Introduction: How to Make the Turbo Ultraceptor Paper Airplane

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Fast, long range and simple, the Turbo Ultraceptor is an improved variant of the original Ultraceptor paper airplane. The Turbo Ultraceptor was designed to have better performance than its basis.

Development of the Turbo Ultraceptor began following the development of similar advancements implemented on the Simple Vulcan and HyperVulcan paper airplanes, advanced variants of the original Vulcan. The Turbo Ultraceptor features a comparable canard configuration to these aircraft, and so when they were found to fly well with the alterations, an existing Ultraceptor was converted for testing with similar modifications. This aircraft became a prototype for the Turbo Ultraceptor and tested well. Following its testing, the aircraft was approved for publication.

TAA USAF Designation: F300-2

Step 1: Materials

1 Piece of 8.5 by 11 inch Paper

Step 2: Width and Canard Folding

Fold the paper in half along its width. Then on one of the halves, fold the corner down to the center fold. Then repeat on the other side. Once the creases have been established, unfold each. Then fold the paper folds into themselves as shown. Then fold again. Once this is finished, unfold the paper. Then flip the paper and pull these creases in toward the center whilst continuing to pull the corner folds over. Then pull the trailing edges of the overhanging corner folds in toward the center crease. After this is done, pull the nose down as shown.

Step 3: Airfoil and Canard Folding

Unfold the previous corner folds, and fold their forward edges to the previous crease. Then refold the previous fold. Then fold the nose back down as shown. After this is done, open the nose fold as shown, then make the folds as pictured. Tuck these folds into themselves, then into the nose flap as you fold it back down again.

Step 4: Canard, Wing and Winglet Folding; Taping

Fold the aircraft in half, then fold the canards down. After the canards are folded, fold the wings immediately above them. Align the trailing edges with those of the fuselage to maintain an angle of incidence of zero degrees. Measure 0.75 inches in from the edge of the wingtip indicated on each side. Align the straight edges with those of the rest of the wing and fold, creasing at the mark. Tape at the front, back, across the wing roots near the rear and behind the canards.

Step 5: Flight

Owing to its almost complete commonality with the original Ultraceptor, the Turbo Ultraceptor shares most of its flight characteristics. The Turbo Ultraceptor can be launched at a negative, neutral or positive attitudes at moderate to high speed. Additional applicable surfaces include flaps, elevators, ailerons, slats, flaperons, elevons, rudders, air brakes, and canard trim. Enjoy!