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Nick's Paper Airplane
This paper airplane is a superb glider it is very well balanced indeed even when made by the most inexperienced child. It can be quickly made from a sheet of A4 paper and I really like it. I drew this page up and placed it on the internet within a day of learning to make this paper airplane.jump to the instructions
Nick's Paper Airplane Folding Instructions
Firstly fold the sheet in half along the line shown in DIG. 1 and then open it out again.
Fold the two top corners in to the center line to give the form in DIG. 2
Then fold the top large triangle over so that the two flaps formed in step 2 are underneath the large triangle. Your paper should now look like DIG. 3
From the form in DIG. 3 fold the two top corners into the center line again in such a way that you get the form in DIG. 4
Now fold the small triangle up over the two flaps to give DIG. 5
Fold along the center line so that the small triangle is on the underside of the plane on the outside along with the two flaps as shown in DIG. 6
Fold along the line AB on DIG. 6 then turn the plane over and do the same to the other side producing DIG. 7.
Fold along the line labelled AB on the diagram first one way and then the other creasing really well. Tuck the triangular shaped depression inbetween the two wings to produce DIG. 8. This stabilises the plane if you do not make it perfectly since to make it absolutely symmetrically is beyond my abilities.