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The Dart is very streamlined, with a really long fuselage (body) and delta wing. The Dart is excellent for long-distance flights and flights requiring accuracy, but its stunt capabilities are extremely limited. The Dart is an extremely fast and stable paper airplane.

 Build Gliders & Explore Flight

Delta Dart was the primary all-weather interceptor aircraft. Designed as the so-called "Ultimate Interceptor", it proved to be the last dedicated interceptor.

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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!