Tybby Robu

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Tips to Make Your Paper Planes Fly Really Well

Welcome to the exciting world of paper planes! The experts achieve perfect results by folding their planes very accurately and throwing them with special techniques.

Here are some important tips to help make your planes fly really well:

  • Press every crease firmly Sharp creases help a plane cut through the air smoothly. Use the back of your nail to strengthen the creases.


  • Fold on a table Always fold on a hard, flat surface so that you can make
    firm creases.


  • Follow the steps carefully When folding, keep checking to make sure your
    model looks like the step-by-step drawings. If it doesn't ... don't panic! Just unfold
    one or two of the new creases until your model looks like an earlier drawing, then
    try again.


  • Read the "Throwing" instructions You may need to use a different throwing
    technique for each plane. Some need to be thrown hard, others gently. Some are
    held and thrown in strange ways, so read the tips to get the best results.


  • Find the "point of balance" Many planes fly best when held at the "point of
    balance." To find this point, hold the plane loosely with your thumb and finger, then
    move your hand toward the nose or toward the tail until the plane doesn't tip over.
    When the plane stays level in your hand, you have found the point of balance.


  • Safety First Never throw a pointed-nosed plane at anyone — the nose can be
    very sharp and dangerous.


Designing paper planes is much easier than you think — you just have to follow a
few simple rules as I will show you in future training. Good luck, and have fun!


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