Make the SST Thunderdart paper airplane

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SST Thunderdart Paper Airplane

The SST Thunderdart paper airplane is a speedy plane built for quick attacks. Its radical look and menacing set of missiles make it a force to be reckoned with.

Get started on this great paper airplane project by downloading and printing a PDF of the SST Thunderdart paper airplane pattern.

What You'll Need:
  • Paper airplane pattern
  • Penny
Tools:
  • Scissors
  • Transparent tape
How to make the SST Thunderdart paper airplane:

Step 1: Cut apart the wing, tail, and fuselage (the plane's main body) along the solid cutting lines.

Cut apart the wing, tail, and fuselage.

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Step 2: Fold up the fuselage along the fold lines.

Fold up the fuselage along the fold lines.

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Step 3: Fold back the front edge of the wing twice so the edge forms a triangle.

Fold back the front edge of the wing twice.

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Step 4: Roll the fuselage several times until it resembles a triangular tube, then tape it. Set aside.

Roll the fuselage until it resembles a triangular tube.

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Step 5: Tape the underside (belly) of the front folded edge of the wing to the fuselage.

Tape the underside of the front folded

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Step 6: Flip the wing back (toward the tail section) onto the fuselage, and tape the rear of the wing. Set aside.

Flip the wing back onto the fuselage.

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Step 7: Fold back the tail's front edge once, up to the second folding line. Then fold the tail in half, and fold up the tail "wings."

Fold back the tail's front edge.

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Step 8: Turn the tail over, and place tape across the bottom.

Turn the tail over, and place tape across the bottom.

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Step 9: Tape the front of the tail to the fuselage. Roll up a piece of tape (sticky side out), and place it between the bottom of the tail and the end of the fuselage. Tape a penny to the top of the nose for added weight.

Tape the front of the tail to the fuselage.

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Step 10: Cut and fold the tail flaps.

Cut and fold the tail flaps.

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