TechWhirl Flyers

Conference Flyer 2012

Instructions for Folding

This year’s plane is called the Canard.  It’s a bit more challenging, but fun to fly.  Thanks to www.funpaperairplanes.com/ for the great designs and instructions. Download the PDF instructions from Fun Paper Airplanes.

 

This unique plane has small wings at the front called “canards.” This design is surprisingly stable and will float long and straight if folded carefully.

 

Orient the template so that the “UP” arrow is at the top of the page. Then flip the paper over so that none of the fold lines are showing.

 

 

 

Fold the top edge of the paper down toward you until fold line 1 becomes visible. Make a crease along the dotted line.

 

 

Fold the top right corner down and toward you and make a crease along fold line 2. Be aware that you will not be able to see the fold line after making this fold.

 

 

 

Fold the top left corner down and toward you and make a crease along fold line 3.

 

 

 

Fold the corners of the flaps you just folded up along fold lines 4.

 

 

 
Fold the left half of the plane over onto the right half along fold line 5 so that the outside edges of the wings line up.

 

 

 

Fold the wings down along fold lines 6 and winglets down along fold lines 7.  Add wing dihedral by tilting wings up slightly away from the fuselage.  The wings will have a slight “V” shape when viewed from the front.  You are ready to fly!