The THOR Paper Plane

By Charles E. Thornton

@copyright 1963-2016


This Paper Plane in Featured in Fast and Furious 6! See first ten minutes!!


The following diagrams will walk you through the construction of the THOR Paper Airplane. It was perfected by me many years ago. It is simply the best fiying paper plane that can be constructed.


It is constructed of one piece of 8 1/2 by 11 inch piece of paper, does not require any glue and only needs the removal of a small section of the paper to complete the design.


The explanation for it's superior peformance is simple,  it has a fully functional airfoil.

Properly tuned this plane will fly amazing distance ---- See video below!


DIAGRAM
EXPLANATION

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To start, fold a 8 1/2 by 11 inch sheet of paper in half. Reopen with crease facing away from you. This crease is used to align many of the following steps.

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Fold the bottom corners at 45 degrees and align carefully with mid-line crease.

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Make sure to allign the folded corners as shown.

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Next fold the pointed section up toward the top of the sheet along the horizontal fold.

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Again, fold the bottom corners at 45 degrees and align carefully with mid-line crease.

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At this stage, your sheet should look like the diagram to the left.

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Remove the indicated square of paper from the top level folding only.

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This will expose the point  of the first level folding!

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Fold the point forward. This will lock the structure of the plane into a stable configuration.

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Turn the paper over and fold in half. The Locking tab should be on the outside!

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At the back of the plane make a small fold into the body of the plane. This fold and it's size is one of the main balance adjusters. Changing the size of this fold allows tuning the flight characteristics of this plane.

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Fold from the top of the two seperate halves to the plane along the long diagonal and align with the bottom edge. Insure a good diagonal crease and then adjust the wings back upward into flat flying surface.

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After extending the wings to form a flat surface perpendicular to the body, the side view should look as shown on the left.

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From the rear the plane, it should look as shown on the left. Allow the bottom structure to seperate from the wings slightly to form a functional airfoil.

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PINJA
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