The Dart

Folding Instructions
This Basic Dart is probably the most well known paper airplane in the world. It is simple, easy to fold, and flies fast and far. It may have a slight tendency to nose-dive, but it can be corrected by bending the trailing edges of the wings upwards.

Step 1

Step 2
Step 1.
Use a sheet of 81/2-by-11 inch paper. Fold the paper in half lengthwise and run thumbnail along the fold to crease it sharply. Now, unfold the paper.

Step 2
Fold down the top corners as indicated by the arrows.


Step 3

Step 4

Step 3
Fold the two edges toward the center line, as indicated.

Step 4.
Make a valley fold in half.
Turn the plane 90 degrees as shown in figure of Step 5.

Step 5

Step 6

Step 5
Create a wing crease that begins at the nose as shown. 
Step 6.
Form 3-dimensional shape as shown in figure. The Basic Dart is complete.
Bend up the tailing edge of the wings for lift if it has a tendency to nose-dive.


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