Monday, November 28, 2005

Unusual paper airplane

This is the picture of an unusual paper airplane I came up with. I think it is a great glider, since it flies very smoothly, and its shape gives it stability in the air. Plus, it looks good. I might post instructions in the future.

Saturday, November 19, 2005

Fast-flying paper airplane

This paper airplane is a dart, which means that it flies fast and you can throw it as hard as you want. It also looks quite impressive. Enjoy.

This paper airplane's nose tends to break when it hist a wall or the ground. To prevent this, you can fold it in so that the nose is more flat. This usually doesn't affect the flight, or at least it doesn't seem to.

Thursday, November 17, 2005

Paper airplanes: categories

In this post, I'm going to write the most common categories in which paper airplanes are divided. Those are:
  • Gliders: Those paper airplanes usually have a long wingspan. You just throw them gently and they glide smoothly for a good distance and flight duration.
  • Darts: Those paper airplanes can be thrown with a lot of strength. They fly fast and can fly for a long distance. However, they don't stay aloft for too long.
  • Others: There might be paper airplanes that combine characteristics of both categories. You canthrow them hard or gently and will fly well either way.
Also, if you attempt to make the compact paper airplane, be careful because it's hard to make it fly well. Add a paperclip for stability, and follow the instructions on the "Adjusting your paper airplane" posts.

Sunday, November 13, 2005

Compact paper airplane

Here is a new paper airplane design I came up with. It flies quite well, although sometimes it tends to be unstable in the air. It's a little hard to make, but I think it's worth it, since it is very small and easy to put away. It may even fit in some pockets. If you have any question about the instructions, don't hesitate to leave a comment.

Click on the image below to enlarge it.

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