Paper Airplane Glider!

Introduction: Paper Airplane Glider!

This is a pretty basic and easy to make paper airplane, and it flies well too. In this Instructable I will show you how to make it. Please forgive me if an Instructable on this type of paper airplane has already been made. Please support me in my fight to win the Toss It competition! Muahahaha uuuuh.... yah, whoops. Anyways I did my best to make this as complete as possible, and hope you like it.

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Step 1: Get a Piece of Paper

Get a piece of paper: printer or copier paper works best, but pretty much anything will do.

Step 2: Fold

Fold it lengthwise (hotdog style for those of you that still have a third grade mentality).

Step 3: Unfold

Unfold it so there is a nice strait line down the middle.

Step 4: Fold

Fold both corners until they are perpendicular to the middle crease. If you did it right they should also be touching each other when flattened.

Step 5: Fold

Fold the tip of the paper towards you so that when you flatten it the crease is on the same line that the corners meet. It may remind you of an envelope, but don't be fooled! Its not, paper just wont stay in there.

Step 6: Fold

Fold the corners so that they meet in the middle, but this time they should probably be at about a 45 degree angle with the each other when flattened (sorry the picture here is a little bad, so I took another picture just now, which is also kind of bad, since they wont stay flat)

Step 7: Fold

Now you are going to fold the tip that you folded down in step #5 up again. But. You are only going to fold it up as far as you can while still keeping the parts you folded down in last step down. This is going to prevent them from popping out and ruining the structure of the plane. It will be difficult to get it right, and if you can't do it, just do it as good as you can and follow steps 8-9.That will usually solve your problem.

Step 8: Turn It Over

This should be self explanatory. If its not ask a parent or trusted adult.

Step 9: Fold

Fold the left side until it meets the right, and crease it. It should look something like the picture.

Step 10: Make the Wings (Fold)

Now fold each side so the whole length of the wing, except the angled part at the end, is touching what was once the middle.

Step 11: Unfold

Unfold the wings so that they make a 90 degree angle at their fold.

Step 12: Let It Fly!

Grab the middle, raise your hand to an adequate height, and give it a gentle push. It should fly gently and calmly. Well kindof. That is assuming there are no objects in it's path. Anyways your done! Hope that wasn't too much for you guys to handle. I made a 2 second long video from my phone, so it's bad quality, but its better than nothing. This is my first Instructable and all the pictures were taken with my phone, I hope you liked it! Please leave comments or vote for me for the "Toss It" contest!

My videos are still being processed at Yahoo! Video, but until I can embed them here are some links to them at Photobucket.

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    5 Discussions

    here's some advice from a paper air plane maker master:make sure the wings are symmetrical so that way the plane will have a smooth glide to it


    12 years ago on Introduction

    lol, I through mine hard enough, it did 3 barrel rolls and then hit my door (oops xD)


    Reply 12 years ago on Introduction

    Yah, that happens if the wings aren't symmetrical.


    12 years ago on Introduction

    Cool plane! I think this was already posted, but still, you did it in a very good way, I understood the whole thing very easily!
    Nice job!


    Reply 12 years ago on Introduction

    Yah, I didn't watch the sample video until after I was done making this, and I think they made a very similar plane in it. That might have been were you saw it.