Method 3: The Limbus Paper Airplane

This plane can fly a long distance with quite the speed. It’s the best choice to impress people with your ability to make a fast and smooth paper plane.

Step 1. Fold the paper in half

Fold the paper in half

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Place the paper on a flat surface in the portrait orientation, that is the shorter side will be horizontal and the longer side will be vertical.

Fold the paper in half by aligning the right edge with the left edge, then unfold the paper. You will see a center line or crease running down the middle of the paper from top to bottom.

Flip paper-and fold unfold the paper in half

Flip the paper and follow the fold – unfold procedure again.

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Step 2. Fold the corners

Fold the corners

Fold the top right corner in such a manner that you align its edge with the center line. Fold the top left corner in a similar fashion and you will obtain a peak.

Step 3. Fold the slant edges

Fold the slant edges

Take the right slant edge of the peak, fold it toward you and align it with the center line or crease. Fold the left slant edge in the same manner.

Step 4. Fold the peak

Fold the peak

Fold the new peak toward you to touch the bottom edge of the paper.

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Step 5. Fold the paper in half

Fold the paper in half

Fold the paper in half along the center crease, but away from you.

Step 6. Fold the free top corners

Fold the free top corners

The folded plane will have two top corners. One will contain the fold, while the other one will be free. Fold the free corner toward you.

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Fold free top corners

The point of fold must be an inch away from the corner and the edge after the fold must be parallel to the center fold.

Do the same on the other side and unfold the paper.

Unfold the peak

You will see that these two folds overlap the base of the peak.

Step 7. Fold the peak away from you

Unfold the peak away from you

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You will fold the peak that was aligned to the bottom edge away from you, toward the top. However, since the folds in the previous step overlap the peak, make the fold at the points where they last touch the peak.

Step 8. Fold the plane in half

Fold the plane in half

Again, fold the plane in half-along the center crease.

Step 9. Fold the wings and wing tips

Fold the wings

Fold the wings of the plane toward you. At the tip of the plane, keep a gap of ½ inch and then start folding the wing. Compared to the center fold, the line from the fold of the wings must be slightly tilted near the tip and away at the end. Fold the wing on both sides symmetrically.

Fold wings

Compared to the center fold, the line from the fold of the wings must be slightly tilted near the tip and away at the end. Fold the wing on both sides symmetrically.

Fold the wing tips

From the edge of the wing fold, take ½ inch of distance and fold the wingtip in the direction opposite to that of the wing fold. The line of fold of the tip must be parallel to the line of fold of the wing.

Fold the other tip as well.

Step 10. Fold the tailfin

Fold the tailfin

Unfold the wings (if it is easy for you) and look beneath them. Starting 2½ inches from the end along the center fold, fold the corner only ½ or 1 inch high. Fold it properly on either side to make a proper V-shaped crease.

Fold tailfin

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Now, unfold the paper and flip it so you are looking at the top of the wings. You can see the V-shaped crease in the middle. From beneath the wings, lift that crease to form a fin or tail.

Limbus paper airplane

Your Limbus plane is ready to take off.

Method 4: The Buzz Paper Airplane

Additional Tips

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