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Neophyte

Paper airplane replica

by Neophyte Jun 25, 2011
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This paper model is actually quite a nice flier. Folded one from the picture. It is similar to the acrobatic flier I was taught as a kid - except that it has the gift of straight and level flight... Thanks! one more design in my origami fleet.

While looking for paper airplanes on Youtube to find the design i use, i found this great channel:

http://www.youtube.com/user/kawasarowww.youtube.com/user/kawasaro

I had a paper airplane book when I was a kid that had that exact model in it. I think I made one as recently as couple of weeks ago. The design stuck with me too.

Cool! Any chance you could post instructions for making the paper one too? I've never seen that design before.

Yep...no problem at all sharing the design...will sit tomorrow and document it and post it.

I also have a (odd) model that i made as a kid that had some good success. For example, i managed to fly my paper plane on the playing field of a basketball game in a stadium with 50k people. I was sitting really high. I shall made a picture of it because it's hard to explain. It's almost the same as your design, except mine has a heavier nose, shorter wings and flaps for lift.

Is there much weight difference between paper and plastic?

Considering the thickness differences, yes. Paper is very thin (0.1mm or so) on average, so the plastic version will probably not fly (Or at least not well at all).

Yes, even at 1mm thick this will be much heavier than the paper version. The print is still busy though...so don't yet know. I just hope it's to some degree worth the long wait. If it flies I'll try take a video clip and post that too.