Introduction: How to Make the StratoDart Paper Airplane

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Fast, long range, and extremely versatile, the StratoDart is an excellent plane for anyone in need of a paper airplane. Capable of both slow and high speed flight, the StratoDart can compete in both realms--while still flying to far away. It can also be easily modified into many new shapes and forms too. The StratoDart is a development of the "Nakamura Lock"/Super Dart paper airplane.

TAA USAF Designation: F137-1

Step 1: Materials

1 Piece of 8.5 by 11 inch Paper
Scissors (modifications only)

Step 2: Length and Corner Folding

Take your paper and fold it along its length. Then pull the corners in and fold them into the center.

Step 3: More Corner and Security Folding

Pull the top down along the bottom of the previous corner folds. After this is done, pull the corners in, however not as much as before making the nose blunt. Repeat on the other side. Then pull the triangle up towards the nose over the two folds.

Step 4: Wing Folding

From the previous orientation, fold the aircraft along its center line. Then pull the leading edge down to the bottom of the aircraft along the center line. Repeat on the other side. Then pull the paper down again from the very front parallel to the first wing fold to the back of the airplane. After you complete these procedures, let your plane sit open.

Step 5: Taping

Tape your StratoDart at its rear, and at its security fold. It should then be completed.

Step 6: Flight

Like its predecessor, the Super Dart, the StratoDart is a fast, long range, multi-role paper airplane. When launching the StratoDart, throw it with moderate speed and force. This will give you long range and high speed flights.

Because of its gull wing shape, there is no fuselage tip on nose--instead the leading edge of the wing. There is also more wing area, provisions for flaps and more mounting possibilities. The large section in the back can be modified to accomodate a bomb bay or "electronic warfare tail".