A paper airplane is a toy aircraft, usually a glider made out of paper or paperboard.
The origin of folded paper gliders is generally considered to be of Ancient China, although there is equal evidence that the refinement and development of folded gliders took place in equal measure in Japan.
1: The Basic Paper Airplane
2: The Dart – Fastest Flying Paper Airplane
A classic paper airplane and one of the fastest paper airplanes you can make.
3: Easy Paper Planes! – Bomb Glider and Eagle
4: The Worlds Longest Flying Paper Airplane
This airplane holds the Guinness world records for longest flying paper Airplane flying for 27.6 seconds.
5: Best Paper Planes in the World – Playlist
How to make paper airplanes, paper planes that fly fast, far and good.
Folding: These easy instructions are shown step by step. I recommend to process all steps mentally before starting to fold. The lines created by the folds have to be used for orientation during folding the next steps. All folds have to be symmetrical. Smooth the paper to prevent waves before you make the next fold.
Throwing: Keep in mind that you experience the best flights on dry and windless days. Paper is susceptible to moisture and powerless against wind. Just as there are different grips and swings in golf, all paper planes must also be held and thrown correctly.
The best grip position is often the center of gravity (find it). Nevertheless, it is important to try different grip positions to get the best results possible. To achieve your expected flight, experiment with throwing the paper airplane in different intensities and angles (best: 30° and 45°).
Used paper size: Use any type of European DIN A4 – 80 g/m², 29 cm x 21 cm – that is ordinary office paper used for the printer.
Safety note: Throw your paper airplane only when there is nobody in range to avoid damaging collisions.