F-16  Falcon Paper Airplane
Folding Instructions Type A-1

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Step 1
 
Step  2
Step 1
Start with a  8 1/2"x11" paper.  Fold paper in half vertically and unfold. 

Step 2
  Next fold the top corners inward to the center crease.


Step 3


 
Step 4
Step 3
Fold the top point downward as shown.

Step 4
Fold the top corners inward to the center crease and then unfold the right side corner.



Step 5


Step 6
Step 5
Put your index finger under the flap and lift the flap towards the left.

Step 6
Flip the flap to the left side.
  

Step 7


Step 8

Step 7
Fold the new triangle flap to the left side.

Step 8

Unfold the left side flap.
 
Step 9
 

Step 10
Step 9
Repeat steps 5, 6 and 7 for the left side.

Step 10
The fold should looks like this.

 
Step 11
 
Step 12
Step 11
Fold the both side flaps toward the center line and unfold.

Step 12
Make a mountain fold at the top corner section.

 
Step 13
 
Step 14

Step 13
Put your index finger under the flap as shown with the green arrow. Pull up the top flap corner while pressing the base part with your index finger.

Step 14
Pull up the tip. This part becomes airplane's nose. 








 
Step 15

Step 16
Step 15
Fold the model in half. Use a mountain fold.

Step 16
Fold the wing downward. Repeat on the other. The model should look like the picture shown in 17.

Step 17

Step 18
Step 17
Add a rudder as shown in this diagram. It should be 3/4 inches height, and should be parallel  with the body of the airplane. Repeat for the other wing.
Step 18
The F-16 Falcon jet is complete. Bend the trailing edge of the wings slightly upwards. This will compensate for the airplane's tendency to nose dive.