Most people, when making a paper aeroplane, tend to stick to the traditional dart design. Over recent years, the paper aeroplane design has taken many forms but, probably the best example of aeronautical design is the plain, named after the origami artist who designed it - “The Nakamura Lock”.
1. Fold a piece of paper in half lengthwise and crease it . Open it back up (valley side up).
2. Fold the top 2 corners down to the centre fold.
3. Fold the tip down to the bottom.
4. Fold about one inch of the tip up; unfold.
5. Fold the top corners down to the centre fold so that the corners meet above the fold in the tip.
6. Fold the tip up. The “Nakamura lock”.
7. Fold the plane in half – if done correctly, you should see a triangle in the centre on both sides.
8. Fold the wings down. Trim and fly!
To fly: give the plane a gentle push. Do not push too hard!
Tip: If the plane nose dives towards the ground, compensate this by bending up the back of the wings.
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