Origami Lock Bottom Airplane

The increased surface area is the main feature of this airship. The airplane model has elements on the wings similar to stabilizers and ailerons – adjustable parts to maintain balance and make turns. At the bottom of the body, there is a fold reminiscent of a luggage compartment. This glider flies slowly, but far, and can make gentle turns.

The large wing area helps aircraft take off and land at low speed on unprepared areas: meadows, river banks, and fields surrounded by trees or hills. Such airliners have very powerful engines, but they also consume a lot of fuel.

Step 1

On a vertically positioned sheet of paper, mark the middle vertical line, aligning the right side with the left.

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Open the sheet of paper.

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Form a triangle at the top of the paper, alternately aligning the upper right and left halves with the vertical middle line.

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Fold the top of the triangle towards yourself, leaving a couple of centimeters at the bottom. Compare the result with the illustration.

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Fold the top of the triangle again, aligning the top corners with the vertical middle line.

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Bend the small triangle up. Turn the shape over.

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Fold the figure in half along the middle line, and turn 90 degrees to the side.

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To form the wings, bend the upper part of the figure towards yourself along a line stepping away from the base by one to two centimeters.

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Repeat the step on the other side.

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Form stabilizers by bending the outer lines of the wings, stepping away from the edge about one centimeter.

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Make vertical cuts at the ends of the wings, forming the ailerons.

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Spread the wings of the airplane, and bend the cut strips of paper.

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It turned out very cool!

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For the exact flight course of this airplane, you need to adjust the folds that serve as ailerons and stabilizers. When launching, it is better not to make sharp throws; a precise guiding movement is sufficient and an exciting flight is guaranteed. It’s fun to guess the landing location and landing accuracy while competing with friends.

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