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Paper Aeroplane: The Streamer The Streamer is a paper aeroplane I designed when I was 12. It was one of the first paper aeroplanes that I made where the wing is below the fuselage.

One of its plus points of this design is that it can cope with a full force throw. However, it also has a tendency to turn slowly to either the left or right as it flies unless it is calibrated very finely.

Once you do calibrate it right, you can achieve some reasonable flight distances with this plane. Personally, I've managed to get it around 20 metres; however, I'm sure greater distances are possible.


1. Start with one A4 size piece of paper.

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2. Fold the piece of paper exactly in half longways (along the blue line), so you get the diagram on the right.


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How to make a paper aeroplane: The Streamer 2a



3. Fold one corner on the top most flap of paper down to the centre line.

How to make a paper aeroplane: The Streamer 3 How to make a paper aeroplane: The Streamer 3a


4. Repeat the same fold on the other side, so you get something that looks like this:

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5. Now take the newly formed corner and fold down again, so the sort edge runs along the centre line.

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6. Repeat the same fold on the other side, so you get something that looks like this:

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7. Fold down along the blue line, so you get something that looks like the diagram on the right. Make sure that the fold is the same height all the way along the plane.

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8. Then do exactly the same thing on the other side, so you end up with something that looks like this.

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9. We're now going to create the folds that form the wings of the plane. Fold along the blue line as shown. This line is exactly in line with the base of the plane's fuselage.

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10. Repeat the fold on the other side of the plane, so you end up with something that looks like this.

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11. Now we're going to make the nose. Here are a couple of close up pictures. Fold along the blue line to get the diagram on the right.

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12. Repeat the fold on the other side of the plane, so you have something that looks like this.

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13. Fold the wings out, so you get something that looks like this.

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14. Now flip the plane on to its back and make the fins according to the dimensions shown. Make sure the fins are exactly parallel to the fuselage, or you will create unnecessary drag.

How to make a paper aeroplane: The Streamer 14 How to make a paper aeroplane: The Streamer 14a


 15. Flip the plane over and you've finished the main construction. Whoop-eee-doo.

However, remember that almost all planes need to be calibrated before they fly properly - and this is especially true of The Streamer. Take a look at the calibrating page before you take your grandma's eye out.

Also, note: you should hold on the underside using the strut formed between the two ridges of the fuselage.

How to make a paper aeroplane: The Streamer - Finished!




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