Introduction: How to Make the Buzzard Paper Airplane
The Buzzard paper airplane is an aircraft similar to most walkalong gliders.
TAA USAF Designation: A6-1
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Step 1: Materials
1 Piece of 8.5 by 11 inch Paper
Step 2: Waterbomb Base Fold
Hold the top to the side and repeat. Them pull the top onto itself, then
Step 3: Tuck the Folds
Tuck the paper in under itself. The pictures represents what the paper should appear like.
Step 4: Pull the Paper Forward
Pull the top up to the front as pictured. Then fold the diagonal edge to the center line and repeat on the opposite side. Then fold it in half along its center.
Step 5: Cut the Fins
Cut in 3/4 of an inch from the rear of the aircraft for what will become the vertical stabilizers. Then cut along the center from the rear to that point.
Step 6: Fold the Fins
Fold each fin so its rear sits completely over the trailing edge of the wing. Repeat on the other side then flip the Buzzard over.
Step 7: Taping the Buzzard Together
Tape the cited areas down.
Step 8: Flight
Your Buzzard is now ready for flight. Enjoy!