Introduction: The Rapier
Sorry about the low-quality on the video and...
And wow... I just realized how demented I looked in the video. I look like I've got red hair and bloody lips. Haha.
Never do a video while recovering from sickness!
This first video shows how to make the airplane
And this one shows me throwing it. I'm not very good so it takes me 2 tries! :-). It still works well though because it hits the wall with pretty good force on the second throw.
Step 1: Materials
You are going to need...
An 8.5" x 11" piece of paper (Stolen from your local printer)
A minute of your time
Step 2: Crease!
First, fold the paper in half length-wise, then unfold it.
Step 3: Add Some Weight
Grab the edge of the paper (about 1/2 an inch) and fold it down.
Step 4: Repeat!
Now fold it that same amount 5 more times.
Step 5: Fold Yourself Some Tri-angles
Make a right triangle on each side by folding each of the top corners to the middle crease.
(Try to make them line up!)
Step 6: Fold It in Half...AGAIN!
Fold it in half along the center crease.
Step 7: Fashion Some Wings
Now you should fold from the edge of the bump (you'll feel it) to the top (see pictures for help). Do this on both sides and try to make them equal in size/shape.
Step 8: Complete
You've got yourself a plane!
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