Intro: Mattias' Super Awesome Glider
this planenearly won paperplane competition of over 50 people. it flew to the back of the gym (a good 20 meters) very fun
you can also just follow the pictures at the bottom if you find that easier.
thanks for looking, and leave a comment if you think that its good or if you have any suggestions
Step 1: This Is the Simplest Step That a Monkey Might Be Able to Do
you arent dummer than a monkey might maybe be??? are you?
fold the piece in half
yes, along the line
Step 2: The First Steps Are Like a Bog Standard Paper Airplane
when folding the two top corners into the middle line leave about 0.5 cm on each side of the middle line,
you will understand why later
you will see what i mean in the other picture
Step 3: More Folding
now make the design for the somewhat faster bog standard paper plane
with this one aswell make sure that there is that half centimeter gap on each side of the centre line
Step 4: This Where It Starts Coming Into Its Own
fold the nose back on itself,
like in the pictures
i hope that you have been trying to keep the folds as symmetrical as possible because that will help with the flight of the plane
Step 5: Crease Those Folds Well
now it should look a bit like a trapeeze at the top.
fold those two corners in, trying to keep that gap in the middle still.
repeat this on the other side now
it should be getting thicker and harder to fold now
crease that fold well, these part tend to come unfolded during flight
maybe be getting a bit confusing now so you have really watch the picture
Step 6: Fold It in Half
now when you fold it in half you will see why there is that gap in the centre.
if there wasnt it would make the nose rip when you try to fold it in half
and then fold it again to form the wings
when folding the wings most people fold it along the bottom of the plane.
but for this one you should fold it so that it goes lower than the bottom. this increases the wingspan making for a better glider.
Step 7: And Youre Done, Have Fun
try flying this in a big area.
it will really withstand crashes well due to its heavy nose
when throwing it , throw it slightly upwards. it works best when throwen somewhat gently