Water Plane

This paper airplane is made to look like a boat.

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Water Plane

This paper airplane is made to look like a boat.

It glides through the air like a boat glides through water, slow and smooth.

Folding Difficulty Easy difficulty Number of Folds 8 folds Paper Sizes Letter & A4 Paper Hashtags Time aloft Hashtags Acrobatic Distance Flown 18.7 ft / 5.7 m
Explaination of Distance Flown Average Distance
Thrown by a 10yr old
Time Aloft 2.7 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 and then fold in half again.

Step 2

2. Open the previous folds up. Mark a point about 4 inches (10cm) down from the top and fold down along that point.

Step 3

3. Fold the top two corners in to the closest crease.

Step 4

4. Unfold and then accordion fold the top corners into the inside.

Step 5

5. Fold the two outer flaps in to the center line.

Step 6

6. Fold the airplane in half towards you.

Step 7

7. Accordion fold the top point into the inside, as shown.

Step 8

8. Finally, fold both wings out to create the wings.

Final Paper Airplane Design Water Plane

This slow glider tends to float in big loops instead of going in a straight line. Avoid taping or closing up the front part of this paper airplane. The wide plow in the front is what makes it look like a boat and float slowly.

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