Name: the saturn | Difficulty: Easy
Synopsis: This odd craft works best with light weight paper. Best done with
1. Fold the paper exactly in half along the short edge. Unfold after the crease has been made.
2. Fold the upper left corner down so the upper left point hits the center line crease. When folded correctly, the left half of the top edge should line up with the center crease.
3. Fold the upper right corner down so the upper right point hits the center line crease. When folded correctly, the right half of the top edge should line up with the center line crease.
4. Fold the lower left and right corner points up so they hit the outside edges of the paper. Make the fold so the crease is about one finger length width from the bottom edge. This forms the 1st layer of six identical layers to fold.
5. Fold the flap just created at the bottom edge of the paper over on top of itself. This forms the 2nd layer.
6. Do it again. Fold the flap just created at the bottom edge of the paper over on top of itself. This forms the 3rd layer.
7. Again. Fold the flap just created at the bottom edge of the paper over on top of itself. This forms the 4th layer. Do it again for the 5th layer. Fold again for the 6th layer and last layer.
8. Fold the paper in half about the existing center line crease. Be sure to line up the wing flaps for good balance.
9. Make a crease for the first wing flap. The crease should be about one finger width from the bottom edge of the fuselage. Be sure the crease line for this fold is even with the bottom edge of the fuselage.
10. Flip the plane over so the first wing flap is underneath.
11. Make a crease to fold the second wing flap up. Be sure the wing flaps are lined up for good balance.
12. Flip the plane over so the tail is pointing right and the wing flaps are pointing up.
13. Make a crease to fold the wing tip down. Make the crease so the rectangular flap at the very tip of the wing extends about one finger width beyond the bottom edge of the fuselage.
14. Flip the plane over so the wing tip just folded is underneath and the tail points to the left.
15. Fold the second wing tip down so it lines up with the first wing tip fold. Be sure the wing tip folds are even for good balance.
16. Open up the wing flaps so they are horizontal and the wing tip flaps so they are just off vertical towards the middle of the plane.
17. Open up the layers of the narrow rectangular flap at the very tip of the wing so they form a pocket.
18. Bring the two wing tips together and insert the right wing tip into the pocket opened up on the left wing tip. Close the pocket to lock the wings together. HINT: Make a small diagonal crease in the flap being inserted into the pocket so it fits in snugly.
THE THROW Add some slight up elevator to the rear edges of the wings before launching. This craft is very tricky to fly and requires a gentle push rather than a throw. Practice this push style launch from a high place until you get the hang of it. Note: The pointy part is the BACK of the plane. The front of the plane is where the weight and your many extra folds are.