How to Make the BEST Paper Stunt Plane/Glider

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This design is not too well known (I THINK) and is a great stunt plane and glider.

Sorry for the blurry pics and also, this is my first Instructable.
All criticism/congrats are appreciated.

Step 1: What You Need

Paper (obviously) and a flat working surface

Step 2: First Folding! (YAY!)

Fold in half as accurately as you can and crease hard.
Open back up.

Step 3: Fold the Corners Down

Fold one corner at a time down (look in picture for how far to) and crease hard.
Open up and do the same to the other side.

Step 4: Flip & Fold

Read the title lol!
After flipping, fold the segment down so it lines up with the other lines.

Step 5: More Flipping and Folding

Flip over again and 'Pull the sides in... Look at the photos for help...

Step 6: Fold Up Top Layers Corners

Fold the top layers corners up to the top...

Step 7: Spin and Fold

Spin 180 degrees and fold the WHOLE top nose part down so that it reaches the folded paper line... If that makes sense...
Refer to photos for added bonus help!

Step 8: Folding in Half

Fold the plane in half with the chunky bit on the INSIDE.

Step 9: Folding the Wings

Fold the wings down on each side with a 2cm gap between the bottom of the plane and where the wing starts.

Step 10: The Finished Product and Tweaking It

Congratulations on making it this far!
Your plane is now ready for flight and tweaking!
Flaps on the edge of the wings can be added if your plane always wobbles or just fails.
On the back of the wings, 'upplets' or 'downlets' can be added to make it do stunts such as loops, barrel rolls, sharp turns and much much more! simply pinch the back of the wings and slightly fold it either up or down.
Examples: Fold both up and your plane will do loops.
Fold them opposite ways and your plane will either barrel roll or spin in a spiral (not a crash landing spiral, a good one)

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23 Discussions

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pay0004

Question 8 months ago on Step 4

This is hard

What do you mean

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kaarbucklekaarbuckle

Reply 1 year ago

Thank you so much for posting this comment!!!!!!!!!!!!

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kaarbuckle

1 year ago

This is going to be awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I can't wait to build one.I'll keep you guys posted on how it goes!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Gnajred

1 year ago

It is the best plane I have seen. I even beat my friend in a paper airplane competition!

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kaarbuckle

Question 1 year ago on Step 3

Is this going to work?I was just wondering because want to know if it works because I am going to be building one of these in school and I have never made one before.If you could give me an answer soon that would be nice because I think I might be making one soon.Thank you.

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PANIK64300

1 year ago

Its awesome it flyes real well

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kj52041

1 year ago

add more light to picture kind of dark.

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BenK87

2 years ago

This is super cool and easy to make thank you! Just a note - I wasn't able to throw it for distance but when I threw it sideways it flew all the way around me. Super cool plane

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deelpeel

2 years ago

this plane needs some awesome desines

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FFF™

2 years ago

This plane needs small airloins.

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ChengJ2

2 years ago

Thanks will try it later

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SeanD85

2 years ago

I love how easy it was to understand, I made it first try, with a bit of tweaking and adding flaps it flew so good! I figured out how to throw it, you have to push it a bit upwards and forwards.

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WackyCat

3 years ago

What are 'upplets' and 'downlets'?

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Foxyxmangle

3 years ago

To confusing and not the best paper airplane out there. You need to explain how to make all the folds better.

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ToggleSwitch

4 years ago on Introduction

great job and very well explaned first instructable, I made my first instructable just a few weeks ago and this one is MUCH better than mine, I like it