Medal Image; 4th Place, Patch with 4th Place lettering; 5th Place, Patch with 5th Place lettering).

*Multiple entries are allowed. To keep the distribution of patches wide however, each entrant can only win one prize.

How To Enter:
To enter this contest, you must send me a private message entitled “My Paper Airplane [Member Name Here]” with your instructable's URL included. I will then put the link and author's name onto a list on this topic under "Current Entries".

For this contest, I have decided that I will judge all the planes myself based on abilities. I have decided this way because I believe judging on performance rather than shape is a more objective approach.

The contest begins Monday, March 14, 2011 and ends Friday, April 8, 2011. Entries must be published before Friday, April 8, 2011. From April 8 to April 11, I will be judging all entries. I will announce the winners of the contest on Tuesday, April 12, 2011 and issue them their prizes Wednesday, April 13, 2011.



"The Outsider" (https://www.instructables.com/id/Ready-for-the-competition-The-Outsider/)


1st Place:


2nd Place:


*Unofficial name


The competition has closed and the winners have been announced.

Thank you to all who participated, and look out for Paper Airplane Contest 4 (PAC4) in the coming weeks! :D

Materials in the contest are paper, tape, and staples or paper clips.
No glue, and no wood please.

Thank you.

Remember, the sooner you enter, the more feedback you can potentially receive on the plane, enabling modifications as appropriate. This feedback is really important for winning!

Good luck to everyone!

i am entering the contest