Paper Airplanes

How to Make a Paper Airplane.

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By Kent Ninomiya, eHow Contributor

Description: How to Make Paper Airplanes That Fly Over 100 Ft. thumbnailThis paper airplane will fly 100 feet.

It is challenging to make paper airplanes that fly over 100 feet. Most paper airplanes lack the structural integrity to remain in the air long enough to fly that far. A long-distance paper airplane must be sturdy so the wind has a harder time blowing it down. The wings must be small so it can travel at high speeds. It must also be thrown very hard at a precise angle if it is to fly over 100 feet. This is among the most complex types of paper airplanes to make.

 

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Things You'll Need

·         8 1/2-by-11 inch paper

Instructions

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Description: Fold down top corners.

Position the piece of paper so that the short side is horizontal and the long side is vertical. Fold one of the top corners down to the opposite edge so the top of the paper lines up with the opposite side. Unfold this, then repeat with the other corner and unfold that. You will be left with the full sheet of paper with an X folded in it.

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Description: Fold in along X fold.

Take a top corner and fold it down so it lines up with the X fold. Leave the fold there and repeat with the other corner. Fold the paper in half vertically, then unfold it. You will be left with a paper with a point upward and a crease down the middle vertically.

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o    3

Description: Fold down.

Fold the paper in half horizontally. Bring the top edge of the paper down to the bottom edge of the paper.

o    4

Description: Fold in upper corners.

Take one of the new upper corners and fold it down to the center crease. Repeat this with the other new upper corner. Once you have folded both sides down, unfold them.

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Description: Fold up nose.

Notice the creases in the paper. Find the ones that extend to the bottom of the sheet. Trace one with your finger until it hits the flap of paper that is folded over on top. At this juncture, fold the flap of paper up.

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Description: Fold in edges twice.

Find the outside edges of the paper and fold them in to the closest diagonal crease in the paper. Do this on both sides. Fold both outside edges in again along the diagonal creases already in the paper.

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Description: Fold top down.

Fold the top point down at the juncture where the top point meets the two edges you just folded in.

o    8

Description: Fold in half.

Turn the paper over and fold it in half vertically.

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Description: Make wings.

Fold the wings down, making sure to align them with the center fold. Do this on both sides.

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Position the wings so that they are angled slightly upward. If they are not, the paper airplane will not fly over 100 feet.

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Tips & Warnings

·         Throw this paper airplane as hard as you can at a 45-degree upward angle. If it was made correctly, it should fly over 100 feet.



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