How to Make the NK DoubleDart Paper Airplane

About: Hello! I'm Nerfrocketeer, also known as Nefrock', Nerf, or NK. I am an avid fan of Nerf wars, engineering, and animal activism (but no I don't go overboard). Thank you for A MILLION views (woah!) and making ...

Thank you for taking a look at the NK DoubleDart paper airplane!

The NK DoubleDart paper airplane has a special "doubled-over' design effect on the front, which not only adds an interesting aesthetic characteristic but also adds a more streamlined shape for the wings. This allows the craft to have a more smooth and accurate flight.

Following are the steps to build the airplane.

Teacher Notes

Teachers! Did you use this instructable in your classroom?
Add a Teacher Note to share how you incorporated it into your lesson.

Step 1: Paper

To build this airplane you will only need one piece of paper.

Step 2: Folds 1-5

Take your paper and set in landscape (sideways) format. Next, fold it in half "hamburger style" (shortways). Next, fold the top corners down to the center line, leaving a small amount of unfolded paper between the two top sides. Next, fold over the two new top corners, this time bringing the top of the paper to a point.

Step 3: Folds 6 and 7

Fold the paper in half again and then do a basic "M" fold to create wings.

Step 4: Pushing in the Back

Pushing in the back of the airplane accomplishes three things:

-It makes the plane sturdier.
-It makes the plane more compact and aesthetically pleasing.
-It creates weight towards the back of the plane, causing the plane to naturally lift itself up into the air.

To do this, push the bottom of the back center paper up into and between the wings as shown. Try to make the fold even and symmetrical on both sides. Push in until the paper reaches the middle of the interior of the plane.

Step 5: Done!!!

Congratulations! You now have your own NK DoubleDart paper airplane! Enjoy!

Be the First to Share


    • CNC Contest

      CNC Contest
    • Teacher Contest

      Teacher Contest
    • Maps Challenge

      Maps Challenge

    13 Discussions


    4 years ago

    I do not get it!!!


    5 years ago on Introduction

    I looked at thy plane, and it was awesome-eth! I have a really good idea with it too! (If ya wanna know my idea, just ask)

    9 replies

    Ok, let me elaborate.

    If you know a bit about shooting sports, there is a game called skeet in which we have to shoot some flying discs with a gun. Now, what I am saying is that instead of the discs, we can use paper airplanes, and to bring NERF into action, we can use a nerf gun which is accurate and has a lot of power (like the Barricade, Elite guns, Longshot etc). Now, on this site, there is a K'nex Paper airplane launcher ( This can be used to launch the paper airplanes. Now the main objective of the game is to hit the flying airplanes with your darts.

    But of course, you need two players (at minimum) to play, and three would just add a lot more fun.

    If you still didn't understand, then just ask again, I will try to make it more clearer.

    I get it now! That's a pretty cool idea, and you could use it for target practice, and maybe attach Nerf Darts to the planes to drop as little "bombs!"

    Yeah, so I was just surfing instructables when I found a knex paper airplane launcher (just search for it). So, I was thinking of a skeet-like game where the discs were there and the gun would be... say a longshot?

    Tell me if you likey my idea.