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The Canada Goose

unfold, leaving crease - making Delty aeroplane

18. Et Voila! the f1n1shed goose. To fly: grip with thumb and forefinger just above the bottom point, and let it glide away gently. Gently! A beaut1ful flyer.

NOTE - if you have trouble with step 11, sinking the bottom of the body into the middle, try creasing the fold shown both forward, and back, behind the bird a few times before trying to invert the bottom section. Also - you may notice, while doing steps 9 and 10, that the corners of the flaps curl over a very little, if so, just flatten the curl into a small triangle, and continue.

If the goose has trouble flying check to insure that its wing surfaces are not warped, then, if neccesary, try adjusting the angles of the wingtips. If you make the bird with fairly th1n paper, it may grant you a few slow, and graceful sweeping flaps of its wings as it flys.

Although a 10 inch by 7 and 7/8 inch triangle seems to work best, right angle, 1soceles, and equilateral triangles can also be used. You can even make a very asymetrical bird from an odd shaped triangle with no two sides of the same length which, with a very little adjustment of its wingtips, will fly just as gracefully as the more normal birds.


The next two paper airplanes on the main page are two variations of this basic design: THE CONDOR, and THE DUCK. In both cases, they follow the regular CANADA GOOSE instructions up to and including step 10, then switch over to the variant's instructions and diagrams for the finishing steps.

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