Introduction: Paperplane XXL

DIY: my own handmade extra large paper plane

Learn how to make an airplane.

This is what you need:

- Cadapac/ Cartone plume (70 - 80 cm)

- Balsa wood (10 - 50 cm)

- Glue gun, utility knife, scissor, ruler, sandpaper

- Aluminium sheet (10 -10 cm)

- Tape

- Screw

- Paint (color: white ), paint brush

Enjoy your flight!

Leer hier hoe je een relatief eenvoudig groot papieren vliegertje kan maken!

In het kader van de lessen Industrieel Ontwerp (ontwerp en vormstudie) maakten we een vliegtuigje die ofwel lang of ver moest vliegen. Dit vliegertje heeft als doel ver te vliegen maar dit hangt natuurlijk af van hoe je het gooit en hoe je de staart afstelt. Alvast veel plezier met knutselen en met vliegeren!

Step 1: Basic Form

Cut the Cadapac in the proper shape.

You can find the correct dimensions on the picture above.

Step 2: Make a First Incision

You have to make an incision in the top-layer of the wing (you may not cut through the Cadapac)

Make the incision in the middle so you can fold the wing double.

On the same side, make the incisions for the side flaps.

At the same time you cut out the small triangle at the bottom.

Step 3: Make the Second Incision

Make two incisions on the other side of the wing

Use the dimensions as you can see on the second picture.

Step 4: Constructing the Nose of the Airplane

Cut out of the remaining Cadapac the nose of the aircraft

You can find the dimensions on the picture above.

Step 5: Incisions in the Nose

As you can see on the picture with the dimensions, you need to make one incision at one side

and 2 more incisions at the other side of the nose.

Step 6: Use the Glue Gun

Use the glue gun to fill the folds and do not spill.

Step 7: Set the Plane Together

Stick the peak of the plane at the bottom of the wings, make sure there is an overlap of about 5 cm.

Make sure everything is well joined!

Step 8: Make the Balsa Plate

Draw the shape of the tip of the plane on the balsa wood.

Make sure the plate is as long as necessary (from the top till the wing).

Abrade the edges of the wood and create a nice rounding.

Step 9: Fasten the Wood

Glue the balsa wood on the plane.

Step 10: The Vertical Tail

Use the small triangle from step 2 to create the tail of the plane.

In fact the tail consists out of 2 triangles (shown in the first picture).

At the intersection of the two triangles, you make an incision.

Step 11: Attach the Tail

Glue the tail on the wing of the airplane.

Step 12: Side Flaps

Fold the side flaps up and fill the gap with glue.

Step 13: Paint

Paint the balsa wood in white.

Step 14: Make the Nose Stronger

Put the nose of the aircraft on the aluminum and draw the shape of the triangle.

On each side of the triangle you need an additional space of 3 cm. At the nose you will only need a thin strip to tuck.

Fold the aluminium in the right shape to match the nose.

Step 15: Attach the Aluminium Top

Tie the tape around the aluminium top.

With the aluminium top, the airplane is more protected and you have already more weight in front.

Step 16: Decorate Your Plane

The decoration of the plane has 2 functions.

It makes you plane more pretty.

It protects the plane from cracks in the Cadapac.

Of course you can choose the colors that you want.

Step 17: Bring Your Plane in Balance

To balance the plane you probably need to add extra weight at the front.

I had to use a screw in the nose of the plane.

Step 18: Enjoy Your Flight!

Have fun!

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