As my friend Paper Artland (TriKDang) previously shared his methods for designing his paper airplanes in a collection of videos, I have decided to explain my own approach.
In the development process of my aircraft, I identify the basic design objectives desired before doing any work. Once these goals have been laid out, I look to existing designs for possible bases of improvement. Because I wish to be pragmatic in my design efforts, I will not shy away from refining and evolving older designs to meet new needs if such designs remain workable. If the older design can be improved, it likely will be (especially if conversions are possible).
My acceptance and willingness to develop new versions of older designs and embrace evolution is due in par…
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Testing and development of the Zeta Project has continued fairly steadily, although I have found that the Zeta design (but curiously not the original prototype) has more lift aft than it needs and so it tends to pitch down unless inputs are put in to counter this tendency.
While this tendency could potentially be used to allow a payload to be fitted, I am looking at various measures to eliminate or at least dampen it. Methods to addressing this could range from enlarging the elevons to more easily trim the plane or revising the trailing edge and moving the centers of lift and gravity and a result.
While I am continuing work with the planform originally depicted by the prototype (the XF3-6A), I am also working with the variant with the revise…
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2012 brought many advancements for paper airplanes of OrigamiAirEnterprises. Miniature "drone" paper airplanes in particular were developed into new configurations and features like swept wings and LERX were explored and employed. Larger copy paper scale airplanes were developed, with many receiving upgrades under OAE's Aircraft Modernization Program (AMP). The AMP lead to newer, more capable variants of older aircraft, such as the SkyOwl, Strike Harrier, Super Starstriker, SkyHammerhead, Turbo Omniwing and Super Lightning, among others.
OrigamiAirEnterprises rolled out 52 new aircraft in 2012.Read more >
OrigamiAirEnterprises (OAE) is now dedicating itself to modernizing and/or replacing existing aircraft to fulfill requirements of greater demand with greater ease. These actions will be done under OAE's new Aircraft Modernization Program (AMP). Several aircraft involved in this program include the new OAE D215-1 Super Cardinal, OAE YA65-3 SkyHammerhead, OAE YA106-3 Strike Harrier and OAE F251-1 Super Lightning. The intent of the undertaking is to create higher performance craft with minimal alterations to existing designs, (ideally) allowing the conversion of existing airframes. OrigamiAirEnterprises believes these new augmentations of existing aircraft are only the first to come of this effort.
In addition, OAE is open to requests wishing for…Read more >
OrigamiAirEnterprises (OAE) is considering development of paper aircraft in an almost entirely new direction; a paper aircraft carrier.
Between July 2009 to March 2010, OAE made several paper aircraft carriers and aircraft equipped to operate with them. However, due to a lack of interest, the projects were shelved. Now, OrigamiAirEnterprises is reconsidering the programs and the choices of associated aircraft. If proceeded with, OrigamiAirEnterprises would be the first known producer of a successful aircraft carrier capable of landing aircraft.
It is unknown at this time whether Skycrafter would like to be involved in development or not.Read more >
After many days of experimentation and settings, I have come up with a way to record construction and flight of planes with an iPod Touch, Windows 7 HP Laptop, Windows Movie Maker, and other sources. Such videos would be displayed on the respective plane's article. These would be recorded and edited videos primarily made by me, showing how to make it. The un-manufactured planes and Skycrafter's planes have been confirmed permission for usage of these videos. OrigamiAirEnterprises' owner, OrigamiAirEnforcer, has confirmed that, because of a lack of suitable equipment, will not be participating.
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OrigamiAirEnterprises is proud to announce that it is developing a new catapult launch system (CLS) for use on aircraft such as the TF8-1 Mentor, A68-1 Skywarrior, and the YTF255-1 Turbo Mentor (now in development), among others. Speeds on the three aforementioned aircraft have been clocked as roughly double the velocity with normal launch procedure. This system has also enabled higher load carrying on all tested aircraft. Currently, this system is exclusive to only a few OAE aircraft with the necessary features.
OrigamiAirEnterprises would like to collaborate to design a device enabling the augmentation of other aircraft to give them the ability to work with this system as well.Read more >
2011 was a great year for paper airplanes. New types of paper airplanes like the Scout came to be, and others of great performance like the StarSpectre were also introduced. OrigamiAirEnterprises published 92 aircraft in 2011, 34 more than it had in 2010.
2011 was a great year for paper aviation.Read more >
Currently, OrigamiAirEnterprises is working on a new paper surface-to air missile launcher (SAM). Hopefully testing will be complete in less than two weeks. Questions and suggestions are always welcome.Read more >