The Arrow

A fast paper airplane that goes straight like an arrow.

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The Arrow

A fast paper airplane that goes straight like an arrow.

Difficult to fold, but worth the effort for this fast flying dart.

Folding Difficulty Expert difficulty Number of Folds 12 folds Requires Scissors Requires scissors Hashtags Distance Distance Flown 33.6 ft / 10.2 m
Explaination of Distance Flown Average Distance
Thrown by a 10yr old
Time Aloft 1.6 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 and then unfold.

Step 2

2. Fold the top right corner so that you make a crease going from the center top to the bottom right corner. Unfold.

Step 3

3. Fold the right corner down to the crease of the previous fold and then refold that original fold.

Step 4

4. Repeat step two and three with the left side.

Step 5

5. Next, fold the top point down to the bottom.

Step 6

6. Next, fold the top point back up as shown. The doubled over part should be just under 1 inch tall.

Step 7

7. Fold the plane in half and then temporarily unfold.

Step 8

8. Fold in the right side of the plane, just the top part.

Step 9

9. Now, fold the right side back out and then invert fold the small triangle in the center.

Step 10

10. Repeat the last two steps with the left side.

Step 11

11. Hold the wings together and cut out a piece to make the shape above. Download our printable instructions for an easy template.

Step 12

12. Finally, refold the body and wings and cut some tail fins to make fine adjustments.

Final Paper Airplane Design The Arrow

Use a small piece of tape to keep the front part together and make small adjustments to the fins if necessary for level flight. Throw at about 45 degrees with full force for the longest flights.

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