Basic Dart

A basic design with decent distance and speed.

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Basic Dart

A basic design with decent distance and speed.

This is one of the most iconic paper airplane designs, and also one of the easiest to fold. It flies very fast, in a nice straight line. A forgiving airplane design that works well even with uneven or asymmetrical folds. The perfect starter airplane for anyone just learning.

Folding Difficulty Easy difficulty Number of Folds 5 folds Paper Sizes Letter & A4 Paper Hashtags Distance Distance Flown 40.8 ft / 12.5 m
Explaination of Distance Flown Average Distance
Thrown by a 10yr old
Time Aloft 1.4 sec
Explaination of Time Aloft Average Time Aloft
Thrown by a 10yr old
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Paper Airplane Airplane Folding Instructions

Step 1

1. Fold the paper in half.

Step 2

2. Unfold and then fold the corners into the center line.

Step 3

3. Fold the top edges to the center.

Step 4

4. Fold the paper airplane in half.

Step 5

5. Fold the wings down to meet the bottom edge of the plane's body.

Final Paper Airplane Design Basic Dart

This airplane has stiff wings, so it can tolerate fast throwing speeds. Throw it as hard as you can for maximum distance and speed.

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