Jaguar Paper Airplane


Difficulty: Moderate

INSTRUCTIONS (Flying Tips at End)


1. Start with a square sheet. Fold the paper exactly in half so the top point hits the bottom point. When folded correctly, a diagonal crease should be created from left to right across the paper. Unfold after the crease has been made.

2. Rotate the paper around so the crease just made is vertical.

3. Fold the paper exactly in half so the top point hits the bottom point. When folded correctly, a diagonal crease should be created from left to right across the paper. Unfold the paper after the crease has been made.

4. Make a crease to fold the bottom point up so it hits the vertical center line crease. The crease should be about one finger width below the existing horizontal crease. Be sure the center line creases line up.

5. Flip the paper over so the pointed end is at the upper right corner. The flap just created should be underneath.

6. Fold the bottom edge over about the existing crease at the bottom of the paper.

7. Flip the paper over, keeping the pointed end at the top. The narrow flap folded down at the bottom edge should be underneath.

8. Fold the top point of the top-most flap down so it hits the bottom edge of the paper. When folded correctly, the RIGHT diagonal edge should line up with the bottom edge of the paper. Unfold after the crease has been made.

9. Fold the top point of the top-most flap down so it hits the bottom edge of the paper. When folded correctly, the LEFT diagonal edge should line up with the bottom edge of the paper. Unfold after the crease has been made.

10. Rotate the paper around so the pointed end points up and to the left.

11. Pop the left and right triangles up and fold over and down. When folded correctly, all the flaps should come together and a new flap should stick straight up from the plane’s main body. Two new creases must be created to bring the two layers of the new flap together.

12. Fold the new flap, which sticks straight up, over to the left so the top point hits the bottom edge of the paper.

13. Fold the bottom point of the small triangular flap up and over so it hits the point created by the creases on the center line crease. When folded correctly, the bottom edge should line up with the center line crease. Unfold after the crease has been made.

14. Open up the two layers of the small triangular flap and bring the whole flap in towards the middle. Bring the middle layers furthest apart and bring the point at the top down, pressing the fold flat down. When folded correctly, two new creases should be created to press the whole fold flat.

15. Flip the plane over and rotate it so the nose points down and to the right. The flaps just folded should be underneath.

16. Fold the bottom edge of the plane over about the line created by the existing flap on the bottom edge. When folded correctly, the point ont he tip of the flap sticking out from the body should line up with the center line crease.

17. Rotate the plane around so the long edge points up and to the left.

18. Fold the point at the tip of the top-most flap over briging it to the outside of the plane. Four new creases msut be made to bring the left and right edges of the flap together. When folded correctly, the new flap has two layers each completely covering the other. This is a difficult fold, so take time to get it right.

19. Rotate the plane around so the nose points to the left.

20. Fold the plane in half about the existing center line crease. Be sure to line up the wing flaps for good balance.

21. Rotate the plane around so the nose points to the right and the wing flaps point up.

22. Flip the plane over so the wing flaps are pointed down and the nose points to the right.

23. Fold the top point down so it hits the left edge of the wing flaps. The right point of the crease should be where the existing creases come together at the middle right edge. Unfold after the crease has been made.

24. Rotate the plane around so the nose points up and the wing flaps point to the right.

25. Flip the plane over so the nose points up and the wing flaps point to the left.

26. Open the wing flaps up so the plane is flat on the working surface.

27. Fold the wing flaps together, popping the tail section up and in. When folded correctly, the tail section should be between the wing flaps and completely hidden from view.

28. Rotate the plane around so the nose points to the right and the wing flaps point up.

29. Make a crease for the first wing flap. The crease should follow along the line of the nose. The left point of the crease should be at the point where the nose hits the fuselage.

30. Flip the plane over and rotate it around so the first wing flap is underneath and the nose is pointing to the left.

31. Make a crease for the second wing flap. Be sure to line up the wing flaps for good balance.

32. Open the wing flaps and adjust the wing angles so they are even. Set the dihedral angle slightly up. Set no elevator since this plane has a tendency to stall.

THE THROW – Launch this palne with a soft level throw and it will float rather straight. If it tends to roll, make sure the large vertical tail is straight and even. This craft can be made to loop by launching with a medium throw at a large up angle.

 

Comments:

  1.  

    Cool…… but hard

    Submitted by Anonymous on Wed, 08/22/2012 – 14:36.

    This is a cool design but doesnt seem easy. I think it should atleast be moderate. Atleast it pays off.

     

    yeah,seariously? (by the way, it was sooo easy)

    Submitted by Anonymous on Sat, 08/11/2012 – 23:14.

    c’mon, was it actually 27.3 sec.? because if it was, you would be a world record holder right now,

    oh, and by the way,the plane is very easy.

     

    flies like a dream

    Submitted by Anonymous on Mon, 08/15/2011 – 14:48.

    its rather hard to make (in my opinion) but it pays off at the end. if you notice that it tends to swerve off left or right, then put the tail fin on the edge of a table and push down hard to flatten it out.

     

    Easy/Moderate

    Submitted by Anonymous on Tue, 03/29/2011 – 20:54.

    Hey this plane must be moderate

     

    this plane

    Submitted by Anonymous on Tue, 01/25/2011 – 17:07.

    This is a great disign except when you launch it it al ways seems to have a tendency to spiral or veer sharply to right or left other wise its good

     

    the jaguar

    Submitted by Anonymous on Thu, 08/04/2011 – 22:53.

    i modify it with a paperclip on the nose and a small up elevator it was great the results is pretty amazing it fly high and flight time is long 27.3 seconds

     

    WOW

    Submitted by Anonymous on Tue, 06/11/2013 – 16:04.

    THE WORLD RECORD IS 21 SECONDS

     

    thanks

    Submitted by Anonymous on Tue, 04/10/2012 – 10:17.

    thanks

     

    Serious?

    Submitted by Anonymous on Thu, 12/29/2011 – 21:47.

    R u sure it went for 27.3 sec.? Where did u put the elevator? Please reply..

    Serious?

    Submitted by Anonymous on Thu, 12/29/2011 – 21:46.

    R u sure it went for 27.3 sec.? Where did u put the elevator? Please reply..

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>