Cicada Paper-air-plane

Introduction: Cicada Paper-air-plane

I have named this the cicada plane because the nose resembles a cicada! When adjusted correctly it will fly in an eradic manner just like a cicada would in real life, it can even fly upside down! The front 'legs' double as canard wings as well as landing gear! This plane promises to impress you as well as your friends!

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Step 1: Materials!

All you need is:

- piece of computer paper
- (opt.) art supplies for decorating your cicada

(note: Note book paper will NOT work! It is far to light!

Step 2: Step Two!

Do the Trademark paper airplane fold to the center of the paper!

Step 3: Step 3!

okay...unfold what you did in step two.  Now flip the paper over to the opposite side and do the trademark airplane fold again.  Flip the paper over AGAIN.  Now...look at the pics...you take the out side edges of the airplane fold and bring it to the CENTER fold....do not crease the flaps that you made with the airplane fold!!

Step 4: Step 4!

fold the forward most vertex of the diamond to the backward most vertex to get a frontal triangle with a smaller triangle inside!

Step 5: Step 5!

Fold the lef and right corners of the front triangle to the smaller front triangle! This is hard to explain so look at the pic its really simple!

Step 6: Step 6!

Fold the unfinished plane in half along the line that is made by the folds already made! Make sure that the folds that you have already made are visible on the side of the finished feusalage!

Step 7: Step 7!

Now to finish the plane! The wings should be folded a little more than half way down the nose.

Step 8: Step 8!

Open up the wings, but, dont forget to pen up the canard wings so they are vertical! And one last thing, ENJOY!!

1 Person Made This Project!

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20 Discussions

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whoohoo
whoohoo

6 years ago on Introduction

Man, step 3 was soooo easy, I just "did it in my mind"
I'm a nerd...

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ubloke
ubloke

11 years ago on Step 3

how do you do step3? i really mean it! ubloke.

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srgtjim
srgtjim

Reply 10 years ago on Step 3

I just edited it!  sorry man! 

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mibzman
mibzman

Reply 9 years ago on Step 3

i still don't get it

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jaydz
jaydz

10 years ago on Step 8

awsome dude i found step 3 easy but had to think about it first. it is a great plane

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w00t ._.
w00t ._.

10 years ago on Step 3

uhh dude even after the dam edit thing its like not clear still man.

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Joshybra
Joshybra

10 years ago on Step 3

wtf how do u doi it

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srgtjim
srgtjim

Reply 10 years ago on Step 3

Sorry dude!  i just edited it! 

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000Ike
000Ike

10 years ago on Step 3

this was soooooo unclear what the heck!

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srgtjim
srgtjim

Reply 10 years ago on Step 3

I just edited it! Sorry for such the long wait! 

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jg123123
jg123123

10 years ago on Introduction

This is the best paper airplane i have ever made , and i've made hundreds. =-D I have alot of time on my hand some days.

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courtious
courtious

11 years ago on Introduction

Hey. um it was really confusing and I couldn't get past step 3. maybe you could make one and get someone to film it so we can see what you are actually doing. Thanks !!!

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tubbychick3n
tubbychick3n

11 years ago on Introduction

Hey, look at the awesome (non-flying) plane that i made with this one!

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Gonnser
Gonnser

11 years ago on Introduction

Wow, this is a cool plane. Step 3 was a little hard to understand, but it must have been pretty hard to explain. You did a good job!

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srgtjim
srgtjim

Reply 11 years ago on Introduction

Thank you! I need to edit this a little, i missed some stuff. Please post any modifications that you made to the plane or tips here! Srgtjim