How to Make the Super Owl Paper Airplane

Introduction: How to Make the Super Owl Paper Airplane

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Fast, long range, economical and steady--the Super Owl paper airplane is a great addition to anyone's paper air force. Due to its dense nose and excellent stability, this plane is also a suitable trainer for beginners. 

TAA USAF Designation: A73-1

Step 1: Materials

1 Piece of 8.5 by 11 inch Paper


Step 2: Length and Corner Folding

To begin your Super Owl, fold the paper in half along its length. Then fold both of its corners in at one end.

Step 3: Nose Folding

For this step, you will need to make more intricate folds. Begin by pulling the front tip of the nose down to the bottom of the corner folds. Turn the paper over and then pull it into the center again. Then flip the paper again, which should now appear as it does in the last photograph.

Step 4: Tucking the Nose

First, pull the bottom half of the diamond up to its front. Then open your folds from the previous step. Proceed to fold the triangle that was the diamond back into the folds of step 3. Then fold the corners in again as shown.

Step 5: Fold the Wings

At the same heighth of the front triangle, (or about an inch above the bottom of the fuselage), fold the wings down. While doing this, keep the wings from having any chord by aligning their trailing edges with that of the fuselage. 

Step 6: Cut and Fold the Winglets

At about half the length of the wingtip, make a 0.75 inch cut into the wing parallel to the trailing edge. Make sure both wings are aligned equally before beginning, then cut. After the cuts have been made, fold the winglets up and down respectively. Fold the front two up so they are above the wing and fold the rear two below the wing. While folding the four winglets, make sure their angling is parallel with that of the fuselage. For the rear winglets, you can make sure of its angling by aligning it with the trailing edge of the wing. The wing itself should have been aligned with the fuselage as discussed in step 5.

Step 7: Taping

The task of taping your Super Owl is a very simple one that can be quickly and easily completed. Tape the front and back of the fuselage together at their ends.

Step 8: Flight

The Super Owl is a great flier all around.It is a capable long range, medium speed paper airplane. With its stability and versality, every aviator should have loads of fun! Enjoy! 

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    Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

    Compared to its contemporaries, the wing loading of the Super Owl is relatively low.