A pteroplane is an origami stunt plane. The figure got its name in honor of the pterodactyl, a flying dinosaur that became extinct many centuries ago. The creators of this origami probably found some visual resemblance to this ancient animal. Pterodactyls could boast impressive size and a wingspan of 8 to 12 meters!
Pteroplane, of course, is a little more modest in size. However, it flies impressive distances, stays in the air for a long time, and shows miracles of speed. Its main feature is the tricks it can do, which include a variety of loops and rotations.
Take an A4 (21×28 cm) sheet of paper.
Fold it in half lengthwise, crease the fold well, and unfold.
Bend both upper corners to the center line.
Fold down a triangle that is formed at the top of the paper.
Fold up the bottom rectangular piece of paper so that the fold passes near the corner of the triangle.
Crease the fold and unfold.
Turn the figure over and fold the paper in the opposite direction along the marked line.
Cut off a rectangular piece of paper and place the main piece with the triangle up.
Bend the bottom corner of the triangle to the top edge of the paper, then unfold.
The fold lines form a cross in the central part.
Fold in the top corners at the center point.
Bend the lower corner of the triangle up, as shown in the photo, crease the fold, and unfold.
Fold the top edge of the paper inward to the horizontal fold line.
Turn the figure over and fold it in half.
Now, take the previously cut piece of paper and cut it in half.
You only need one of the halves.
Make the tail of the plane by folding the paper in half.
Insert the tail into the body of the aircraft, as shown in the photo.
Bend the body and tail together about a finger’s width to form a wing.
Turn the paper over and fold the second wing symmetrically.
Before you can finally fly your creation, you need to make a few adjustments. The wings should be slightly bent up. To make the plane make more frisky stunts, you can slightly bend their edges up. Point the plane forward or up at an angle and send it up into the sky to see what it can do.