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

 Build Gliders & Explore Flight

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

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 Create your own paper plane print out with instructions.

Think your plane has the stuff to go pro? Check out the tips, tricks, and modifications and put your aircraft to the test!

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