Introduction: Fighter Jet Paper Airplane
-This paper airplane is a great project for people with extra time in-between classes or even if you are bored at home. This specific paper airplane is awesome because it looks like a fighter jet and it actually flys great too.
-While making these folds for this project, make sure that you are makeing them as symmetric as possible. Also, it will help if you use your nail to further flatten your folds. These two things will ensure a good flying paper airplane.
-8.5" X 11" paper (printer paper preferred)
-Printer paper is recommended over regular notebook paper because printer paper is more durable and not as thin. Also, carpenter paper would probably be too heavy and the plane would not fly as good.
Step 1: Main Center Fold
-Fold the sheet perfectly in half horizontally.
-Make sure you do not fold vertically, otherwise your airplane will look a little small.
-This fold is just a reference line so you can line up the next fold, and to ensure perfect symmetry.
Step 2: Main Nose Fold's
-Fold the two corners inward so that they meet perfectly with where your main center fold line is.
-Again fold the two corners of your recently folded sides to the main center line.
-You should end up with a pointy nose.
Step 3: Nose Fold (part 2)
-Fold the nose all the way down horizontally to the very edge of the paper.
-Then fold it at the main center line to create the two sides of the plane.
Step 4: Nose Fold (part 3)
-Fold top left and right corners of the nose towards the center line, making it parallel with that line.
-Make sure you don’t fold it all the way down to the center line though.
-lay out flat so you can see the pointy nose piece again.
Step 5: Final Nose Fold
-Fold the pointy nose piece upwards, so that it lays over the two folds in the previous step.
-Make sure the folds in he previous step do not move and stay where they are.
-Flip over and fold on the main center line.
Step 6: Wings
-Fold the one piece downwards toward the centerline creating a place to hold the airplane when you throw it.
-Repeat on the other side.
-Create fins by folding the ends of the wings toward the center line.
-Make sure these fins aren’t over an inch.
-If they do exceed over an inch, the plane will not fly very good.
Step 8: Try It Out
-Pinch onto the main center line and unfold the wings to make them perpendicular.
-Warm up your arm, and give it a good throw. (If it is not flying right, you might have to re-fold to make sure everything is symmetric.)