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Fast Hawk

A fast paper airplane that can soar for miles with very little effort.

Like a hawk, this paper plane can glide over long distances. A little tricky to fold, but a reliable performer.

Expert Difficulty 12 folds Requires scissors distance, time aloft 21.4 ft / 6.5 m
Average Distance
Thrown by a 10yr old
2.4 sec
Average Time Aloft
Thrown by a 10yr old

Paper Airplane Folding Instructions

Step 1

1. Holding the paper width-wise, fold the top down about two inches.

Step 2

2. Fold the sheet in half vertically.

Step 3

3. Fold the top right corner down to the left edge.

Step 4

4. Repeat step three with the other side folding the opposite way.

Step 5

5. Open sheet back up as shown.

Step 6

6. Accordion fold the top side rectangles in to get this shape.

Step 7

7. Fold the bottom flaps up and tuck them under the triangle shape.

Step 8

8. Fold the peak back to the bottom edge of the paper.

Step 9

9. Flip the paper over and crease in the sides of the upside-down triangle.

Step 10

10. Invert fold the side in to get this shape.

Step 11

11. Now, fold the plane in half away from you.

Step 12

12. Fold down one wing as shown and repeat with the other side.

Step 13

13. Fold the ends of the wings tips up and you are done.

Final Paper Airplane Design Fast Hawk

Give the wings an upward Y shape to improve performance. This dihedral angle will be more stable. To improve the flight characteristics, cut some aileron flaps on the back of the wings. These can be bent up or down to get this paper airplane to fly straight and level.

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