Build the Barnaby Paper Aeroplane
The barnaby flyer paper aeroplane was named after Capt. Ralph S. Barnaby (USN Ret.) (naturally). Paper aeroplanes are very cool and impressive, so impressive that there are international paper aeroplane flying contests.
The most poplular kind of paper aeroplane is the simple dart, practially everyone knows how to make these and they are probably the most simplest to launch and fine tune.

Step 1: Choose your construction material.

Build the Barnaby Paper Aeroplane
I would recommend strong paper with a decent thickness, the A4 printer paper in your office (if you work in one) is ideal, as it is the makings of small and sturdy paper aeroplanes that can do crazy stunts when launched and tuned properly.

Note: I tried using A3 size paper and they do not fly as well, the reason for this is if you consider the rc aeroplanes people fly can do much better stunts than their full size brothers, I cannot fully remember why this is but I presume it has to do with aerodynamics.

Step 2: Create the leading edge

Build the Barnaby Paper Aeroplane
Build the Barnaby Paper Aeroplane
Build the Barnaby Paper Aeroplane
You will need to fold the leading edge up until there is about 14cm. left unfolded (or 6in.) unfolded, Please remember there are no rules, nothing in concrete about how these are to be made, majority of making them is design and trying out new designs and experimentation!

Step 3: Fold it up...

Build the Barnaby Paper Aeroplane
Build the Barnaby Paper Aeroplane
Build the Barnaby Paper Aeroplane
After the folded edge has been created it needs to be folded in half and worked out where to cut it. Although drawing out the lines where you want to cut it is not nessesary it does help.

Step 4: ...and cut it up

Build the Barnaby Paper Aeroplane
After you have drawn (or thought out) where you want to cut, grab your (favourite) scissors {or you can just rip it} and cut along the lines you drew, you do not have to be regimental about keeping to your drawn lines, anyway you cut it it'll still do something when thrown.

Step 5: Fold the tailplanes to shape, and try out!

Build the Barnaby Paper Aeroplane
Build the Barnaby Paper Aeroplane
Now the end is in sight, you have not quite finished with it though, the shape you cut hopefully should have given the plane some nice tailplanes, the ends of these will need to be folded down, It is recommended you angle them in to the centre of the plane, but don't do it at too much of an angle.

After you have finished folding the tails down hold the plane by the tails towards you and check that it look symmetrical, if it isn't then it won't fly very well. No matter how many you've made one will always turn out into a lemon. and all paper planes never last forever and will turn "lemon" sooner or later.

Enjoy making and flying, these Barnabys can also be made to loop the loop! and fly round in a circle like a boomerang.
 
 

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