A small and fast flying paper plane.

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A small and fast flying paper plane.

This compact paper airplane makes up for its size with speed. Throw it hard and watch it sail.

Folding Difficulty Hard difficulty Number of Folds 17 folds Hashtags Distance Hashtags Time aloft
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Paper Airplane Airplane Folding Instructions

Step 1

1. Fold the sheet in half vertically.

Step 2

2. Open the sheet back up and fold in half horizontally.

Step 3

3. With the folded paper held with the opening on the bottom, fold both left and right edges to the center.

Step 4

4. Open the last two folds and then fold the top corner down to the first crease.

Step 5

5. Repeat with the other side.

Step 6

6. Now, fold the top right edge down to the center line.

Step 7

7. Repeat with the left side.

Step 8

8. Open those last steps back up and accordion fold the right side in.

Step 9

9. Repeat with the other side.

Step 10

10. Take the top layer of both outer edges and line them up with the diagonal creases.

Step 11

11. Fold them in again along the diagonal creases.

Step 12

12. Flip the plane around and repeat steps 10 and 11 on this side.

Step 13

13. Fold the tip about an inch down as shown.

Step 14

14. Now, fold the plane in half towards you.

Step 15

15. Fold down one wing. The body will be about 1/2 inch tall.

Step 16

16. Repeat with the other side.

Step 17

17. Finally, fold the tail fins up as shown.

Final Paper Airplane Design Vulture

In our testing, this plane liked to fly in a big fast boomerang loop back to us. Try adjusting the tail fins, and you can get this design to do a few other tricks.

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