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Posted: 8/8/2005 10:09:03 PM EDT
Ok, best ever? Dunno about that. But, its definately way more advanced then the typical three fold variety.

Click
Link Posted: 8/8/2005 10:13:08 PM EDT
tag
Link Posted: 8/8/2005 10:23:33 PM EDT
I actually used to make planes just like that without the tail. A friend taught me in grade school.

They work very well if you tape a dime or penny in the nose.
Link Posted: 8/8/2005 10:26:41 PM EDT
Hate to admit it, but I gave up after 2 hopelessly crumpled sheets of paper. Watching the animations didn't seem to help, and I've been building model planes for 35 years.
Link Posted: 8/8/2005 10:35:14 PM EDT
Screw that. I used to make those without the tail all the time, it's not a better design.

I know of a better design and it's not as hard to make.
Link Posted: 8/8/2005 10:42:47 PM EDT

Originally Posted By MillerSHO:
Screw that. I used to make those without the tail all the time, it's not a better design.

I know of a better design and it's not as hard to make.



No you dont
Link Posted: 8/8/2005 10:52:18 PM EDT
I just made one and threw it at my co-worker! I put a pen in it for some weight and ordinance! it poked her eye!
Link Posted: 8/8/2005 10:57:26 PM EDT
tag-o-la for work... when the boss is gone.
Link Posted: 8/8/2005 11:01:55 PM EDT
Just tested one off the 4th floor... I fired it into the wind and it caught it, turned it around, did a hard landing/skidding on the roof I was standing on, then the breeze picked it up and carried it across the street for about 40 feet until it hit some dentist's window.. oh well, someone gets a free airplane tomorrow.
Link Posted: 8/8/2005 11:05:49 PM EDT
I prefer a nakamura lock.
Link Posted: 8/8/2005 11:15:35 PM EDT
Link Posted: 8/9/2005 1:00:02 AM EDT
gotta try it when i get home
Link Posted: 8/9/2005 1:10:50 AM EDT
tag
Link Posted: 8/9/2005 5:56:34 AM EDT
Link Posted: 8/9/2005 6:19:17 AM EDT
I have been making paper airplanes like this since I was in second grade. The "without tail" variation is a lot more aerobatic, but as I got older I began to appreciate the stability of the regular version.

There is also a good hang glider version too which is fun to fly indoors.
Link Posted: 8/9/2005 6:21:57 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Arkansas_Rocketman:
Hate to admit it, but I gave up after 2 hopelessly crumpled sheets of paper. Watching the animations didn't seem to help, and I've been building model planes for 35 years.



Making the third crease is the only hard part. You take the sides of the paper and bend them up and back, bringing the center of the "X" into a point. Line up the edges, and press down in the center making the creases.
Link Posted: 8/9/2005 6:23:56 AM EDT
With the exception of adding the tail, that is the way I was taught 30 years ago. (one of 3 ways I think)
Link Posted: 8/9/2005 6:24:49 AM EDT
Works pretty good. Did a full loop with mine.
Link Posted: 8/9/2005 6:35:36 AM EDT
it works ok, took me 20 minutes to figure out parts 16-20

txl
Link Posted: 8/9/2005 7:16:03 AM EDT
tag for later
Link Posted: 8/9/2005 7:27:11 AM EDT
I hit President Nixon with a paper airplane in the early 70's
Link Posted: 8/9/2005 7:30:00 AM EDT
tag
Link Posted: 8/9/2005 7:30:38 AM EDT
FWIW we had a course (training) that involved making a paper airplane in accordance to specifications.

My team used my lazy idea of the regular three fold deal. No paper clips/weights, nothing. Just a simple paper airplane design with sharp folds.

It flew the farthest, the straightest, and hit the target 99% of the time.
Link Posted: 8/9/2005 7:30:58 AM EDT
tag
Link Posted: 8/9/2005 7:33:20 AM EDT

Originally Posted By skid2964:
I hit President Nixon with a paper airplane in the early 70's



Okay, you're required to tell the story now.
Link Posted: 8/9/2005 7:34:12 AM EDT
Tag for lunch
Link Posted: 8/9/2005 7:49:23 AM EDT
The instructions were unclear and kind of complex.
Link Posted: 8/9/2005 7:51:30 AM EDT
tag
Link Posted: 8/9/2005 7:53:48 AM EDT
My airplanes look like a canard delta, similar to the Saab Viggen. The extra weight caused by the folds up front for the 'little wings' results in a forward center of gravity, and plenty of momentum. Also means that impact at the other end is much better absorbed because of the increased rigidity. Must take a picture of one.

NTM
Link Posted: 8/9/2005 7:59:37 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/9/2005 8:07:34 AM EDT by donovan007007]
NASA came to my school once and he made a paper "tube", im sorry im hell for explaining online, but what he did was fold a piece of paper a few times so it was narrow and then joined it from end-to-end, so it looks like a stupid circle or tube-like or a ring-like shape. he sent it sailing across the whole gym, I was like "shit!". never for the life of me have been able to duplicate it. I am kicking myself in the ass for 16 years now. by the way.......... I am now 26
Link Posted: 8/9/2005 8:17:13 AM EDT
Just tried it and must say it flies pretty well.
Have to try it again later.
Link Posted: 8/9/2005 8:19:04 AM EDT
tagaroo
Link Posted: 8/9/2005 8:19:28 AM EDT
Tagged.

BigDozer66
Link Posted: 8/9/2005 8:45:16 AM EDT

Originally Posted By donovan007007:
NASA came to my school once and he made a paper "tube", im sorry im hell for explaining online, but what he did was fold a piece of paper a few times so it was narrow and then joined it from end-to-end, so it looks like a stupid circle or tube-like or a ring-like shape. he sent it sailing across the whole gym, I was like "shit!". never for the life of me have been able to duplicate it. I am kicking myself in the ass for 16 years now. by the way.......... I am now 26



I'm not sure if it's the same design, but when I was in college we used to construct the tube/ring paper airplanes. The things would sail an unbeliveable distance. It's not easy to explain without a diagram, but
they are very simple to construct.
Link Posted: 8/9/2005 9:03:06 AM EDT
The boss' sister had a flat tire so he's out of the office.

Construction begins!
Link Posted: 8/9/2005 9:15:36 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Specop_007:

Originally Posted By MillerSHO:
Screw that. I used to make those without the tail all the time, it's not a better design.

I know of a better design and it's not as hard to make.



No you dont



I bet I do.
Link Posted: 8/9/2005 9:38:36 AM EDT
I have found that a wadded up little ball of paper will fly farther than almost any other plane made from 8.5x11" college ruled. (if you have a decent arm) Sometimes simpler is better.
Link Posted: 8/9/2005 10:06:56 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/9/2005 10:09:13 AM EDT by kpel308]
Link Posted: 8/9/2005 10:32:01 AM EDT
Thanks for the linky's!

I'll try them out with the kids tonight!

BigDozer66
Link Posted: 8/9/2005 10:40:05 AM EDT
I got stumped at step 18 and quit at that point. The plane flew great... Right into the fucking trash.
The pics are hard to see... need to be alot bigger...
Link Posted: 8/9/2005 10:43:12 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/9/2005 10:44:27 AM EDT by LoginName]

Originally Posted By kpel308:

Yup. The RingWing... Second one in this PDF: AerospaceMuseum.org PDF file

ETA: The RingWing I used to make was square in cross section, not diagonal like this one.



That's it.

My dorm room was on the 8th floor. We'd construct the "ringWings" by the dozens and launch them out the window. Sometimes they'd auger in, but when thrown just right and a little bit of tail-wind, they'd sail until they were out of sight.
Link Posted: 8/9/2005 10:43:59 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Admiral_Crunch:

Originally Posted By skid2964:
I hit President Nixon with a paper airplane in the early 70's



Okay, you're required to tell the story now.



He came to speak here in Jackson, MS ... I guess it was 1973 or 1974. Our class went to see him here at the Jackson Coliseum. I found one of those small popcorn boxes they used to sell popcorn in way back then. Since I always had an interest in aircraft as a child I used to build some pretty cool paper airplanes. Well I knew this popcorn box would make a jam-up-cool airplane. it was a freakin' masterpiece. I was WAY up in the nosebleed section when I let 'er fly. It circled the Coliseum several times, flying in a perfect diameter circle, it had ALOT of airtime, well when it started to lose altitude the circles got a little smaller. To make a long story short, the plane came to rest by skipping accross the Presidential podium and hitting President Nixon in the chest. he picked it up and commented on what a fine airplane that was and gave mention to all the school students visiting in the upper section. I acted like nothing happened. If anyone knew I threw it, they never said anything.
Link Posted: 8/9/2005 10:47:59 AM EDT

Originally Posted By skid2964:

Originally Posted By Admiral_Crunch:

Originally Posted By skid2964:
I hit President Nixon with a paper airplane in the early 70's



Okay, you're required to tell the story now.



He came to speak here in Jackson, MS ... I guess it was 1973 or 1974. Our class went to see him here at the Jackson Coliseum. I found one of those small popcorn boxes they used to sell popcorn in way back then. Since I always had an interest in aircraft as a child I used to build some pretty cool paper airplanes. Well I knew this popcorn box would make a jam-up-cool airplane. it was a freakin' masterpiece. I was WAY up in the nosebleed section when I let 'er fly. It circled the Coliseum several times, flying in a perfect diameter circle, it had ALOT of airtime, well when it started to lose altitude the circles got a little smaller. To make a long story short, the plane came to rest by skipping accross the Presidential podium and hitting President Nixon in the chest. he picked it up and commented on what a fine airplane that was and gave mention to all the school students visiting in the upper section. I acted like nothing happened. If anyone knew I threw it, they never said anything.



Fricken Awesome!
Link Posted: 8/9/2005 11:00:14 AM EDT

Originally Posted By jkstexas2001:
tag



yep
Link Posted: 8/9/2005 11:01:41 AM EDT

Originally Posted By skid2964:

Originally Posted By Admiral_Crunch:

Originally Posted By skid2964:
I hit President Nixon with a paper airplane in the early 70's



Okay, you're required to tell the story now.



He came to speak here in Jackson, MS ... I guess it was 1973 or 1974. Our class went to see him here at the Jackson Coliseum. I found one of those small popcorn boxes they used to sell popcorn in way back then. Since I always had an interest in aircraft as a child I used to build some pretty cool paper airplanes. Well I knew this popcorn box would make a jam-up-cool airplane. it was a freakin' masterpiece. I was WAY up in the nosebleed section when I let 'er fly. It circled the Coliseum several times, flying in a perfect diameter circle, it had ALOT of airtime, well when it started to lose altitude the circles got a little smaller. To make a long story short, the plane came to rest by skipping accross the Presidential podium and hitting President Nixon in the chest. he picked it up and commented on what a fine airplane that was and gave mention to all the school students visiting in the upper section. I acted like nothing happened. If anyone knew I threw it, they never said anything.





SWEET! Man, that must have taken some balls! I'd be afraid of the Secret Service drawing down on me.
Link Posted: 8/9/2005 11:05:14 AM EDT
This sure could have come in handy for that paper air plane contest in the 4th grade
Link Posted: 8/9/2005 11:27:45 AM EDT
Tag. MJD
Link Posted: 8/9/2005 11:37:37 AM EDT
TAG...

-John
Link Posted: 8/9/2005 11:49:56 AM EDT
I learned to make a Ring Wing from a guy at JSC in Houston. I was attending a local space camp back in junior high. Those things flew great! Ours had a square cross section and with a little practice, you could aim them with pretty good accuracy.
Link Posted: 8/9/2005 12:21:13 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Lockedon:

Originally Posted By skid2964:

Originally Posted By Admiral_Crunch:

Originally Posted By skid2964:
I hit President Nixon with a paper airplane in the early 70's



Okay, you're required to tell the story now.



He came to speak here in Jackson, MS ... I guess it was 1973 or 1974. Our class went to see him here at the Jackson Coliseum. I found one of those small popcorn boxes they used to sell popcorn in way back then. Since I always had an interest in aircraft as a child I used to build some pretty cool paper airplanes. Well I knew this popcorn box would make a jam-up-cool airplane. it was a freakin' masterpiece. I was WAY up in the nosebleed section when I let 'er fly. It circled the Coliseum several times, flying in a perfect diameter circle, it had ALOT of airtime, well when it started to lose altitude the circles got a little smaller. To make a long story short, the plane came to rest by skipping accross the Presidential podium and hitting President Nixon in the chest. he picked it up and commented on what a fine airplane that was and gave mention to all the school students visiting in the upper section. I acted like nothing happened. If anyone knew I threw it, they never said anything.





SWEET! Man, that must have taken some balls! I'd be afraid of the Secret Service drawing down on me.



Well it was 1974, The po-po didn't taze little kids and old ladies back then .....
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