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Picture of How To Make The Turbo Jetstream Paper Airplane

Fast, long range and aerodynamic, the Turbo Jetstream is a miniature "drone cruiser" paper airplane derived from its namesake, the Jetstream.

The Turbo Jetstream was designed to improve upon the Jetstream by fitting it with a larger wing to reduce wing loading and increase range. The Jetstream's fuselage was retained while the wing was replaced by a newer, larger design. Flight testing showed the aircraft to be a capable performer, proving itself worthy of publication.

TAA USAF Designation: D435-2

Step 1: Materials

Picture of Materials

Required:
1 Piece of 8 by 10.5 inch graph paper

Scissors

Ruler

Tape

Pencil

Stapler

gm2802 years ago

Nice design. I would think the landing gear parts would create air turbulence and restrict the longevity of the flight. But the design looks nice and should work well.

OrigamiAirEnforcer (author)  gm2802 years ago

Thank you! You are correct in that the landing gear does cause some drag. However, testing done by myself has indicated that it its detriment on performance is generally very limited.

If people want to modify their aircraft to omit the landing gear, they can just cut at the fold line to remove them. The drawback to this is that by eliminating the landing gear, the aircraft is subjected to more damage on landings (this is why landing gear is standard on my aircraft).

-OAE