How to Build a Micro Flyer

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Intro: How to Build a Micro Flyer

Hello world! Pure Carbon here with another Instructable. Today I will show you how to make a micro paper airplane which is cheap and simple to build. I learned to build this about five years when I saw a kit for making these planes. I looked at the picture on the box and I thought that these would be pretty simple to make, so after I got home I took a square piece of paper and made my first micro flyer. These planes fly very well and are fun to make when you're bored or you want to fold some paper.

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Step 1:

All you need to build is:

  • A pair of scissors
  • A pencil
  • Sticky notes

Step 2: Fold the Paper in Half

Start by folding a sticky note in half with the sticky part facing out as shone in the pictures above.

Step 3:

Now you will take you're pencil and sketch out the plane, all you have to do is draw something similar to my design in the picture above. Make sure that the sticky part is on the nose of the plane or else you will have a sticky tail and you will have to use tape to hold the nose together in step 5.

Step 4:

Now cut on the lines to cut out your plane, It doesn't have to be exact here, small mistakes wont affect the flight of the plane too much.

Step 5:

Now take the nose and wrap it around the body to create the weight in the front. Because the nose is sticky it will hold its shape when wrapped, if you didn't use a sticky note the you will need to use a piece of tape.The weight is necessary because it will force the plane to be angled in a direction that will cause air to flow over the wings creating lift and making the plane glide.

Step 6:

Now fold the wings and the tail down to finish the plane.

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Papercraft Contest 2015

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Papercraft Contest 2015

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JoshuaW23

2 years ago

I really want to do this then make a challenge with my friends. Do you have any more instructables?

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Running4Life

2 years ago

that is amazing. Check out my channel

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iceng

2 years ago

Does it Really fly...... Got a vid ?

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Pure Carboniceng

Reply 2 years ago

I made one a while back and posted it to my YouTube channel, but it wasn't the highest quality so I didn't post it here.

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Pure CarbonLillyV

Reply 2 years ago

Thank you, I would love to see it when you're done.