A smooth sailing paper airplane with a simple silhouette.

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A smooth sailing paper airplane with a simple silhouette.

Like a stealthy spy plane, this paper glider flies quietly through the air.

Folding Difficulty Medium difficulty Number of Folds 8 folds Requires Scissors Requires scissors Hashtags Distance Hashtags Time aloft Distance Flown 35 ft / 10.7 m
Explaination of Distance Flown Average Distance
Thrown by a 10yr old
Time Aloft 1.7 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. First, cut 2.5 inches off the bottom to make a perfectly square piece of paper.

Step 2

2. Fold the sheet in half and then open back up.

Step 3

3. Fold both upper corners to the center line as shown.

Step 4

4. Fold the top point down to meet the corners from the previous step.

Step 5

5. Fold the right upper corner to the center again.

Step 6

6. Repeat with the other side, and then fold the plane in half away from you.

Step 7

7. Finally, fold out the wings. They should come to a point in the front and taper up towards the back.

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This steady glider is very reliable and requires few adjustments, but you can fold the tail flaps up or down as needed to get this paper airplane to fly level and straight.

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