Introduction: How to Make the Pancake Paper Airplane
Equipped with retractable landing gear, and related to the "Nose Heavy" paper airplane; the Pancake is the next upgrade to anyone's paper air force.
TAA USAF Designation: F5U-7
Step 1: Materials
1 Piece of 8.5 by 11 inch paper
Step 2: Corner Fold
You take the corner and fold it down to the side then repeat on the other side.
Then you tuck in the fold.
Step 3: Fold the Nose Down
Fold the nose down to the current line of the airfoil.
Step 4: Fold the Landing Gear
Fold what will later become the landing gear into the nose weight.
Step 5: Half Fold
Fold your aircraft along its center. Then fold it's wings down.
Keep the gear flaps free while folding the wings down.
Step 6: Winglet Fold
Fold the winglets up on each side.
Step 7: Landing Gear Fold
Fold the landing gear by gently folding the paper into the shown slats.
Step 8: Taping
Now you tape the various parts of your aircraft together.
Step 9: Flight
Your F5U-7 Pancake is ready for takeoff, just decorate.
12 years ago on Step 2
i dont understand... tuck the fold?
Reply 12 years ago on Step 2
Yes, it should cover itself as it does in the first picture of the next step.