How to Make the Skystreak Paper Airplane

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The Skystreak is a fast, long range flying wing paper airplane.

TAA USAF Designation: F85-1

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Step 1: Materials

1 Piece of 8.5 by 11 inch Paper

Step 2: Start Folding

Fold the paper along its width. Then fold it in half again, to result in fourths. Then open the paper. You should have a paper divided into four.

Step 3: Folding the Top Down

Fold 3/4 of an inch down from the top. Repeat until you reach the mid-section. Fold the paper in half along the center line.

Step 4: Stabilizers

While the wing is folded in half, cut two small fins into the wing. The cut should be from 1 inch back from the trailing edge at a shallow angle, (less than 45 degrees), 3/4 inch into the wing. Then fold the fins up. Repeat on the other side. 

Step 5: Tape

Tape the previous fold down on the leading edge of the aircraft.

Step 6: Flight

Your aircraft is now finished. The Skystreak is launched by holding it along its center line and advancing it through the air forward slowly. Enjoy!

Step 7: Modifications

From the many variants this airframe can be made into, this is one:

TF85-1 Cadet: A basic trainer/demonstrator variant of the Skystreak with a fuselage. Skystreaks can be converted to this standard.

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4 Discussions


6 years ago

You know John Collins the paper airplane guy and also do you make air surfing gliders

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Reply 8 years ago on Step 7

The Skystreak or the Cadet?

The Skystreak is launched by holding it along its center line and advancing it through the air forward slowly. (I will be editing this instructable's "Flight" page to reflect this.)

The Cadet's launch configuration is detailed in its instructable.