Paper Airplane Designs
Study hall can be a real torture chamber. The study hall monitor is usually some low level employee that likes nothing more than ruling the room with an iron fist. That’s where building paper airplanes comes in. If you do it right, you can fly your aeroplane all the way across study hall when the monitor’s back is turned and no one will know it was you.
Here’s a quick guide to making sturdy paper airplanes to launch in study hall or any other boring setting.
Selecting Your Paper
You’d think the thickest heaviest paper would be the best for making a good sturdy paper plane, but that’s not true. You want a paper that is light enough to fly without too much effort and easy enough to fold without using a book to weight the plane down.
That’s why I recommend standard 8 1/2 by 11 inch paper. Once you become more of an origami expert you can experiment with card stock and harder materials, but until then stick to regular pressman paper.
Selecting Your Airplane Style
Eventually you’ll be capable to fold fancy plane designs that do tricks or move in funny ways, but for building sturdy paper airplanes for study hall, stick to the quickest fold that produces the best result. The basic design–a piece of paper folded in half lengthwise with two small triangle flaps to form the nose will fly, but with a few tweaks it can really soar.
Launching Your Design
A light touch is best when tossing a traditional sturdy aeroplane design. You’re not launching the plane so much as holding it gently and lease it go. Use the motion of your hand to give your airplane creation a little bit of lift. Too much forward momentum will send the plan straight into the ground. Even the best and sturdiest paper plane will make you look like a loser if it crashes immediately into the ground.
Choosing the Right Moment
Knowing how to make sturdy paper airplanes in study hall is about more than building a sturdy design. You have to pick your time of attack for the best results. Wait until the study hall monitor isn’t looking and when your friends least expect you to send the plane into the air. That way you surprise everyone, and can sit back and bask in the glory of your awesome flying design without fear of getting caught.
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