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How To Make Paper Airplanes

The Dart is pretty much the same as the Arrow, except the paper is folded along it's width, making a shorter plane with the wings pointed in the rear. This plane is well suited to stunts and will not fly very far. To make this paper airplane you will need only a single sheet of paper and possibly some tape.
Range: Short
Difficulty: Easy
Fold 1 1. Fold the paper along the width then unfold it to create a crease along its center.
Fold 2 2. On one side of the paper, fold each corner in towards the center to the point where the inside edges are even with the centerline crease.
Fold 3 3. Starting at the very tip of the point, fold the paper over on each side so the inside edges line up with the center crease.
Fold 4 4. Turn the paper airplane over and fold it in half along the centerline.
Fold 5 5. Fold the first wing with the line of the fold running nearly parallel to the centerline of the plane. Make this fold from 1/2 to 1 inch from the center. Step 6 shows this fold more clearly.

6. Fold the second wing exactly as you did the first.

After you have made this plane you may find that it doesn't hold together too well in the rear. Use a small piece of tape along the center fold in the rear to keep it tight. This can be avoided by using smaller pieces of paper.

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Your Dart may need some fine-tuning before it will fly perfectly straight.

If it dives, slightly angle the rear of the wings up.

If it climbs and crashes, slightly angle the rear of the wings down.

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