How to Make the SkyOmniScimitar Paper Airplane

Introduction: How to Make the SkyOmniScimitar Paper Airplane

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Fast, long range and stealthy, the SkyOmniScimitar is an excellent flying wing paper airplane developed as simpler complement to the older Turbo OmniScimitar.

The SkyOmniScimitar was developed from the SkyOmniwing, which was itself just another continuation of the original Omniwing design. Because of its positive results and good performance in testing, I decided to implement similar modifications as earlier variants had seen onto the SkyOmniwing base to produce a lighter, faster design. Testing went smoothly and the aircraft was cleared for publication shortly thereafter.

TAA USAF Designation: F3-1C2

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Step 1: Materials

1 Piece of 8.5 by 11 inch Paper

Step 2: Width, Fourth and Corner Folding

Fold your paper in half along its width. Once you've done this, fold the edges of the paper back in to the crease. Then fold the corners of the paper into the crease of the outer fourths as shown. Then fold the diagonal edges back, and the folds on each side should now touch the center crease. Once you have done this, undo the last folds and fold their edges inwards as shown. Then restore the leading edge folds to cover these last folds.

Step 3: Leading and Trailing Edge Preparation; Airfoil Taping

Fold the tip of the nose down to the vertex of the previous leading edge folds. Then pull the leading edge back so that what was the blunt tip of the nose touches the center crease and repeat on the other side. Then fold the paper in half so that these folds are on the papers outside.

Measure 2.5 inches in from the trailing edge along the center crease, make a mark and then measure 2.5 inches outwards from the center crease along the trailing edge and make a mark. Then connect the two marks. Cut along this diagonal line. Retain the triangle you cut away.

Fold the wingtips to the inboard edges of the airfoils as shown. Sketch a line between the tip of the winglets and the trailing endge of the wing at the center crease, then cut along this line. You may discard the resulting trimmings. Apply tape where designated.

Step 4: Counterweight Folding

Take the piece of paper you trimmed earlier and unfold it. Fold the corners inwards on each side. Then pull them backwards and make a crease. Then pull the bottom layer backwards as shown. You should now have a smaller, denser triangle. Flip the airframe inverted and tape the counterweight to the bottom of the airframe at the leading edge. This will complete your SkyOmniScimitar.

Step 5: Flight

The SkyOmniScimitar's performance is comparable in some ways to the SkyOmniwing, OmniScimitar, Turbo Omniwing and UltraDelta. Like those airplanes, launch should be at moderate to high speed at a negative or neutral attitude, with the airplane being held by 3 fingers (1 over the wing, 2 beneath the wing). This type of launch will give flights the longest range and/or best speed. Slight nose-up trim may be necessary, so test flights are recommended. Additional applicable surfaces include slats, rudders, spoilers, spoilerons, elevators, ailerons, elevons, and air brakes. Enjoy!

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