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Instructables Smallest Paper Airplane Challenge Answered

So Lftndbt and I have a challenge going for who can make the smallest paper airplane and I decided that we should move it over here. So, let the contest begin. Just take a picture of your plane next to the cm side of a ruler and post the picture here for the contest.

Bring it on!!!


1st lan01 at 2.5 mm
2nd V-Man737 at 3.175mm
3rd n8man at 4mm

NOTE: It doesn't have to fly (not that it could at this size), it just has to look like a paper airplane.

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Bluephobes
Bluephobes

8 years ago

I know this is, like 3 years late, but N8MAN, I ACCEPT YOUR CHALENGE!

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Shadowpom
Shadowpom

10 years ago

 I got mine to .5mm but I don't have a macro camera. When I take a photo all you see is this little . next to the ruler.


ps. I put it in a plastic bag but I couldn't find it until i went over the bag with a magnifying glass.

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caitlinsdad
caitlinsdad

11 years ago

Ok, 2mm, I think, we don't do metric. There should have been some warnings issued before someone else attempts this: I lost 2 planes into the keyboard abyss when I breathed. I think I inhaled the others as I was trying to get a close-up super macro shot and had to make another plane. Tweezers and a sharp pair of scissors is a must. I'll have to find the guy that does writing on a grain of rice to put on its tail markings.

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zethgaroh
zethgaroh

Reply 11 years ago

Some of these are really impressive, great job to all who've created them! I figured you guys would be the only ones who would appreciate this, it's about 3.5 cm with the tail, 2.5 without. Sorry about the image, it's just my phone, but you can see the original instructable here https://www.instructables.com/id/The-best-paper-airplane...period./ for a better look.

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Goodhart
Goodhart

Reply 11 years ago

Ha ! I have troubles working with capacitors the size of the nail on my little finger....I can't even imagine working with paper smaller than that even.

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n8man
n8man

Reply 11 years ago

Nice, I actually think that that is 1mm. Pretty amazing, (note, this forum topic is around 4 months old!!!that is pretty old for newer members)

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caitlinsdad
caitlinsdad

Reply 11 years ago

Lot of stuff got o_O bumped. Fun anyway.

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dombeef
dombeef

11 years ago

BRB... lol

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Thelonelysandwitch
Thelonelysandwitch

11 years ago

I made an 8mm plane that can fly around max, 5 feet.

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Kiteman
Kiteman

11 years ago

Goodness me, how did I miss this thread the first time around?

Whilst those weeny 'planes are impressive, I'd like to see how small you could make a paper aeroplane and still have it fly (not fall in a controlled parabola, like Killerjackalope's dart, but actually fly) - travel in a flatter trajectory than a simple throw.

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dombeef
dombeef

11 years ago

Wait and i'll make one very small

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poopmypants
poopmypants

11 years ago

I made a 7.5mm plane but I don't have a good enough camera

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n8man
n8man

Reply 11 years ago

That is too big

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killerjackalope
killerjackalope

12 years ago

Is this sparked by kiteman and I?

If so one of us holds the title for smallest flying plane at the moment, his being a big wide glider while mine being a dart with weird wings to make it work...

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Lftndbt
Lftndbt

Reply 12 years ago

Wow, that's incredible. Great job!

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killerjackalope
killerjackalope

Reply 12 years ago

Cheers, we were commenting about it on his then he made me make it, leading to me publishing three 'ibles in one night...

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AnarchistAsian
AnarchistAsian

Reply 11 years ago

ha ha! *pats self on back* i helped accomplish one third of that!

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killerjackalope
killerjackalope

Reply 11 years ago

Damn you giving me ideas, got no time for life gotta be making 'ibles all day and night...

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PointyOintment
PointyOintment

11 years ago

I made one at 2.5mm yesterday, didn't get around to posting it soon enough. No tools except scissors.

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PointyOintment
PointyOintment

Reply 11 years ago

oops... no pic

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Plasmana
Plasmana

11 years ago

Does it fly?

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V-Man737
V-Man737

12 years ago

Sorry my measuring instrument is in inches. 1/8 inch is about 3.175mm (I think I could get it smaller but I only wanted to just barely beat you). Note the tweezers and fingernail clippers that assisted me in this endeavor. Let me know if you need me to zoom in better or sharpen it.
What do I win?

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n8man
n8man

Reply 12 years ago

Nice! You temporarily win the pride of making the smallest paper airplane.

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V-Man737
V-Man737

Reply 12 years ago

*~PRIDE!~*

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n8man
n8man

Reply 12 years ago

You know that the big text is broken...

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V-Man737
V-Man737

Reply 12 years ago

I do now... ;_;

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Lftndbt
Lftndbt

12 years ago

Damn!! Phone camera won't take the pic.. I'm out till I get my camera back.

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Lftndbt
Lftndbt

12 years ago

That's funny as!! C'mon, no one can beat 6mm. Not even you, yes you reading. Go on, just try and beat me. LMAO Only jks. ;)

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n8man
n8man

Reply 12 years ago

I just did!

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Lftndbt
Lftndbt

Reply 12 years ago

C'mon I was hoping for a challenge.... Pffft!!! I'll be back!!