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how do i build an aircraft out of paper that can stay up in the air for a long time and fly straight to its target? Answered

Hello everyone out there,

I would like to to design and construct a “flying” device. There are two design criteria for this device.

1. The device must stay in the air as long as possible.

2. The device must land as close as possible to a given target.


Each team must construct their device using any or all of the following materials.

Three sheets of 8½" x 11" paper

Adhesive tape

One 3" x 5" index card

Four paper clips

A pair of scissors

Amos Attigah



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orksecurity (author)2010-02-18

Hit a library. There are several good books of prize-winning paper airplane designs. If you're going to ask for help rather than trying to design your own, you might as well go right to the experts.

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Acepilot42 (author)2010-02-18

http://www.10paperairplanes.com/how-to-make-paper-airplanes/01-the-moth.html when done, bend the wings up more than shown in the picture. (dihedral, the airplane people term). to make it go TURN right, bend the right wing tip up. to make it TURN left, bend the left wing tip up. this plane will not barrel roll. to go up, bend both wing tips up. to go down, bend both down.

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