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Sailor Wing Plane

This paper glider will slide through the air in a slow and steady straight line.

All it needs is a slight push and you’ll see it go. The lifted tail helps with stability.

Expert Difficulty 17 folds distance, time aloft 32.2 ft / 9.8 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 top right corner to the left side.

Step 2

2. Open the sheet back up and repeat the same step with the left corner.

Step 3

3. Open the sheet back up and accordion fold both sides in so it looks like this.

Step 4

4. Next, fold the bottom right corner of the triangle shape up to the peak.

Step 5

5. Repeat with the left corner.

Step 6

6. Now, fold the bottom right edge of the diamond shape to the center line.

Step 7

7. Repeat with the left side.

Step 8

8. Fold down the peak of the plane.

Step 9

9. Open up the slots in the top peak and slide the corner of the flaps into them.

Step 10

10. Flip the plane over.

Step 11

11. With a ruler, fold the right side over along the top and bottom corners.

Step 12

12. Repeat with the left side.

Step 13

13. Take the previous folds and fold them back to the outer edges as shown.

Step 14

14. Now fold the plane in half towards you.

Step 15

15. Hold the plane in your hands and invert fold the tail end in.

Step 16

16. Fold one wing out like this.

Step 17

17. Finally, repeat with the other side and extend the wings.

Final Paper Airplane Design Sailor Wing Plane

This is a reliable design that consistently performs well with long straight flights. It is not necessary to staple or tape the body shut. In fact, it works best if the V shape of the body is a 90 degree angle.

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