The Most Awesomely Efficient Paper Airplane Might Not Be An Airplane At All

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Unless you’re an origami master, origination a ideal paper aeroplane can be difficult.

Granted, there are really few situations in life that call for this specific skill. However, if we wish to make a great paper airplane, we can overlay this origination — and it’s not even a plane.

Allegedly, this special pattern was combined by a record-holding paper aeroplane thrower John Collins. Whether that’s loyal or not, it’s elementary and produces overwhelming results. All we need is one square of paper!

First, we need to overlay a paper (in landscape orientation).

First, we need to overlay a paper (in landscape orientation).

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Fold a tip 1/3 of a paper down.

Fold a tip 1/3 of a paper down.

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Then, overlay a tip down to a corner that we folded down.

Then, overlay a tip down to a corner that we folded down.

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Make that same overlay again.

Make that same overlay again.

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Begin tortuous a folded paper (with a folded partial on a inside).

Begin tortuous a folded paper (with a folded partial on a inside).

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Unfold a really final overlay we done in a prior step.

Unfold a really final overlay we done in a prior step.

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Then, we can make a tube shape. Tuck a finish of a paper into a categorical double on a other side. Then, re-fold a square we only unfolded, though towards a inside (to reason a tube in shape).

Skeptical? Wait ’til we see it in action.

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Prepare to propagandize each 3rd grader with this epic paper tube “airplane.”