Introduction: How to Make the Super StratoVulcan Paper Airplane

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Fast, long range and versatile, the Super StratoVulcan is a simple but capable development of the StratoVulcan paper airplane. The Super StratoVulcan is designed to be able to better operate at higher angles than its predecessor, and has reconfigured leading edges like the comparable Turbo Vulcan and AeroVulcan.

Being closely related to the StratoVulcan and being designed around the same time as the Turbo Vulcan and AeroVulcan, the Super StratoVulcan's development period was rather short due to its retention of most of its basis' configuration. Flight testing showed the aircraft's handling as docile, and it was allotted an instructable.

TAA USAF Designation: F292-7

Step 1: Materials

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

Step 2: Length and Nose Folding

Fold your paper in half length-wise. Then pull the paper down so that the crease stretches from the fold at the front you just made and the corner of the paper on the other side. Repeat on the other side. Once this is completed, pull the overhanging paper back above the center crease made earlier. Fold the edges of these sections down over the center crease as shown, then pull the triangular tip of the nose back over them.

Step 3: Fourth and Nose Folding

Fold the wingtips into the center and crease. Pull the nose to the trailing edge on the airfoil side. Use your ruler to measure back 1 inch from the resulting crease, then make another mark. After this is done, pull the nose back forward, stopping and creasing at the 1 inch mark you have just made. Unfold this new crease, then pull the leading edges inward as shown. Once they are folded pull the nose forward once again. With this done, fold the fuselage in half along the center crease.

Step 4: Wing, Canard and Winglet Folding

Fold down the canards whilst keeping their leading edges aligned with the nose to maintain an angle of incidence of zero degrees. Following this, fold down the wings at the fourth folds you made previously. Align the trailing edges of the wings with that of the fuselage to keep the angle of incidence at zero degrees. After this is finished, fold the wingtips down to the fourth folds.

Step 5: Taping

Apply tape to the nose above and below the canard, as well as to the LERX-wing joint. Then apply tape to the rear of the fuselage and over the wing root near the trailing edge. Once this has been done, apply tape to the canard folds to secure them to the fuselage. This will complete your Super StratoVulcan.

Step 6: Flight

Due to its comparable configuration, the Super StratoVulcan flies like the similar Turbo Vulcan paper airplane. Launches should be at neutral or positive attitudes at moderate to high speeds. A few test flights should be conducted at a variety of speeds to determine how much (if any) trim needs to be inputted. Additional applicable surfaces include flaps, elevators, ailerons, slats, flaperons, elevons, rudders, air brakes, canard trim and an "electronic warfare" tail. Enjoy!