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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 …

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Anonymous Coward

a lively landing

you can say that again...

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Re: a lively landing - Background Music

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.

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Who'd have thought the Teddy would jump ?

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Happy

I hope the teddy...

... had a parachute!

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Stop

They forgot .....

... to stick a Playmobil pilot onto it.

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Why...?

Why no more video? What are they planning to do with it now?

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Did they use any tape?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RwaS7gkgaKM

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Wow

That is one big paper plane.

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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!

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They should have put that Microsoft Word Paperclip on the front

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Rl5SOuq6-g

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Needs a nose job

http://greatpaperairplane.org/wp-content/uploads/crash_burn_post.jpg

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It looks like and XB-70, just need a canard ...

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A canard

Ok, I will try.

"Your mother was your father. I fart in your general direction."

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Typical performance

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.

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Looks like falling to me...

Nuff said.

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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.

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Buzz......

"This isn't flying, this is falling with style! "

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Looked a lot like it was about to go into a nose-diving spiral to me...

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