Introduction: How to Make the Skycruiser Paper Airplane

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A fast, long range and simple flying wing, the Skycruiser is a more compact version of the Skystreak.

TAA USAF Designation: A75-1

Step 1: Materials

1 Piece of 8.5 by 11 inch Paper


Step 2: Fourth Folding

Fold the paper along its width. Then fold it in half again, to result in fourths. Then open the paper. You should have a paper divided into four.

Step 3: Counterweight Folding

To fold your Skycruiser's counterweight, first align your paper so it is sitting lengthwise. Then fold the paper down 1 inch at a time to the width half fold. You should end up folding the paper about 6 times.

Step 4: Cut the Vertical Fins

Fold your paper up in half and begin your cut 1 inch from the rear. Then cut into the wing an inch at a thirty degree angle.

Step 5: Fold the Fins and Tape the Counterweight

First, fold the two fins in so they parallel the paper's center fold (you can check this by aligning their trailing edges with the rear of the wing). Then, tape the counterweight to the wing with a piece of tape.

Step 6: Flight

Like many flying wing paper airplanes, the Skycruiser may have special needs. To fly this airplane, you cannot throw it but instead slowly push it forward in the air as you launch it. 

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