How To Fold and Tweak a Great Paper Airplane

John Collins, “The Paper Airplane Guy,” walks us through folding an elegant paper airplane design and then improving on the finished plane with simple calibrating tweaks.

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37 thoughts on “How To Fold and Tweak a Great Paper Airplane

  1. Love this. Love that the website is now basically fake out takes.

    Here, have some poor ASCII art to show my love: <3

  2. This was the first paper airplane design I ever used as a child. I had no idea it had a name. Awesome work, guys!

  3. I made one along with the video and it flys better than any other plane I have ever made. Good Video.

  4. Oh snap, this is probably the smoothest flying paper airplane I’ve made! I like the flat nose too because when I was a kid I’d always get frustrated when the nose would get bent in.

  5. I used to make planes very similar to this all the time in 5th grade. I never got that deep into it though…

  6. I can’t believe they made Norm use Yellow paper. THAT’S RACIST!

    The whole “Asian folding paper, just like Origami!” vibe didn’t set you off?!

  7. o wow, thats actually the paper plane i make when i want to make one.

    its really good, as you can see in the video.

  8. My dad taught me this method and was the first and only paper airplane I knew about until a airplane throwing competition in 5th grade. I scoffed at the ‘dart’ design the other kids made.

    I ended winning the competition.

  9. I know I’ve said this before about John Collins… but what a great guy. He just seems so genuine.

  10. What has happened to this site?! The redesign is one thing, but now the video clips are just youtube clips and in typical youtube fashion they randomly refuse to load.

  11. I feel educated.

    I used to make something similar in Poland, but now that I know the official tweaks behind it my plane skills have gone through the roof.

  12. My dad taught me to make that exact airplane years ago when I was like 7-8 years old..

    Never knew it had a cool name tho

  13. Damn this is so fun, I managed to create a similar design using the same technique expect width wise on the paper, which flew alright but then decided to combine it with my original plane by just slipping it in. Which acted like a booster, maintaining a straight flight path and making the original plane fly further when they separated. Awesome video Tested!

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