Commando - paper airplane

If this model lands in the bushes, don't even bother looking for it.

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The download is an Adobe Acrobat PDF file (12.5K).
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Don't have Adobe Acrobat?
Download the latest version of the free Adobe Acrobat Reader. The Adobe Acrobat reader allows you to download, view and print PDF files. You must have the Adobe Acrobat Reader installed on your computer to view and print this project.


Use an ink-jet printer or color laser printer. Print the PDF file on regular white bond paper.

General printer settings

  • Paper size: 8 1/2" x 11"
  • Area of impression: maximum
  • Size: 100%
  • Position of impression: centered on page (important)
  • Margins: As small as possible
  • Printer mode: color
  • Print quality: fast (medium quality, saves ink)

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Open the PDF file using the Adobe Acrobat Reader and set up your printer as close as possible to the printer settings shown here.

The setting, (Center on page), is very important. Folds will not match the design if the image is not printed in the center of the page.

Wait for the paper dry before starting your project.

Folding the paper airplane

Folding the paper plane steps 1 and 2.
Folding the paper plane, step 3.
After printing, you will notice an arrow at the top of the sheet. This arrow should be pointing away from you when you flip the paper over, image side down, as shown in figure #1.

Fold as shown in figure #2 and #3. Now bookmark this page as you must go to the Best Paper Airplane assembly instructions (steps 1 to12 ). There are 35 steps to complete to finish the airplane.

When you finish, you should have a model that looks just like the photograph at the beginning of this page.

To learn to fly the plane go to How to fly it.

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