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Over-Head
01-14-2011, 07:45 AM
After moving some furniture back in place now that th tree and all the decorations are down from chrisatmass, my son just discovered a gift from Santa that got wedged under the sofa.
I remembered buying it at a "Chapters" book store out west while I was there, then I guess it either slipped my mind, or got wrapped and forgotten.


http://www.amazingpaperairplanes.com/Calendar.html

Must say he loves the planes.
I never knew there were so many darn ariplanes you can make from a single sheet of paper...but then again Origami has been around for centuries I guess.
And no some of them ain't easy, still working on the "Thunderbolt"

Great way to kill a snow day....throwing paper airplanes around the house with my son watching the wife duck and dodge as the little fella shouts "Incomming" and lets another one fly at her :evil:

Ya just cant buy moments like these :thumb:

excessive
01-14-2011, 07:57 AM
Thanks. I just placed my order.

Over-Head
01-14-2011, 08:03 AM
Thanks. I just placed my order.
If ya figure out "Thunderbolt" let me know...tried 5 times still can't get the wings right.
The B-52 bomber looks wicked hard as well on the 17th :huh:

** It takes 2 or 3 to figure out the Valley and Mt. Fold

Neat how they do it, instructions for "yesterdays" plane are on the back of the current day's calander page

JASONSAUTO
01-14-2011, 09:07 AM
hey thanks, just ordered one for my little one...

Over-Head
02-01-2011, 06:31 AM
Just folded up a few new ones for the lil guy's "airport"
Kinda fun actually, never knew there were that many ways to make a paper airplane.
Only found 2 that gave me real trouble

The B52, and the Piggyback Shuttle were eaiser than expected.
The easy ones are not so easy sometimes, and the ones you figure will end up a ball of paper in the garbage, are dead simple.

BTW if ya can figure out Jan 26th "The Mirage" let me klnow????
Everythings great right up to step 6 tried it 4 times, there's gotta be a fold left out


Only problem I found over all:

Directions are easy enough once you figure out that sometimes they forget to tell ya to flip the paper.
Once you do 2-3 ending up with the graphics inside the folds of the plane, you get the hang of the blue dot...sometimes your given the direction to flip the paper, sometimes ya gotta find out the hard way.

Most generally the first fold showes the blue dot,
if #2 DONT, flip it.


Heres this mornings build:
http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=337134&id=549710015&l=9931a248bc

Gracie Dean
02-01-2011, 11:58 AM
that is awesome and a memory he will never forget. Just wait till he shows his own sons the same thing...

Over-Head
03-26-2011, 11:15 AM
Just giving this a bump.


How goes the plane building?
Just did 10 or so for the lil guy to throw at the wife in a sneak attack :evil:

Phobia
03-26-2011, 11:35 AM
I got one of those for my daughter a couple of years ago. While we don't do it every day, she brings me the box periodically and we fold up some planes. Best $10 or 15 I spent on a gift for her.

LiveSteam
03-26-2011, 11:47 AM
I got in trouble in 4th grade & was told to grab a magazine & go sit in the hall. I grabbed a science magazine went out to the hall & started thumbing threw it & found this.

http://www.amazingpaperairplanes.com/Calendar/SpaceOrbiter.jpg

the space shuttle was new at the time. 4th grade=1978 or 79

Over-Head
03-26-2011, 06:47 PM
I got one of those for my daughter a couple of years ago. While we don't do it every day, she brings me the box periodically and we fold up some planes. Best $10 or 15 I spent on a gift for her.

Same here, I'll fold up 10 or so, let him fling them around for a few days, wait a while and make a few more.

Hog Farmer
03-26-2011, 07:09 PM
Well shit , I just ordered one too , asshole!

Baby Lee
03-26-2011, 07:48 PM
The best paper airplane ever was the one where you 'oragami-ed' a thick triangle at the front of the craft, with just some stiffening folds on the outside to form the 'wings.' Like a really bulky 'SS Enterprise.'

ETA: Closed to 'piggyback jet' in gallery F.