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Posted: 1/6/2006 5:53:59 PM EDT
I just got done showing my youngest how to make a paper airplane. Mind you I'm a girl and I had to sneak info as a yungun in order to learn to make them but I think I make a pretty mean paper airplane. I make the typical fold it down the middle, looks like a jet design. Has anyone altered that design any with any luck?
Link Posted: 1/6/2006 5:55:51 PM EDT
there are two designs that work well

the traditional fold down the middle design needs slight modification

maybe I can find some pics online

when I was younger I had a book on folding paper airplanes - it also included designs for paper helicopters as well.
Link Posted: 1/6/2006 5:57:17 PM EDT

Originally Posted By bastiat:
there are two designs that work well

the traditional fold down the middle design needs slight modification

maybe I can find some pics online

when I was younger I had a book on folding paper airplanes - it also included designs for paper helicopters as well.



A paper helicopter would be so cool. Did you ever make one?
Link Posted: 1/6/2006 5:57:52 PM EDT
God, Patty,

About 10 years ago I saw something going around that was supposed to fly for quite some time anong the air currents between skyscrapers in NYC.

Far away and long ago.....can't remember.

Sorry, Pic.
Link Posted: 1/6/2006 6:00:52 PM EDT
Link Posted: 1/6/2006 6:00:54 PM EDT
With the "fire" modification the paper planes tend to rise before their impending doom.
Link Posted: 1/6/2006 6:00:58 PM EDT
here, this is one of the best gliders you can make:

http://www.paperairplanes.co.uk/bettplan.html

Fun to drop from heights and watch it just glide down

I like to tear two 'flaps' at the end of the plane, about an inch and a quarter long each, by about 3/8 of an inch ideep into the plane. Then fold them up and you can adjust the way it flies.
Link Posted: 1/6/2006 6:02:16 PM EDT

Originally Posted By pattymcn:

Originally Posted By bastiat:
there are two designs that work well

the traditional fold down the middle design needs slight modification

maybe I can find some pics online

when I was younger I had a book on folding paper airplanes - it also included designs for paper helicopters as well.



A paper helicopter would be so cool. Did you ever make one?



Many times--only problem is I never really had a second story to drop it from!

I can't remember if it's exactly like this, but this looks like it should work:

http://www.paperairplanes.co.uk/heliplan.html
Link Posted: 1/6/2006 6:03:29 PM EDT
This 'nose heavy plane' is another variation of the glider- also great with flaps torn in the back

http://www.paperairplanes.co.uk/noseplan.html
Link Posted: 1/6/2006 6:07:36 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Gloftoe:
The Nakamura Lock.

I won a distance and accuracy contest in Jr. High with this airplane. If made and launched correctly, it flies flat, straight, and far.



Those F-in Rock!
Link Posted: 1/6/2006 6:08:12 PM EDT
Here's the only two I know...


Link Posted: 1/6/2006 6:11:54 PM EDT
hey, I just found this - paper airplane filight simulator:

http://www.workman.com/fliersclub/

Link Posted: 1/6/2006 6:13:24 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/6/2006 6:15:19 PM EDT by pattymcn]

Originally Posted By piccolo:
God, Patty,

About 10 years ago I saw something going around that was supposed to fly for quite some time anong the air currents between skyscrapers in NYC.

Far away and long ago.....can't remember.

Sorry, Pic.



Wow. Do you have any more info I can google search? Thanks!

Gloftoe that is so cool. Wyatt and I will give it a whirl!
Link Posted: 1/6/2006 6:32:19 PM EDT
I remember this one from a similar topic in GD awhile ago.

www.zurqui.co.cr/crinfocus/paper/airplane.html

Never tried it myself (started to), but those did swear by it.
Link Posted: 1/6/2006 7:24:32 PM EDT

Originally Posted By LoginName:
I remember this one from a similar topic in GD awhile ago.

www.zurqui.co.cr/crinfocus/paper/airplane.html

Never tried it myself (started to), but those did swear by it.



Really good design (just made one and played with it).

That Nakamura design is better though, IMHO, less room for error, and faster build. Flies well too (I tried bending up the inner portion of the tail (to make a V going UP, center of the fold going about half way to the center point of the plane), to give it a little back elevator, and it flew much straighter as a result.
Link Posted: 1/6/2006 7:25:47 PM EDT
My 'standard' is a double-delta, or a canard delta, looks a lot like a Saab Viggen. Got plenty of nose-weight so accepts a lot of thrust without going arse over tip, and the cone is pretty solid, so can take a few knocks.

I'll try and put some pics together.

NTM
Link Posted: 1/6/2006 7:28:29 PM EDT

Originally Posted By garandman:
Here's the only two I know...

www.hunt101.com/watermark.php?file=500/8981paper-plane-med.jpg



We used to make different variations of those in school and compete at recess.

We would modify the rear of them and add flaps and alereons to make them do rolls and shit. There were some that would do some awesome tricks.

There we were, 4th grade and already learning cool stuff about aeronautics.
Link Posted: 1/6/2006 8:05:50 PM EDT
The airplane my friend Ken Blackburn used to set the endurance records is pretty good.

Here is his site -
www.paperplane.org/

He made so much money making paper airplanes that he had to quit his Boeing job.
Link Posted: 1/6/2006 8:11:01 PM EDT
I had a book growing up too.

It had one design in it that looked unlike all the others, and it flew pretty good.

While most look like delta wing jets, this one had a solid front wing, and a fuselage, and then a wider tail. It was like the WWII fighter compared to the swoopy jets. With a few paperclips for weight it flew as good as my others.

Can't find anything like it online though.
Link Posted: 1/6/2006 8:14:09 PM EDT

Originally Posted By LoginName:
I remember this one from a similar topic in GD awhile ago.

www.zurqui.co.cr/crinfocus/paper/airplane.html

Never tried it myself (started to), but those did swear by it.




This is the Best flying one out there.

The Nakamura Lock is the best over all, its easy to make and doesn't require cutting and it flys awesome
Link Posted: 1/6/2006 8:14:28 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Gloftoe:
The Nakamura Lock.

I won a distance and accuracy contest in Jr. High with this airplane. If made and launched correctly, it flies flat, straight, and far.



+1

personal experience
Link Posted: 1/6/2006 8:20:05 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Gloftoe:
The Nakamura Lock.

I won a distance and accuracy contest in Jr. High with this airplane. If made and launched correctly, it flies flat, straight, and far.



I just made that , I was amazed how far that thing flew in the house
Link Posted: 1/6/2006 8:36:46 PM EDT
Delta wing configuration. But add a nail or needle to the nose and add tape and superglue. That thing becomes a dangerous dart at close range.
Link Posted: 1/6/2006 8:43:52 PM EDT

Originally Posted By TheTracker:

Originally Posted By Gloftoe:
The Nakamura Lock.

I won a distance and accuracy contest in Jr. High with this airplane. If made and launched correctly, it flies flat, straight, and far.



I just made that , I was amazed how far that thing flew in the house



That's the one I've made since I was a kid and it's an excellent plane.
Link Posted: 1/6/2006 9:01:24 PM EDT
tag for when i get bored
Link Posted: 1/6/2006 9:07:20 PM EDT
Paper airplanes... that's much more productive than what I was teaching my 6 yr old today...

How to properly make farting noises with his hand on his armpit.

Link Posted: 1/6/2006 9:09:50 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/6/2006 9:10:27 PM EDT by Bushrag]
The Paperang
you may have to d/l the .pdf for instructions, but its worth it. and free.
Link Posted: 1/7/2006 7:44:53 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Bushrag:
The Paperang
you may have to d/l the .pdf for instructions, but its worth it. and free.



Boss, thanks!
Link Posted: 1/7/2006 7:46:55 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Persephone:
Paper airplanes... that's much more productive than what I was teaching my 6 yr old today...

How to properly make farting noises with his hand on his armpit.




I'm afraid your 6 year old is a little behind mine. My husband has been demonstrating this procedure since Wyatt's birth. When Wyatt was colicky as a baby it would always get him to stop crying! Wyatt's been playing back up to my oldest and husband's home band for about a year now.
Link Posted: 1/7/2006 7:49:13 AM EDT
use this for long distance

Link Posted: 1/7/2006 8:01:34 AM EDT
What about using a very light weight paper, like rice paper?
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