Swallow Paper Airplane

This figure is an origami classic. This aircraft is named so because of the resemblance of its forked front to a bird tail. It is believed that it flies more accurately and faster than others. Ready to check?

Step 1

Take an A4 sheet.

Step 2

Bend the upper left corner to the right edge of the paper, as shown in the figure. Crease the fold and unfold.

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Repeat the same action for the upper right corner.

Step 4

Bend the top of the sheet back.

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The fold line should pass through the point formed by the diagonals.

Step 6

Crease the fold well and unfold.

Step 7

Fold the paper as shown in the photo.

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Such a fold is somewhat reminiscent of the base of a “Water bomb”.

Step 10

Bend alternately corners A and B to the center line, working only with the top layer.

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Now, fold A and B down.

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Fold corners C and D to the center, as in the photo.

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Crease the folds and unfold.

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Make “flattening folds” on both sides, following the instructions.

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This moment is somewhat reminiscent of the “Fin of a fish” base.

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At the bottom, you should see the edge of the rectangular paper.

Step 21

Fold it in half along the horizontal axis.

Step 22

Cut off the bottom half, but don’t throw it away.

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Bend the top corner of the shape back.

Step 25

Fold the figure in half.

Step 26

Create the wings: the fold line should run diagonally so that the back of the wing is 2-3 mm wider than the front. Use the dotted line as your guide.

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Bend the edges of the wings up at the same angles (about 90 degrees).

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Now, take the cut-off strip of paper and fold it in half lengthwise.

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Step back from the edge about 2.5 cm and make a half-width cut on the side opposite the fold.

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Bend the notched parts 90 degrees.

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Now, attach this part to the main one, as shown in the photo.

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The plane is ready, it’s time to try it in action! If you make several of these swallow planes, then you can arrange a competition and see whose plane will fly farthest.

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