How to Make the Skyraider Paper Airplane

Introduction: How to Make the Skyraider Paper Airplane

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A long range, medium speed, multirole stunt aircraft with retractable landing gear, the Skyraider is a cool plane to have. 

TAA USAF Designation: A1-1 (formerly F76-1)

Step 1: Materials

1 Piece of 8.5 by 11 inch Paper

Step 2: Simple Folding

Begin by folding your paper in half along its length.

Step 3: X Folding and Cover Fold

Fold the paper's top to the sides. Then fold it over itself. Pull the paper down over itself so it is two separate layers.

Step 4: Counterweight and Initial Landing Gear Folding

Fold the front down to the bottom of the cover fold. Proceed to then pull the tips into the center as shown. Then pull the tips you just pulled in to their fronts.

Step 5: Open and Finish the Landing Gear

Open your landing gear, then tuck the paper into itself as shown. Repeat this on theother side. After you've completed all tucking, the paper should appear as it does in the last photograph.

Step 6: Fold the Fuselage and Winglets

From 1 inch up from the center of the paper, fold the wing down. Repeat on the other side. Once the wings are folded, fold the winglets up 0.75 inches from the wingtips. Once the winglets have been folded up, fold them in half down to their bottoms. They will now stem slightly out from the main wing's span.

Step 7: Tape Your Skyraider

Tape your Skyraider's fuselage together at its front and back. Put the aircraft on its back and tape the plane's landing gear to the bottom of the airfoil (not the wing). Once all the tape has been applied, you are done taping. 

Step 8: Flight

To fly the Skyraider, give it a good throw. For faster flights, you can fold the landing gear up into the counterweight to keep it up in flight. Enjoy! 

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