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Canard Plane

A steady distance flyer that stays on target.

The small front wings on this paper airplane are called canard wings, and they help stabilize the airplane during flight.

Hard Difficulty 14 folds distance 31.4 ft / 9.6 m
Average Distance
Thrown by a 10yr old
3.5 sec
Average Time Aloft
Thrown by a 10yr old

Paper Airplane Folding Instructions

Step 1

1. Fold your paper in half vertically and then unfold.

Step 2

2. Fold both upper corners to the center.

Step 3

3. Now, fold the outer edges to the center.

Step 4

4. Next, open the sheet back up and fold down the right side. The second crease should meet the center line. Then fold the corner out.

Step 5

5. Repeat with the other side.

Step 6

6. Fold down the top point to meet where the other folds come together.

Step 7

7. Now, fold up the point back up to meet the top edge.

Step 8

8. Next, fold in the right outer flap.

Step 9

9. Repeat with the left flap

Step 10

10. Fold out the right flap so that the crease lines up with the outer corner.

Step 11

11. Repeat with the other side.

Step 12

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

Step 13

13. Fold down one wing as shown.

Step 14

14. Finally, fold out the other wing.

Final Paper Airplane Design Canard Plane

If you prefer the look of having the folds hidden inside the airplane, you can reverse the fold in step 12. This will make the airplane thicker, so you'll need to use some tape to keep it all together.

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