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Our Best Paper Airplane Designs:
ten original airplane designs that fly

Best Paper Airplanes .com is a free site that illustrates how to make unique folded paper planes that you'll find nowhere else - because these ten models are original, copyrighted designs. Some are easy to make, some are flying origami as well as paper aircraft, but all these paper aircraft are fun to fold and fly.

A note about how to make these paper airplanes: As you are folding each model plane according to the instructions, remember that a simple dashed line is a "valley fold" (the paper goes down where that line is, and up on both sides of that line) and a dashed-and-dotted line is a "mountain fold" (the paper goes up along that line). For a paperfolding tutorial see The eight fold way or Wikipedia.

Teachers or students, may wish to look at NASA's Aerospace Activities and Lessons page. Also, for safety, you may wish to blunt the nose of some of these paper airplanes slightly so that they can't possibly hurt anyone.

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Delty paper airplane
    Simple to fold, beautiful flyer.
    This is the gold standard of
    paper airplanes.
tumbler paper airplane
    How to make a simple aircraft
    that flies like ticker-tape, only better.
zump paper airplane
    A fairly simple, sturdy
    paper airplane design.
spike paper airplane
    An unusual airplane design
    of middle difficulty.
slider paper airplane
    Another easy to fold
    paper airplane design.
katydid paper airplane
    An intricate plane that is also
    flying origami For expert folders,
    here's how to make this design.
moth paper airplane
    A pretty, somewhat complex
    origami paper plane.
goose paper airplane
   Canada Goose
    A Beautiful, somewhat complex
    paper airplane presented with
    two variations, the Duck and
    the Condor.
condor paper airplane
    This similar paper airplane is a
    variation of the Canada Goose
    design above. Also for the most
    experienced folders.
duck paper airplane
    One more, classic-looking
    variation of the Canada Goose
    design. Sometimes this plane
    flaps its wings as it flies.

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Paper airplane designs copyright © 1974, illustrations copyright © 2002 and ©2003. Last updated April 28, 2021.

These airplanes designs as well as the text and illustrations of them here are original copyrighted work and may not be reproduced in any form (except by folding an airplane for your own use.) It is illegal to create or publish instructions for folding them whether you take the trouble to create your own duplicate illustrations, or not.

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