The Wilson

A skinny paper airplane that flies fast and twists in mid-air.

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The Wilson

A skinny paper airplane that flies fast and twists in mid-air.

This design has a tight and narrow nose with wings that flair out in the back.

Folding Difficulty Easy difficulty Number of Folds 12 folds Hashtags distance, acrobatic Distance Flown 38 ft / 11.6 m
Explaination of Distance Flown Average Distance
Thrown by a 10yr old
Time Aloft 1.3 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 two edges to the center.

Step 3

3. Again, fold both outer edges to the center.

Step 4

4. Grab the right center flap and fold it out, as shown.

Step 5

5. Repeat with the left center flap.

Step 6

6. Fold the plane in half.

Step 7

7. Finally, fold out both wings so the body is about 1cm tall from front to back.

Final Paper Airplane Design The Wilson

Use a staple near the center of mass to keep the body together while flying. It will probably spin during flight. If you don't like this, make sure the wings are perfectly symmetrical and bent at the same angle. You can use small adjustments to the back of the wings to eliminate the spinning.

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