What kind of paper should I use for the paper airplane?

What kind of paper should I use for the paper airplane?

We recommend to use 80 to 100 GSM. Paper weight is measured by GSM (Grams per Square Meter) meaning if you take a square sheet of paper, with a length and width of one meter, this is its weight. Normal printing paper is 80-90 GSM, so a single sheet (from both formats of paper size) weights around 5 grams.

What is the best wing shape for a paper airplane?

As with most flying machines, a paper airplane is most effective while maintaining a balance of these four concepts, and it is also usually effective in one of two basic designs: Triangular styles like the Suzanne are sturdy and outfitted for the best possible initial thrust, while rectangular shaped paper planes cover ...

What is the most efficient style of paper airplane?

Expert Level: The Hammer. While there are far more advanced paper airplanes, this one, in my opinion, is the perfect balance of complexity and accessibility for the Average Paper Airplane Joe. It has far more folds than the previous two models, and also flies the best and farthest.

What is the best paper plane in the world?

Watch the video: In 2012, former Cal Berkeley quarterback Joe Ayoob officially broke the Guinness World Record by flying a John Collins designed paper airplane 69.

How do you make a perfect airplane?

How to Make the Perfect Paper Airplane

  1. Start by folding the paper in half the long way.
  2. Fold a corner into the middle of the paper. ...
  3. Repeat Step #2 on the other side.
  4. Fold the folded edge in again to the center crease.
  5. Repeat on the other side.
  6. Pick up the plane and fold it in half along the center crease. ...
  7. Make a wing by folding down one of the flaps.

Who threw the World Record Paper Airplane?

quarterback Joe Ayoob

Why is my paper airplane spinning?

Air does not like to flow over or across sharp corners (to keep our airplanes neat we tend to keep our folds sharp). This can cause the plane to want to spin to one side or the other if you don't round the edges between the body and the wings as shown below.

What can you add to a paper airplane to make it fly farther?

Stable paper airplanes fly farther and faster. Paper airplanes typically benefit from adding what's known as up elevator. Take the back end of the airplane, which on a standard dart-shaped plane is the wing tips, and use your finger to bend them upwards a little.

What makes a paper airplane fast?

It is this difference in pressure that enables the plane to fly. Pressure can be reduced on a wing's surface by making the air move over it more quickly. The wings of a plane are curved so that the air moves more quickly over the top of the wing, resulting in an upward push, or lift, on the wing.

Do paper airplanes generate lift?

Gravity helps create lift for paper airplanes. ... When paper airplanes are thrown up, gravity pulls them down. This movement causes a difference of air pressure on the airplane wings, which then causes lift.

What is the name of the fastest paper airplane?

The Dart

How do you make a paper airplane without tape?

  1. Step 1: Fold It in Half. ...
  2. Step 2: Fold in Half, Hamburger Style! ...
  3. Step 3: Take the Two Sides and Bring Them to the Center Line. ...
  4. Step 4: Now Make a Triangular Squash-fold. ...
  5. Step 5: Hey, Look! ...
  6. Step 6: Fold One of the Flaps Halfway to Meet the Center Line of the Triangle. ...
  7. Step 7: Do It All Over Again.

How do you make a paper airplane out of cardboard?


  1. Cut off the flaps from the top of the box.
  2. Round the tops of two of the cut-off flaps to form wings.
  3. Cut a slit in two opposite sides of the box. ...
  4. Tape the end of the wing inside the box.
  5. Cover a small plastic tub with duct tape.