Introduction: Paper Hangar's - the Bat
This is a glider type paper airplane brought to you by PaperHangar.com. This paper airplane is one of our favorites at PaperHangar and we hope you enjoy it as well. It is easy to fold and fly. Stick around, learn the folds, commit them to memory, and share this paper airplane with your friends and the rest of the world!
Fold the sheet of paper diagonally from the top right hand side along the fold line to meet the left edge of the sheet of paper. Then unfold the paper back into its original position.
Repeat step 1 on the opposite side. Fold the sheet of paper diagonally from the top left hand side along the fold line to meet the right edge of the sheet of paper. Then unfold the paper back into its original position.
Make a horizontal fold where the two previous diagonal folds meet in the center. Fold the top section of the paper back as shown in the picture. After this fold is completed unfold the paper into its original position.
Fold the left and right sides of the sheet of paper up and toward each other. At the same time fold the top edge of the paper down so that it forms a triangle as shown in step 7. Steps 4-7 will help guide you through this difficult fold.
This is a continuation from Step 4 to show the continuation of the fold. See Step 6-7 for further instruction.
Another image to further demonstrate the complicated fold.
This is what you should end up with after completing the fold from Steps 4-6.
Fold the left and right tips up together so that they meet directly in the center point at the top of the airplane.
Fold the tip of the aircraft down as depicted in the image.
Fold the left and right tips in as shown in the image so that the left and right edges meet directly in the center of the airplane. After you complete the fold, unfold back into its original position.
Fold the flap into the pocket that we have created on the nose of the airplane as shown in the picture. Repeat this same step for the other side then flatten.
At this point the plane will fly. If you would like to put winglets on the Bat please move on to Step 13.
Fold the wingtips up vertically to create winglets for your airplane. A good distance to create your fold is about a 1/2 inch in from the wingtip. Make adjustments as you see fit.
Now you should have the finished product. An excellent glider that performs with a surprising amount of maneuverability. It is also designed with the flexibility to customize and alter flight trajectories.
8 years ago on Introduction
it fly's awesome who ever created it
11 years ago on Introduction
You call this 'an original' yet I was making this model of plane 30 years ago, learned from an origami book I had as a child... and the instructions are exactly identical excepting the images used... so how is it 'an original'?
Reply 11 years ago on Introduction
Thank you for your interest in our instructable and bringing this to our attention. After reviewing the comment and investigating the origin of this design, we have corrected the mistake on the introduction to this instructable. This design came to PaperHangar from a very good friend and was thought to be original at the time of posting. When we saw your comment we immediately questioned our friend to find out if it was his design. He was unsure where it came from and he too has been building this design for many years so we have changed our wording since the origin is uncertain. Thank you for commenting.
Reply 11 years ago on Introduction
An excellent response.
Great Instructable either way - and your website is worth a visit.