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The Delta - Paper Plane Glider

The Delta has a wide delta wing form, winglets (turned-up wings), and a solid blunt nose. The Delta is a slow moving glider.

Its forward weight design and large tapered winglets make it a stable flier. The Delta is not designed for accuracy, but if built right and launched from a high place it can be made to generate long sweeping turns.

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About the Exhibition

How Things Fly Web site, a companion to the physical exhibition at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum. The goal is to explain the basic principles that allow aircraft and spacecraft to fly.

Distance Challenge
Controlled Flight
Forces of Flight
How Wings Work
Paper Airplane Gallery
Hands-on Experiments
Link howthingsfly.si.edu

Create Your Own Paper Airplane

Print Template, Folding Instructions, and Flight Info
Body Style: The Delta
Design: Zebra
Insignia: Roundel

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