# What materials do you need for a paper airplane?

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## What is the best material to make a 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 do you need to make a paper airplane?

Paper Airplane DIY

1. Fold the paper in half vertically.
2. Unfold the paper and fold each of the top corners into the center line.
3. Fold the top edges into the center line.
4. Fold the plane in half toward you.
5. Fold the wings down, matching the top edges up with the bottom edge of the body.

## What keeps a paper airplane in the air?

When you throw a paper plane in the air, you are giving the plane a push to move forward. That push is a type of force called thrust. While the plane is flying forward, air moving over and under the wings is providing an upward lift force on the plane.

## How do you make a fast paper airplane?

How to Make a Fast Paper Plane

1. Step 1: Fold in Half. Fold the piece of paper in half and then unfold it so you have a crease in the middle. …
2. Step 2: Fold the Start. Then fold the top corners of the paper to the center crease. …
3. Step 3: Fold Down. …
4. Step 4: Fold Again. …
5. Step 5: Fold Inside Last Time. …
6. Step 6: Fold in Half. …
7. Step 7: Make Wings. …
8. Step 8: You’re Done!

## Does the length of a paper airplane affect the distance?

“Yes, wingspan will affect flight, however there will be a point where the size of the wingspan will create too much weight and drag to be effective. For a glider, which a paper airplane is the more lift the glider has the longer it can fly. However, you must keep the weight and drag in check to avoid flight failure.”

## What do you call a paper airplane that can’t fly?

What do you call a paper airplane that can’t fly? Stationary.

## Do heavier paper airplanes fly farther?

Changing Mass

In the same way a rock that is thrown pushes its way through the air as compared to a cotton ball, a paper airplane with more mass flies faster and farther than a paper plane with less mass, up to a point. If the mass is too great, the wings can’t hold the plane in the air.

## How do you make the 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.
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## What paper airplane design flies the farthest?

Drag, lift, weight and thrust – this need to be in balance for the plane to fly (Scholastic 2014). From the results of testing design number 2 flew the furthest with both the plane launcher and people throwing it.

## Why does my paper airplane spin?

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.