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Students from the University of Southern Indiana are poised to make a second attempt on El Reg's Guinness World Record for the highest launch of a paper plane. On 27 October, a team from the uni's Engineering Design and Analysis class dispatched their Geronimo aircraft (pictured below) under a helium-filled meteorological …

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Mushroom

Still got that high power laser Lester?

Passport at the ready...

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Re: Still got that high power laser Lester?

I'm looking at it as we speak. Hmmmm, I think if I get to the airport tonight, I can be in Illinois by tomorrow afternoon...

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Geronimo?

What kind of name is that?

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Re: Geronimo?

Hindi?

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Re: Geronimo?

OK...

किस तरह का है कि नाम के है?

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Re: Geronimo?

(((:boggle:))) @Cliff http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geronimo

See bottom of article or search for "airplane"

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Re: Geronimo?

All that's well and good, but where's the contrived seaside-postcard saucy backronym?

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W9MOK-2 is showing as a BeeLine 10, the same tracker as used on the PARIS Balloon. W9MOK is a Tiny Track though.

Good luck with the launch.

And even better luck to Lester armed with the Laser

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Coat

It's no good just having a laser

You have to have a suitable shark, too...

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Geronimo

Geronimo is the name of one of our native american warriors. Somehow it evolved into a slang term that is shouted by children when jumping from a large hight, like off the top of a picnic table. I'm guessing that's why they chose it but I can't say for sure.

Excellent coverage! I'm really enjoying the read.

-USI Staffer.

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Hopefully you chaps at USI remembered to add a pilot, breaking the record is one thing (especially if Lester does manage to intervene with his laser....) but if you don't have a little plastic model then, well, it's just no where near as much fun! Anyone can build a PARIS, but it takes a real man to.... so many ways to finish that sentence!

Anyhow, good luck.

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Mushroom

Is SPB gonna take this???

I can imagine a couple limey-accented phone calls asking if the University of Southern Indiana has it's fire insurance paid up!

"Because it would be a real shame if something happened while yuhs are out flying your little toy plane..."

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does that first "American" on the left, look like the cowboy from Village People, or do I need an eye test?

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Re: re Reconstruction

We're more enlightened about that kind of thing these days. That may explain whyPlaymobil Uncle Sam is carrying a whip....

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Seem to have made 107,190 with the tracks separating at 106,826

So somewhere between the two was release

Assuming they find the payloads they have got the record

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Failed the pilots ejected early., the nose fell off again, or Lester's space born laser working, Is this the start of a UK Star Wars attempt, abandoned by the US.

I could send some British horse to make better glue.

But then I would get a queue of scantily clad PETA operatives at my door, Hell

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