Fast Glider

A realistic paper airplane that looks like a real airplane.

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Fast Glider

A realistic paper airplane that looks like a real airplane.

The separate wing and tail sections make this one of the more realistic designs. It flies and glides well too!

Folding Difficulty Medium difficulty Number of Folds 7 folds Requires Scissors Requires scissors Hashtags Distance Hashtags Time aloft Distance Flown 27.6 ft / 8.4 m
Explaination of Distance Flown Average Distance
Thrown by a 10yr old
Time Aloft 1.8 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. Fold the sheet in half, unfold and then fold the top two corners to the center.

Step 2

2. Fold the top point down to meet the edge of the previous folds.

Step 3

3. Fold the top two edges in to the center.

Step 4

4. Fold the top point down to the bottom edge.

Step 5

5. Next, fold the point back up as shown. The doubled over part should be about 1 inch tall.

Step 6

6. Fold the plane in half and grab a pair of scissors.

Step 7

7. Cut along the lines indicated in the picture, or in our downloadable instructions.

Step 8

8. Fold the wings out. The body will be about 1.25 inches tall.

Step 9

9. Finally, fold up the wing tips on the back set of wings.

Final Paper Airplane Design Fast Glider

Because this paper airplane has distinct wings that are separate from the tail, its one of the few designs that can use ailerons instead of elevons to steer the airplane.

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