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Tailed Plane

This fun paper glider flies well and has a unique look with a long tail.

A unique design that uses one piece of paper, but cuts it into two pieces that you put back together to make one paper airplane.

Medium Difficulty 8 folds Requires scissors distance, time aloft

Paper Airplane Folding Instructions

Step 1

1. Fold the paper diagonally as shown. Cut off the bottom piece for later use.

Step 2

2. Fold the left corner down to the opposite corner to create an 'x' crease.

Step 3

3. Next, accordion fold the sides in to create a triangle shape.

Step 4

4. Fold both bottom corners up to the peak.

Step 5

5. Now, take the extra piece that you cut off earlier and fold the top corners to the center to form an arrow.

Step 6

6. Insert the arrow into the planes body so that both peaks match up.

Step 7

7. Next, fold the tip of the plane down to secure the inner arrow.

Step 8

8. Finally, tuck both center flaps into the top peak and then slightly crease the plane in half.

Final Paper Airplane Design Tailed Plane

To throw this paper airplane, pinch the front from underneath until you get a good grip. The two sides will be at around 90 degrees to each other when you do this. Throw with medium force and use small adjustments of the tail to get it to fly level and straight. This glider tends to loop in circles instead of flying straight.