Origami Square Airplane

A well-made paper airplane can surprise you with its graceful movements in the air. Sometimes the result is disappointing – instead of a smooth flight, the figure suddenly goes into a dive or falls quickly. A plane with a rounded nose, if the instructions are accurately followed, will fly well even in strong winds. It can also flip in the air and continue to fly upside down.

To assemble the model, you will need a sheet of A4 paper and scissors. For smoother folds and their precise direction, you can use a ruler. This model allows you to control the flight mode using the flaps, so it is well-suited for playing with a child.

Step 1

Place the sheet of paper vertically. Alternately fold the top corners inward and unfold.

Step 2

Fold the top down, so that the fold line is at the intersection of the first two lines.

Step 3

Fold the top right and left corners towards the center.

Step 4

Open your figure and fold its right side inward along the premarked lines.

Step 5

Do the same with the left side.

Step 6

Fold the outer ends to the top of the triangle, as shown in the photo.

Step 7

Fold the top to the base of the triangle. There are quite a lot of layers of paper at this point, so do the folding carefully.

Step 8

Fold the plane in half inward. The place where there are many layers of paper can be creased with a ruler.

Step 9

Unfold both halves, bending the wings away from the body of the plane. The body should be about one and a half centimeters in height.

Step 10

Finally, cut two small flaps at the end of each wing and bend them up. They should be approximately 1.5 cm wide and the same distance from the center line.

The first launch of the airplane can be carried out in the open air – a light breeze will not interfere with it. To maximize its capabilities, the figure needs space. You can bend the flaps down and throw up with a little force. As a result, it will flip over and boomerang back at you. If you point the flaps upward and launch the plane sharply, it will achieve a good glide through the air. This way, you can change the airplane’s flight mode.

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