Glider Airplane

Introduction: Glider Airplane

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This airplane was taught to me by my friend a couple years ago. It is somewhat simple, and likes a nice breeze. When thrown right, it can go about 6-7 yards. The pen lines you see are for help to see where to fold, not required. (this is my first Instructable, so go easy on the comments)

-Paper (standerd printer paper will do)

Step 1: Sarting

These are the first folds

img 2&3
standard triangle fold

Img 4
unfold to leave lines

Step 2: Folding It Over

Fold a to b* to make a triangle-like fold

a and b seen in last step

Step 3: Folding the Nose

Fold the 2 to the other 2, and likewise with the 1's

Step 4: Nose Cont.

fold along the blue line.

Step 5: Nose Cont. Cont.

using scissors, cut from the very tip to where the top layers of the last step meet (see pic2)
Insert new flaps into the pockets (see3-4)

Step 6: Flaps

This is how i fold the flaps, but eperiment with it to get it just right.

Step 7: Yay Last Step!!!!!!!!

hold here and throw triangle thing down.

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    6 Discussions


    9 years ago on Introduction

    it didn't work (p.s. how do u throw it there is nothing to hold on to)


    11 years ago on Step 5

    I learned to make this glider - gee, almost fifty years ago! I had always considered it to be the best flying paper airplane ever. By the time I was in highschool a few years later, I had forgotten how to make it. For whatever reason, I was never able to recreate it, though I have tried over the years. Thanks for the fourth grade childhood memories.....


    12 years ago on Introduction

    Wow. Nice instructable. Nice to see someone put a new spin on an old idea.