How To Make A Paper Aeroplane

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Paper aeroplanes can be designed to do lots of different things. The Piranha is a paper aeroplane specifically designed for short range speed and accuracy. If I’m being even more specific, it was designed to knock other paper aeroplanes right out of the sky!

The Piranha produces virtually no lift and cannot glide. The weight is concentrated at the front and the entire back section is basically there to keep the whole thing flying straight. It can be thrown as hard as you like and, provided you can throw accurately, it will go pretty much exactly where you want it to go.

 


1. Take one A4 piece of paper.

Paper Aeroplanes: The Piranha - Step 1


2. Fold the piece of paper exactly in half longways. Then unfold. You will use the fold you have created as a guide line in later steps.

Paper Aeroplanes: The Piranha - Step 2 Paper Aeroplanes: The Piranha - Step 2a

3. Now fold the corners at one end of the paper so they meet the centre line.

Paper Aeroplanes: The Piranha - Step 3 Paper Aeroplanes: The Piranha - Step 3a

4. Fold the tip of the plane back so it meets the points where the other folds cross.

Paper Aeroplanes: The Piranha - Step 4 Paper Aeroplanes: The Piranha - Step 4a

5. Now fold the corners in again, as show in the diagram on the left. However, do not start the fold exactly on at the tip, and do not fold all the way to the centre line. Leave a tiny gap (roughly 1mm) between the centre line and the folds. This is important, as it stops too many folds building up at one point, which can lead to the paper ripping.

Paper Aeroplanes: The Piranha - Step 5 Paper Aeroplanes: The Piranha - Step 5a

6. Fold in once more, still keeping the 1mm gap between the fold and the centre line of the paper aeroplane.

Paper Aeroplanes: The Piranha - Step 6 Paper Aeroplanes: The Piranha - Step 6a

7. Refold along the centre line, so all the folds you made in steps 3 to 6 are on the outside of the plane.

Paper Aeroplanes: The Piranha - Step 7 Paper Aeroplanes: The Piranha - Step 7a

8. Fold along the yellow line on one side of the paper, as shown in the diagram on the left. You should get the diagram on the right.

Paper Aeroplanes: The Piranha - Step 8 Paper Aeroplanes: The Piranha - Step 8a

9. Now repeat the fold on the other side.
Paper Aeroplanes: The Piranha - Step 9


10. Fold along the yellow line on one side of the paper, as shown in the diagram on the left. You should get the diagram on the right.

Paper Aeroplanes: The Piranha - Step 10 Paper Aeroplanes: The Piranha - Step 10a

11. Now repeat on the other side.
Paper Aeroplanes: The Piranha - Step 11


12. Now we’re going to create the nose of the paper aeroplane. Fold along the yellow line on one side of the paper. You should end up with something that looks like the diagram on the right.

Paper Aeroplanes: The Piranha - Step 12 Paper Aeroplanes: The Piranha - Step 12a

13. Now repeat the fold on the other side.
Paper Aeroplanes: The Piranha - Step 13


14. Now we’re going to fold up the wings. Fold along the yellow line on one side of the paper as shown in the diagram on the left, then repeat on the other side. Aim for something that looks like the diagram on the right.

Paper Aeroplanes: The Piranha - Step 14 Paper Aeroplanes: The Piranha - Step 14a

15. Now we’re going to fold up the fins. If you’ve got a ruler handy, aim for the dimensions as shown in the diagram on the left.

Paper Aeroplanes: The Piranha - Step 15 Paper Aeroplanes: The Piranha - Step 15a

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