This paper aircraft model is called “Ninja”. With a relatively low speed and distance of flight, it performs many different tricks in the air. This sets it apart from many other aircraft made using the origami technique.
At first glance, it may seem that it is difficult to make such an aircraft. However, once you are done, you will see that it’s easier than it looks. Follow our step-by-step instructions and you will succeed. Ready? Then, let’s start!
Prepare a sheet of paper 22×28 cm. Note that you can use any other size, as long as the aspect ratio is about the same.
Make two folds that you will use as a guide in the next steps.
Fold the first, then the other corner, as shown in the photo.
Return the sheet of paper to the original position.
Make another fold using these photos as your guide.
Make a few folds so that the middle of the right side of the rectangle is inside, in the center of the figure, forming a triangle.
Repeat the folds from steps 7-10 for the left side.
Bend the right portion of the resulting triangle to the left side.
Bend the right side of the figure, as shown in the photo.
Flip the paper over, so you can proceed to making the folds explained in the next step.
Fold the figure in half and bend the right side to the left.
Fold the front left side of the figure towards the center, as in step 15.
Open the left side of the figure.
Turn the paper over and open the top triangle.
Bend the top corner down towards you.
Bend the corner up, away from you.
Turn the figure over and fold it in half vertically.
Bend the paper to create one of the aircraft’s two wings.
Turn the figure over and bend the paper to make the second wing.
Crease the folds well and straighten the paper model.
It spins in the air and sometimes behaves unpredictably. There is no way to know exactly how it will move next time. Maybe, you will discover the hidden features of this model. For now, though, you can launch it on its first flight.