How to build the best paper airplane in the world

... continued from steps 1 to 12
-Steps 13 to 15-
13. Fold the left hand point back.

14. Crease

15. Mirror the same folds on the right panel.

-Steps 16 to 18-
16. Bend the left panel as shown.

17. Crease from back to front only 2/3 of the way.

Note: to see a complete video of the folding instructions, go to Paper Airplane Google Video. You can start and stop the video as needed to help while folding. The link will open a separate window.

I have received a large number of requests for clarification of steps 17 and 18. For detailed instructions of steps 16, 17 and 18, go to detailed instructions. For additional help go to the animation to view an animated sequence of these folds. You can also view a Flash animation if your browser is equipped with a Flash plug-in.

18. Study photos 18 and 19 carefully. These folds are difficult to describe. Try to duplicate them as shown in the photos.

Steps 19 to 21-
19. Mirror the folds on the right.

20. Turn the plane over and fold the point back and crease as shown.

21. Turn the plane over again. The result should be similar to the photo.

-Steps 22 to 24- Decorative paper airplanes
22. Crease wing as shown.

23. Moisten the crease with your tongue. Do this slowly and carefully or you could receive a painful paper cut on your tongue.

24. Carefully tear off strip of paper. Save the strip of paper because you are going to need it to make the tail.

NOW GO TO STEPS 25 to 35

Model aircraft instructions steps: | 1 to 12 | 13 to 24 | 25 to 35 |

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