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Rapier Paper Airplane
I love this plane (I did design it but I can brag can't I?) it flies like a glider but has the elegant shape and great precision of a dart. This plane is the best of both worlds and is so easy to make it must be the best plane on the site!jump to the instructions
Rapier Paper Airplane Folding Instructions
First take a rectangular A4 (8 1/2" by 11") sheet of paper and fold down the center dotted line on DIG. 1 opening it out again afterwards.
Take the first 1cm (1/2") of the rectangular sheet and fold it up along the dotted line in DIG. 2
Fold the flap over and over until about 3/8 of the length of the sheet is folded in this concertina fashion as in DIG. 3 this should give a heavy and thick front lip.
Now fold along the two dotted lines in DIG. 3 bringing the top edges into the center line and fold along the center line to give DIG. 4 as a side view5
Fold the wings down along the dotted line in DIG. 4one either side of the center. Now the plane should look like the diagram at the top of the page.