Origami Tail Spin Airplane

If the airplane made according to these folding instructions participates in competitions to perform acrobatic stunts, it will definitely become the absolute winner. The accuracy with which the model performs the “Barrel” figure, included in the list of aerobatics, is amazing. The trick can be seen very well. The airplane, moving forward at cruising speed, makes 5–6 turns around its axis by 360 degrees.

Swept wings, a truncated nose, and folds at the ends (tail flaps) make the airplane rotate. The aerobatic maneuver can be controlled by changing the direction of the flaps. Simple assembly instructions will allow a beginner in paper airplane manufacturing to make this sports model quickly and easily. The stuntman flies far, more than 10 meters.

Step 1

Mark the main middle line by making a vertical fold.

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Straighten the paper back to its original state.

Step 4

Fold the top side of the paper into a triangle, aligning the top with the middle.

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Bend the sides of the resulting triangle towards the middle.

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Bend the sharp part of the figure down by one-third, forming the nose of the airplane.

Step 9

Close the figure along the center line, aligning the sides and corners.

Step 10

Turn the figure so that the fold line is up. Bend the wing up, aligning the free edge with the top line of the fold.

Step 11

Turn it to the side, and bend the second wing.

Step 12

For good flight dynamics, symmetry and precision of bends are important.

Step 13

Place the airplane vertically in front of you.

Step 14

The main fold line should be a mountain; bend the lower corner of the wing a short distance from the valley fold, as shown in the illustration, and place the bent section perpendicular to the wing.

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Turn the airplane over and fold the second wing.

Step 17

Extend the wings to the sides, compress the body, and draw details to add uniqueness.

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The plane is ready!

It’s interesting to pilot a new sports airplane. To change the direction of rotation, you will first need to bend the corner of the left wing, turn the figure over, and bend the corner of the right wing. A different flap deflection angle will add a small amount to the flight path turn. If you fly it inside, the airplane will make a circle with rotation. If you return the corners of the wings to a neutral position, the airplane will fly straight. You can add a small piece of adhesive tape and secure the body – this will further improve flight performance.

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