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