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
THE CONDOR AND THE DUCK:
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.