How to Make the Kingcobra Paper Airplane

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The Kingcobra is a fast, sleek, long range origami interceptor paper airplane with the unique capabilities of hopping and sitting.

TAA USAF Designation: F63-1

Step 1: Materials

1 Piece of 8.5 by 11 inch paper

Step 2: Start Folding

Start with folding it length-wise ("hot dog"-style). Then fold the corners in. Now fold along thecenter again. 

Step 3: Fold Again

Fold the tip to the center. Then pull apart.

Step 4: Fold the Nose

Fold one side back in as pictured. Then fold them together.

Step 5: Fold the Wings

Start folding the wings. Fold each side down equally.

Step 6: Start Finishing the Wings

Now give the wings a dart-like leading edge.  Then repeat on the opposite side.

Step 7: Security Fold

Now fold as pictured so the paper secures itself together. Fold it around the bottom and then you can tape the flaps down, though this is not required but preferable.

Step 8: Winglets

Time to construct the vertical stabilizers. Fold each equally.

Step 9: Flight

Launch the Kingcobra like you would a normal dart. Enjoy!



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    27 Discussions

    In that fold, you pull the paper into itself so the tip of the nose overlaps with the other ends of the corner folds.

    If I recall correctly, elevators are difficult to place on the Kingcobra due to the curvature of the wings.

    I suppose you could try, but the only additional surfaces that I know for certain are applicable include rudders, spoilers, spoilerons and air brakes.


    7 years ago on Introduction

    Do us a favor and highlight sides, folds, and corners and label them. Ex: Corner A folds to point B or Side C folds to Line B. These instructions are very hard to understand and the pictures are fuzzy and hard to see. Some highlights and labels would make this VERY clear.

    2 replies

    I am aware of the shortcomings of this instructable. At the moment I am very busy with other projects, but I will try to redo this airplane's instructable as soon as possible.

    Prior to your comment, I had seen no indication that A4 wasn't 8.5 by 11 in. paper. Quite the contrary in fact. So thanks for the help. :)