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Dec232008

Perfect Paper Airplane!

 I was looking for a cool paper airplane to make when I found some instructions on the net on how to make this one. Looked pretty sweet, so I gave it a try. It took me a couple tries, and a lot of ‘pause and play’ to get it figured out, but wow, what a great looking airplane, and it flew pretty nice too.

 Then I thought, hmmm, I bet it would look even nicer with some snazzy AirPigz graphics on it.  About 2 hours later I had a pattern made with graphics, and lines in key areas to make it easier to build. That’s when I knew that I should share this little guy with the world!

 The only modifications I made were to add both a paper clip and a staple.  The extra weight of the clip really gives this design some great penetration, and the staple helps hold it all together much better… that's especially good for the graphics.

 So, now you have a fun little project: print the pattern from the PDF file link below, then, watch the slick YouTube video that I made of the folding process. It might take a couple tries to get a good one, but hang in there, you're gonna want this - it really seems to be the perfect paper airplane!

 A couple quick things to note:  When you print the pattern, be sure to set the ‘page scaling’ to ‘none’ (as the screenshot below shows).  That way the lines will wind up in the right spot on the page where they’ll do you some good : )

 And then, let me know if you like this little paper airplane with the AirPigz paint job!  Leave a comment, send me a picture via email, let me know about it on twitter… I’d just like to know if you found this to be a fun project and if I should try to come up with more like it. Merry Christmas!

**  DOWNLOAD THE PRINTABLE PDF PATTERN FOR THE PAPER AIRPLANE  **

(be sure to set the page scaling to 'none' before you print) 

And then you're ready to watch the video instructions!

  

 

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Reader Comments (22)

The link to download the paper airplane is not working.

December 10, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSteve

@Steve It should work now - sorry I didn't have it set up when I moved the blog yesterday to squarespace, and thank you for letting me know!

December 10, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMartt

I'm 26 and I still love paper airplanes. I used to buy books with all sorts of cool designs as a kid. Think I'll have to print this off and fly it right now!

January 24, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterPatrick Flannigan

The link to download the paper airplane is not working.ffxiv gil

October 26, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterdew

Cool!!! The link is working normally.

December 13, 2010 | Unregistered Commenter@CMSAllannah

Cute! Really cute. But the folding demo goes way way too fast; but it was fun. I never did get the thing to fold right. Thanks anyway. One of the problems a teacher has in presenting a complicated sequential idea is that he/she starts knowing the sequences and it just seems so simple and obvious, while the student probably starts knowing very little if anything about them. When a teacher goes too quickly from one step to the next he can easily lose the student back at step 2 or 3. It ain't as obvious as it may seem to the teacher. I know; I did it for 35 years; loose them that is.
best for your effort. A good idea.

January 10, 2011 | Unregistered Commentersolarcraft

Thank you for giving us the opportunity to see how you work and learn so much!

January 22, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterlegally blonde

The link isn't working ):

February 7, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLuna Daggers

Luna- Looks like it's all working to me - try again : )

February 7, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMartt (admin)

Yea i made the airplane and i flew it out the window and got hit by a car. Can i have a refund?

March 14, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterBrittany Porreca

Brittany- Sure, no prob on the refund... just send me a SASE with $3 processing fee and I'll get your purchase price sent out the same day. And, may I suggest that next time you should close the window : )

March 14, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMartt (admin)

These are very classic, I like!

April 25, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterrift platinum

@solarcraft ... duh that's why they have a pause button on the video.

In the time you spent admonishing this guy for going too fast, you could have just hit the pause and folded it right.

What a waste of brain cells.

May 28, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSuper geek!

I used to buy books with all sorts of cool designs as a kid. Think I'll have to print this off and fly it right now!
club penguin cheats

July 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMary

what paper size did you use for making this paper plane?

July 31, 2011 | Unregistered Commentereki

eki- the paper is 8.5 inches by 11 inches.

July 31, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMartt (admin)

Staples? Paper clips? Weak, weak, weak...

May 29, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterPuristPlaneFolder

James May's design suffers if you build it on 8.5x11 paper instead of A4, I'd think. Yours flies great but the issue of using metal in that design ruins the comparison.

January 4, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterBread Pudding

Throw it

January 18, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterOscar

Hi, I have a blog dedicated to make paper airplanes with a original models. If you are interesting, visits the blog in...

http://doityourpaperairplane.blogspot.com.es/?

You can visit my chanel of youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/DeepRed82, where I have a lot of tutorials of the models of blog in video for your enjoy. Thanks!!

January 27, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterDeepRed82

We just launched our new site, and we are hoping to get people to come and find us.

These look like really cools planes.

Thanks
Lefty

March 9, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterLefty

Luna- Looks like it's all working to me - try again

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