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Flying Fish Paper Airplane
One difficult fold inthe whole of this plane. It is a unique design (I think) a bit weird but really flies well in a straight line as a glider. It will stomach a bit of poor folding too so a good one to try if some of the other designs don't fly well for you.jump to the instructions
Flying Fish Paper Airplane Folding Instructions
First make the normal fold down the middle as shown in DIG. 1and then re-open the paper flat (but with a crease down the middle).
Then fold in the top left hand corner to the center line and the top right hand corner in the same manner along the diagonal dotted lines shown in DIG. 2 this should give you the form in DIG. 3 (yellow denotes the "underside" of the sheet of paper)
Fold the two sides EQUALLY in to the center line along the dotted lines in DIG. 3. This should give the symmetric form in DIG. 3
Simply fold point A to meet point B in DIG. 4 make this fold along the dotted line and then crease hard and open the paper again then fold along this line in the opposite direction, crease hard and unfold again.
Now fold C to meet D (indicated in DIG. 5), crease hard and unfold. Repeat with A and B.
In DIG. 6 press in on the points marked C and D pushing the paper up along the fold made in Step 4 and giving the pushed inwards and upwards sides hopefully indicated in DIG. 6.
Now fold up point A marked in DIG. 7 to meet point B. This should only involve folding up a flap of paper. The crease should be made VERY HARD and then unfolded and this flap tucked inside the nose of the plane. There should be a very obvious pocket in which to do this.
DIG. 8 DIG. 98
Now simply fold out the undercarriage as shown in DIG. 8 to give DIG. 9. This final form should then be thrown by holding the pocket mentioned in Step 7 and angling the nose of the plane very slightly downwards. A gentle throw will result in a long glide.