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The Cut and Fold Model Aeroplane
This page is being used to collect information about the history of the cut and fold paper plane design which I call the Cut and Fold Model Aeroplane. Please contact me if you know any of this information is incorrect or if you have any other information that should be added. Thank you.

This design is distinguished by the way in which the leading edge of the wings are folded over - sometimes just once and sometimes many times - to weight the front of the model. Similar cut out designs which are not weighted in this way are recorded on the main Paper Planes page.



As far as I know this design first appears in 'The Magic of Science' by A Frederick Collins, which was published by the Fleming H Revell Company in London and Edinburgh York in 1917.


Similar designs also appear:


In 'More Paper Magic' by Will Blyth, which was published by C Arthur Pearson in London in 1923 also contains diagrams for a similar design under the title 'Easy Aeroplane Fold'.



In 'Winter Nights Entertainments' by R M Abraham, which was first published by Constable and Constable in London in 1932.



As 'A Stunt Airplane' in 'More Things Any Boy Can Make' by Joseph Leeming, which was published by D Appleton-Century Company in New York and London in 1936.


As 'A Looping Airplane' in 'Fun with Paper' by Joseph Leeming, which was published by Spencer Press Inc in Chicago in 1939.



As 'The Glider' in 'Paper Folding Fun' by Robert Harbin, which was published by Oldbourne in London in 1960.