An Arizona aircraft museum reckons it has taken the record for the launch of the biggest ever paper plane: a 45ft (13.7m) long monster which glided to Earth last week from a height of 2,703ft (824m). Pima Air & Space Museum's hefty 800lb (363kg) Arturo's Desert Eagle needed a helicopter to haul its 24ft (7.3m) wingspan off the …
a lively landing
you can say that again...
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Daa-Daa-Dum, Da-Da-Dum Da-Da-Dum Da-Da-Dum Da-Da-Dum Da-Da-Dum (repeat ad-nausum using 3 chords)
Riding on a big white paperplane
Getting seasick, sorry once again
Landing strip is getting nearer
Hope the fog lifts, make it clearer
Then I realised my paperplane
Wasn’t really up there with me.....
With apologies to Status Quo
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By all accounts, it came straight down.
It was in the air for approx 15 seconds from ~2500 or 4000 ft, depending one who's account one reads. This does not, IMHO, constitute "flying". I think the ElReg Special Project Dept. ought to have some strong words. Incompetent plagiarism would be a good starting point...
One of my folded A4 sheet of paper airplanes would have taken *minutes* to get down from that height.
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Well, that explains the lacking of a "landing" video, then.
Who'd have thought the Teddy would jump ?
I hope the teddy...
... had a parachute!
They forgot .....
... to stick a Playmobil pilot onto it.
Why no more video? What are they planning to do with it now?
Did they use any tape?
That is one big paper plane.
So how many sheets of A4 (sorry, Letter) size paper would be needed?
to get the equivalent amount of paper.
Nice attempt, but could not match PARIS for altitude!
They should have put that Microsoft Word Paperclip on the front
Needs a nose job
It looks like and XB-70, just need a canard ...
Ok, I will try.
"Your mother was your father. I fart in your general direction."
Sadly the museum was taken over by the kind of folks who would think this was a good idea some years ago, causing a real flight of knowledgeable docents. The flight path of the "paper" airplane parallels that of the institution.
Looks like falling to me...
Batman car video........
Glad I clicked on the batman car video at the end of the paper plane clip, can't help feeling a bit of a treat was served up at around 9.00mins in.
"This isn't flying, this is falling with style! "
Looked a lot like it was about to go into a nose-diving spiral to me...