Card Stock Airplane Designs


Cutting out and gluing paper together to make model airplanes goes back for at least 70 years. They could be found on cereal boxes to card stock handed out for advertisement. During the early 90's Dr. Yasuaki Ninomiya designed a several sets of this style of paper airplanes which were readily available in many US book stores under the name White Wings. Today these sets can still be found over auction sites such as eBay.

These paper airplanes can be made from card, cover, or index stock. This paper is sold as 65 lb or 110 lb. Both will work fine. The 8" x 8" card stock sold for scrap booking is not as thick and would have to have two sheets glued together to work well. However, if two sheets are glued then they would make a stronger paper airplane and I am going to include some models that can be made from this paper later. White poster board comes in 11" x 14" sheets and is equivalent to 140 lb index stock, the same weight stock used for White Wings. This can be cut in half to make 7" x 11" paper and produce a stronger plane.

To get you started I have provided some basic step by step instructions on how to make these paper airplanes. Check out this section to learn more about paper options.



My Card Stock Designs

General Instructions


Delta X Glide
Delta X Glide
PDF Instruction
Type:Canard/Delta Wing Glider


Loop De Loop
Loop De Loop
PDF Instruction
Type: Acrobatic Stunt Plane


P W Jet
P W Jet
PDF Instruction
Type: Canard Wing Glider




Hand Toss 1
Hand Toss 1
PDF Instruction
Type: Rectangular Swept Back Wing Racer

Hand Toss 2
Hand Toss 2
PDF Instruction
Type: Rectangular/Elliptical Wing Racer

Hand Toss 3
Hand Toss 3
PDF Instruction
Type: Trapezoidal Wing Racer




Hand Toss 4
Hand Toss 4
PDF Instruction
Type: Elliptical Wing Racer


Hand Toss 5
Hand Toss 5
PDF Instruction
Type: Delta Wing Glider


Hand Toss 6
Hand Toss 6
PDF Instruction
Type: Rectangular/Trapezoidal Low Wing Racer



Hand Toss 7
Hand Toss 7
PDF Instruction
Type: Rectangular/Trapezoidal Wing Racer

Hand Toss 8
Hand Toss 8
PDF Instruction
Type: Elliptical Wing Distance Glider

Hand Toss 9
Hand Toss 9
PDF Instruction
Type: Rectangular Heavy Sweep Back Glider



Hand Toss 10
Hand Toss 10
PDF Instruction
Type: Trapezoidal Heavy Sweep Back Glider

Hand Toss 11
Hand Toss 11
PDF Instruction
Type: Curved Swept Forward Glider

Hand Toss 12
Hand Toss 12
PDF Instruction
Type: Rectangular/Trapezoidal Wing Racer