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Underside Plane

This paper glider has a slow circular flight pattern.

The extra underside flaps give the wings rigidity and help it glide better.

Medium Difficulty 11 folds time aloft 24.6 ft / 7.6 m
Average Distance
Thrown by a 10yr old
2.3 sec
Average Time Aloft
Thrown by a 10yr old

Paper Airplane Folding Instructions

Step 1

1. Fold the paper in half vertically and horizontally, then open it back up.

Step 2

2. Holding the paper width-wise, fold the top edge down to meet the center crease.

Step 3

3. Fold the top edge down at the center crease.

Step 4

4. Now, fold the top right corner down along the center fold as shown.

Step 5

5. Repeat with the left side and it should look like this.

Step 6

6. Again, fold the corner down to meet the horizontal fold.

Step 7

7. Repeat step six on the right side.

Step 8

8. Next, fold the top peak down to meet the horizontal fold.

Step 9

9. Fold the plane in half away from you.

Step 10

10. Now, fold one wing out about one inch from the bottom of the plane.

Step 11

11. Finally. fold down the second wing so it looks like this.

Final Paper Airplane Design Underside Plane

Hold the wings in upward Y shape and use a piece of tape to hold the wings together at this angle. This dihedral angle will allow this glider to stay aloft longer.

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