The most popular video on the Fold ‘N Fly paper airplane YouTube channel is a classic design that’s good for distance flying: The Basic Dart. It’s listed as ‘Easy’ on FoldnFly.com, one of more than two dozen paper airplane designs with simple folding instructions for kids and adults.
The Basic Paper Airplane below is also a quick and simple design “that almost everyone has tried” to make. This is another excellent starter airplane for first-time folders.
The Stable Paper Airplane is another easy-level project that’s “best for acrobatics and time aloft.”
“This plane has a lot of stability and can fly very far. It has a tendency to flip upside down during flight. If you slightly bend the two wings up at the rear, you can get it to do flips and tricks.”
Two popular medium-level paper airplanes are shared below. Both designs include opportunities for experimental folds: The Buzz…
“This paper plane looks like a fly and it flies like one too!
Bend the tail flaps up or down to control the flight. Bend one up and one down to make it spiral!”
…and the Sea Glider:
“This bird-like paper airplane resembles a seagull gliding over the ocean. You can experiment to find your own ways to bend the wings and how much weight to add to the front.”
Finally, try this popular ‘jet fighter’ build called The Navy, a hard-level design that’s “best for distance and time aloft.”
Plus, fold with these expanded tutorials next on TKSST:
• Paper airplane aerodynamics explained by a world record-setting designer
• The Paper Airplane Guy: How to fold 5 paper stunt planes
• How to make a “Tube” paper airplane