Triplet Paper Airplane

Folding Instructions



Step 1


Step  2

Step 1
Start with an  8 1/2"x11" paper.  Fold the paper in half horizontally, then open it back up.
Step 2
 Fold the top edge to the center.







Step 3

Step 4
Step 3
Fold over along the center crease.

Step 4
Fold the model in half by folding the left edge to the right edge.

Step 5

Step 6

Step 5
Fold left the top layer only along a crease one-third of the distance between the left edge and the right edge. 

Step 6
Fold the top layer only in half and unfold.


Step 7

Step 8
Step 7 
Fold the top and middle layer together by folding the center edge to the step 6 crease and unfold.

Step 8
Fold the top middle corner to the step 6 crease and unfold.


Step 9
Step 9
Push the corner of the yellow triangle section inside between the layers to make an inside reverse fold.  Refer diagram A and B.

Step 10

Step 11
Step 10
Fold the top layer along the step 7 crease.

Step 11
Push the corner of the triangle section to form  flat model. 


Step 12

Step 13
Step 12
Fold the top corner to the step 6 crease and unfold.

Step 13
Fold the top corner to step 12 crease and fold again along the step 12 crease.








Step 14

Step 15
Step 14
Fold the top right section as shown A and another valley fold for B.

Step 15
Make a valley fold as shown in figure.


Step 16

Step 17
Step 16
Now half of the triplet is done.  Flip over the model and repeat step 5 thru 15 for the other side wing.

Step 17
The Completed model looks like this figure.


Step 18
Step 18
Form the model a three-dimensional shape as shown in figure. Refer the front view for correct angle of wings and fuselage.