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Ten Original Paper Airplane Designs that fly well.

Delty Paper Airplane
    Simple to fold, beautiful
    flyer. The gold standard
    of Paper Airplanes.
Moth Paperairplane
    A pretty, Origami
    Paper Airplane

Best Paper Airplanes .com is a free site that illustrates how to make unique folded Paper Planes that you'll find nowhere else - because these ten paper airpcraft models are original, copyrighted designs. Some are easy to bulid, some are flying origami as well as paperairplanes, but all are fun to fold and fly.

Here's how to make more of our best Paper Airplane Designs:

tumbler Paper Airplane
    How to make a Paper
    Airplane that flies like
    ticker-tape, only better.
goose Paper Airplane
   Canada Goose
    A Beautiful, slow flying
    Paper Airplane with
    two variations, below.

condor Paper Airplane
   Another origami
   Paper Airplane for
   experienced folders.
duck Paper Airplane
   Looks like the classic
   paper bird - but this is
   a flying Paper Bird!

spike Paper Airplane
    An unusual Plane
    of middle difficulty.
katydid Paper Airplane
   An intricate Origami
   Paper Airplane for
   expert folders!

slider Paper Airplane
    Another easy to fold
    Paper Airplane design.
zump Paper Airplane
    A fairly simple, sturdy
    Paper Airplane Design.

How to read these folding diagrams: As you are folding each model plane according to the instructions, remember that a simple dashed line is a "valley fold" (the paper goes down where that line is, and up on both sides of that line) and a dashed-and-dotted line is a "mountain fold" (the paper goes up along that line). For a paperfolding tutorial see The eight fold way or Wikipedia.

Teachers or students, may wish to look at NASA's Aerospace Activities and Lessons page. Also, for safety, you may wish to blunt the nose of some of these paper airplanes slightly so that they can't possibly hurt anyone.

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Paper airplane designs copyright © 1974, illustrations copyright © 2002 and ©2003.
Last updated April 28, 2006.

These airplanes designs as well as the text and illustrations of them here are original copyrighted work and may not be reproduced in any form (except by folding an airplane for your own use.) It is illegal to create or publish instructions for folding them whether you take the trouble to create your own duplicate illustrations, or not.

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