Not hard to make that type, although my favourites are the tubular type of paper plane – usually fly well and surprise people who aren’t used to them.
I usually make them like this: http://blackwatchmuseum.wordpress.com/2013/03/29/science-in-the-museum-make-your-own-spinning-paper-plane/
Edit: not mentioned on the page, but the way you build them depends on whether you’re left or right handed…
… but different varieties are available, here’s one: http://thesassyhomemaker.com/2010/02/17/how-to-make-a-paper-airplane-that-actually-flies/Posted 4 years agobencooperMember
Used to know loads of designs – there are some that have stubby wide wings with a tightly folded nose that work very well.
My English teacher at school could fold one out of tissue paper that would sit in the thermal rising off his head – he could walk down a corridor with this thing hovering over him.Posted 4 years agostumpy01Member
The bog standard paper plane I make is a typical dart with quite a heavy nose. If it’s folded accurately it will go miles and can be given a real heave to get it going.
When I used to steward at The Oval years ago I was in the main grandstand and people were getting bored of the match and starting to chuck paper planes on the pitch. They were all rubbish, so I explained to a couple of teenagers how to make this design and they ended up getting them a real distance onto the pitch.
I like the hooped design too. People never believe it will fly until they see it.Posted 4 years agocompositeproMember
In the midst of a hilarious team meeting yesterday one of the team constructed a paper plane that looked fiendishly complicated to make. To my astonishment it flew fantastically, it glided for about 10 seconds doing two maybe 3 circuits of the room. He made it quite short and stubby but with big wings. Anyone else have this ability?
so you work in Airbus aerodynamics departmentPosted 4 years agoPigfaceMember
In the midst of a hilarious team meeting yesterday one of the team constructed a paper plane that looked fiendishly complicated to make. To my astonishment it flew fantastically, it glided for about 10 seconds doing two maybe 3 circuits of the room. He made it quite short and stubby but with big wings. Anyone else have this ability?Posted 4 years agoD0NKSubscriber
all I wanna do is *bang* *bang* *bang* *bang* and take your money 😆
When I were a nipper I sent off for the blue peter book on paper planes, loop the loop, glider, stunt glider, “concorde” (not at all realistic) spinners, seaplane, pretty sure there was a “vtol” one aswell. reckon I could still make a few.Posted 4 years agomatt_outandaboutSubscriber
I have two in my desk at work, made of ultra thin foam slices, that will fly ‘forever’. You just push them along on a wave of air. It is great way of livening up the office on Friday afternoon, as everyone can take a turn. Record was a 15min coffee break without plane touching floor, and all but one person in office of 40 joining in at least once.. 8)Posted 4 years ago
We have also messed around with tumblewings with kids as well.
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