A REALLY Good Paper Airplane




In this instructable i will show you how to make the best papaer airplane i know how. You can make it a stunt plane or a distance plan depemding on hoe=w you make it. Sorry for the pics in advance, bad camera and shaky ands.
If you get confused, pm me, i will try to explain it in more detail and more pics.

(Its my first Instructable so please go easy on me)

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Step 1: Supplies

What you need-

Step 2: The Folding

Start by folding the piece of papaer in half length-wise. The unfold.

Step 3: The Folding

Fold both top corners down to the middle line to make a triangle. i did one for the pic but you get the idea.

Step 4: The Folding

With both corners folded down, you get a triangle. Grab the point and fold it downalong the bottom of the triangle. The triangle should be pointing down now.

(If it is confussing, look at the pics, they should help you get the idea.)

Step 5: The Folding

Fold the top corners down once more like in step 3. the poit should reach the tip of the old triangle.

Step 6: The Folding

Fold the figure in half with the folds from previous step are outside

Step 7: The Folding

Fold bothe sides down so the top edge lines up with the bottom edge.

Step 8: The Tapeing (optinal)

This is where you decide i you want a trick plane or a speed plane. if you want a trick plane that floats and spins, loop-de-loops,etc. skip this step. if you want a speed plane follow this step.

Add tape to the back so it does not sepparate, the side so the "flap" stays down, and on the bottom of the "flap" so it stays down.

you need four pieces to do this. if you are confused pm me.

Step 9: Decoration

add any decoration you want, from a name to a design. do whatever you want. i added flames on the wings.

Step 10: Flight Instructions

stunt plane-
Really there are no instructions, just try different take off angles and diferent stregths of throws for different tricks.

Speed plane-
This is a little harder. Sometimes it will turn if you missed a fold. you just have to find the perfect angle and push to get it perfect. it will take time. it will change from plane to plane so dont get upset if it doesn't work.
ex. my plane tilts tothe right because my fold was uneven.

Step 11: Let It Fly!

grab the plane and toss it.
and most important, HAVE FUN!! :)

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    15 Discussions


    3 years ago

    great job good plane thanks for the instructions :)

    astro boy

    10 years ago on Introduction

    these have bean my favorite planes for years and its good to experiment with how you fold the wings and the best configuration of all is bending the back of the wings up or down to make it fly longer or do loops PS: when the flaps are up the plains back goes down so the nose goes up to make it fly up but doing this to much may make it stall but that's sometimes a good thing

    1 reply

    9 years ago on Step 5

     hey umm the points are not sopposed to touch the triangle they are sopposed to be half an inch under it then u fold the triangle over them

    1 reply

    9 years ago on Step 2

    you have a lot of typos good plane though


    Reply 11 years ago on Introduction

    well yau have a pentagon. now fold it down the middle so you have a 4-sided fiqure. you fold it so that the current point on step 5 is still the point on step six.


    Reply 11 years ago on Introduction

    The trick is, but be warned that it will spin and flip and go crazy. the speed doesnt as much glide as slice th air


    Reply 11 years ago on Introduction

    just do the same thing on the other side. look at the picture on step 3. well, do that on the other side. if im no help im sry, i dont really understand ur question