POP Projects is a collection of new and classic projects from more than a century of Popular Mechanics. Master skills, get tool recommendations, and, most importantly, build something of your very own. Ah, the paper airplane. A project that appears simple at first glance but is devilishly complex when you actually want your stationery aviation creation to fly a bit further than a few feet. So what are the right folds, cuts, and edges needed to created the perfect paper plane? In , we spoke with Barnaby Wainfan, a technical fellow and aerodynamicist at Northrop Grumman, who gave us a few pointers.
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The classic paper airplane using a handful straight folds on a standard 8. It is called a dart airplane , due both to its shape and flight pattern. The reason for its broad popularity is that the dart plant is a very easy model to fold, even if you have no prior knowledge of origami. In fact, many children who make play with dart paper planes have no idea that it falls under the category of origami. They have a surprisingly interesting history. And during the s, Jack Northrop is said to have used paper airplane models to test the aerodynamics of the larger aircraft he was building for the Lockheed Corporation.
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Place the piece of paper in front of you horizontally and then fold it in half vertically. Finally, fold up the ends on the wing flaps and then repeat with the ends of each outer wing. These beautiful, easy to follow, paper airplane folding instructions can be downloaded and printed as many times as you want. Use them when you are offline and don't have access to the internet.