Introduction: How to Make the Viper Paper Airplane

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A fast, long range, and agile fighter, the Viper is yet another effective fighter plane that can easily shore up anyone's paper air force.  

TAA USAF Designation: F206-1

Step 1: Materials

1 Piece of 8.5 by 11 inch Paper

Step 2: Length and Corner Folding

Begin construction of your Viper by folding your paper in half length-wise. Then, whilst it is still halved, pull down two corners, one on each side of the half.

Step 3: Sweep and Nose Folding

Fold the leading edges of the corner folds down to the center of the paper.

Step 4: Initial Canard Folding

Flip the paper back over and pull the corners in. Then open the canard by pulling its innards out.

Step 5: Further Canard Folding

Pull the tip of the nose back to the front of the bottom of the canard. When finished, fold the airplane in half along its center.

Step 6: Fold the Wings

Make marks 3/4 of an inch above the center of the airplane on each side of the paper. Fold the wing down so it remains parallel to the trailing edge of the fuselage.

Step 7: Fold the Winglets

Make marks 3/4 of an inch in from the wingtips. Then fold them up, but make sure their trailing edges remain parallel to that of the wing.

Step 8: Apply Tape

Apply tape to the front and back and then tape the flaps below the wing that make up the canard.

Step 9: Flight

The Viper flies like the standard dart. Give it a good, fast throw for maximum performance. Enjoy!