How to Make the Thunderjet Paper Airplane

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Fast, long range, and agile, the Thunderjet paper airplane is a dart with an inverted gull wing, quite similar in shape to the Research Dart.

TAA USAF Designation: F180-1

Step 1: Materials

1 Piece of 8.5 by 11 inch paper

Step 2: Begin Folding

Take your paper and fold it in half. Then pull the two corners in.

Step 3: Nose Fold

Take your paper and fold it so you are pulling a little more that the corner folds down. Then pull the corners in again.

Step 4: Security Fold

Pull the small triangle up over the two flaps to lock them down.

Step 5: WIng Folding

From it's previous postition, fold the Thunderjet up along its center. Then fold the wings down to the bottom of the fuselage.

Step 6: Gull Fold

Parrallel to the center, fold the inverted gull wing shape. Your folds should appear as shown. After this is done, pull the wings down again.

Step 7: Taping

The Thunderjet requires one piece of tape at the rear of the aircraft.

Step 8: Flight

Your Thunderjet is now ready for flight. Enjoy!



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