How to Make the Kingcobra Paper Airplane

Introduction: 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

Required:
1 Piece of 8.5 by 11 inch paper
Tape 
Optional
Pencil

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

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    OrigamiAirEnforcer
    OrigamiAirEnforcer

    Reply 5 years ago on Introduction

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

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    aks20301
    aks20301

    8 years ago on Step 4

    i am not understanding step 3

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    OrigamiAirEnforcer
    OrigamiAirEnforcer

    Reply 8 years ago on Step 4

    In step 3, you pull the tip of the nose to the wingtip.

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    bramblebee100

    cool,can i add elevators or other things to this plane?
    good job by the way.

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    OrigamiAirEnforcer
    OrigamiAirEnforcer

    Reply 8 years ago on Introduction

    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.

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    daemonkrog
    daemonkrog

    8 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.

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    OrigamiAirEnforcer
    OrigamiAirEnforcer

    Reply 8 years ago on Introduction

    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.

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    daemonkrog
    daemonkrog

    Reply 8 years ago on Introduction

    Looking forward to it :D. This plane looks really awesome. I tried to make it but at about step 3 I just got really lost.

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    igue
    igue

    10 years ago on Introduction

    What's the size of the Paper?

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    kheavenly
    kheavenly

    Reply 8 years ago on Introduction

    no offense intended but 8.5 x 11 is letter size not A4

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    OrigamiAirEnforcer
    OrigamiAirEnforcer

    Reply 8 years ago on Introduction

    Remedied. :)


    It was quite a task too, as it affected a majority of my instructables.

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    kheavenly
    kheavenly

    Reply 8 years ago on Introduction

    i carried the same misconception for the majority of my time in origami, until about a year ago! :)

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    OrigamiAirEnforcer
    OrigamiAirEnforcer

    Reply 8 years ago on Introduction

    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. :)

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    legoman111
    legoman111

    9 years ago on Step 4

    These instructions are kinda hard. I am working on an instructable

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    Cheezpaper
    Cheezpaper

    Reply 9 years ago on Step 4

    WHAT?? THESE INSTRUCTIONS ARE SUPERB, MAN.