DailyDirt: Flying Paper Airplanes
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Folding paper has been taken to an extreme in recent years, and a few entertaining examples involve making paper airplanes. Almost anyone can make a paper airplane (even some robots can do it), but to really make your mark, you have to do something pretty extraordinary with construction paper. Here are just a few world records for paper airplanes.
- A giant 45-foot long paper airplane was released from a helicopter over the Arizona desert, promoting the PIMA Air and Space Museum. It didn't fly for very long, but it was big enough that the helicopter pilot jettisoned the big paper plane slightly earlier than planned because it was pulling on the helicopter a bit too much. [url]
- A Japanese engineer, Takuo Toda, flew his paper airplane which stayed aloft for 27.9 seconds -- setting a world record in 2009. But for Toda, 28 seconds is nothing compared to his dream of launching a paper plane from the edge of space.... [url]
- Throwing a paper airplane that can fly over 226 feet isn't easy, but it can be done -- and it beats the previous record of just over 207 feet (set in 2003). Hmm. How far can a robot arm throw a paper airplane? [url]
- To discover more cool sites about aviation, check out what's currently flying around StumbleUpon. [url]