How to Make the Skyhawk Paper Airplane

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The Skyhawk is a paper airplane that specializes in gliding and delivery. The Skyhawk is a suitable trainer, and is like a tumble-wing.

TAA USAF Designation: TF57-1

Step 1: Materials

1 Piece of 8.5 by 11 inch Paper

Step 2: X Folding

Fold one corner to the other side of the paper. Open up the fold. Fold the other way. Open the folds.

Step 3: Cover Folding

Pull the top down over itself. Then open. Pull the paper into the center over itself as pictured.

Step 4: Counterweight Folding

Pull the paper up to the center top. Repeat on the side. Then pull the paper into the center once again. Repeat on the other side.

Step 5: Security Fold

Fold the paper under the two flaps you previously folded and then use the pocket fold to hold the two flaps. This will enable you to complete the plane properly with no tape.

Step 6: Wing Folding

Flip your Skyhawk over to its "blank" side. Then, without creasing the center, fold its wingtips into the center. Then fold the wingtip down in half. Repeat on the other side.

Step 7: Elevator Folds

Pull the paper up from the back in towards the center as pictured. Repeat on the other side.

Step 8: Preflight

Preflighting your Skyhawk is easy. Just open it as shown.

Step 9: Flight

To launch and fly your Skyhawk, hold it by its counterweight. Then advance through the air lightly.



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