Visiting card plane

 
 

Impressed by a website of visiting card (55 x 91 mm) paper airplane ( Ukiuki meishi hikouki yokocho), I'm trying to make mini card plane too. Small size plane is not gliding well like large size plane, because aerodynamics parameter is different and drag of viscosity is relatively large. However small size plane is relatively strong, so more unique shape plane could be make.
 

Seagull 1

Seabirds should fly long distance, so they have high performance, large aspect ratio wings. This small paper seagull have simple structure, and fly well.

 Drawing of Seagull1(gif file)      set of 8 (pdf file)

For visiting card (name card) size, please print gif file at 200dpi.

How to make Seagull 1

Download the drawing and print it on card stock. Cut the paper according to the thick line.  Fold up as dash and dot line " _ . _ . _" , and fold down as dash line " - - - - " Dihedral angle of wings is 10 degrees. Fold tail fin as V shape (45 degrees). It works as holizontal and vertical tail wings. Bend up back edge of main wings tip slightly.
 

Dragonfly

Dragonfly had already been flying at several hundred million years ago.  Perhaps no evolution is needed to fly well any longer for them. 


 

Drawing of Dragonfly(gif file)      set of 8 (pdf file)



How to make Dragonfly

Download the drawing and print it on card stock. For visiting card (name card) size, please print gif file at 200dpi. Cut the paper according to the thick line.  Fold up as dash and dot line " _ . _ . _" , and fold down as dash line " - - - - " Dihedral angle of front wings is 15 degrees. Back wings ("Dragnfly" and logo are printed.) should be turn 180 degree and have no dihedral angle.

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