Dollar Bill Jet Fighter




Basically one of the coolest things you can make with a dollar.

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Step 1: Water Bomb Base

The goal here is to make a water bomb base on one end of the bill. To do that:
-fold the bill in half hotdog style, then unfold (picture 1)
-fold the right top corner over to the edge of the bill, then unfold(picture 2)
-fold the left top corner over to the edge of the bill (picture 3)
-start to fold the open edge of the triangle back over itself (pictures 4 and 5)
-flatten and bring the other flap over (pictures 6 and 7)
-fold the flap back over so that each side has one flap (pictures 8 and 9)

Step 2:

Flip the bill over. Fold the water bomb base back, making sure to align with the hotdog style crease down the middle of the bill. Fold the bottom left and right corner in to meet the middle crease (pictures 3 and 4).

Step 3:

Fold over two little flaps (make sure to fold over more than I did in the picture, I had to adjust it later). Fold the left and right flaps in to meed the middle crease.

Step 4:

Fold the bottom piece up and then down to create a slight zig-zag and shorten the length of the model a little. Fold the entire thing in half.

Step 5:

Fold the wing and inner flap down, leaving a bit of space to be the body of the fighter. Repeat on the other side, keeping the wings even. Fold the inner flap up about half way and aligned with the edge of the bill (picture 3) and repeat on the other side.

Step 6:

On the front of the fighter, fold down the tips of both flaps to create a cockpit. Adjust the plane and it's ready for flight!

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29 Discussions


3 years ago

This is so awesome! But step 6 is a tad bit confusing. Other than that it makes perfect sense!


5 years ago

This is what made me think of what people are doing these days


6 years ago on Introduction

I made my own design based on this and combined it with my paper airplane skills to make a model that looks a lot like a f-14.


7 years ago on Step 3

Is there any point that can be used as a guide for making that first fold in this step?

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Reply 6 years ago on Introduction

Look at my AirHawk instructable. The first step is that fold(after the intro and materials).


6 years ago on Introduction

Did it! Thanks for posting this. I work with military aviation and I'll be using this on air stations I travel to when leaving tips. Very cool ible.


7 years ago on Step 6

Very clear instructions and pictures! Thank you.


7 years ago on Step 6

Make one out of a fake billion dollar bill, and you'll be fairly accurate! Awesome instructable :)