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El Reg's Paper Aircraft Released into Space (PARIS) team has been busy acquiring some toys for our world-beating attempt to boldly put the Vulture 1 paper plane where no paper plane has ever been put before. PARIS: Sponsored by Peer 1 While work on the Vulture 1 release mechanism, which will separate the vehicle from the main …


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  1. Disco-Legend-Zeke

    Route Equals...

    ...somewhere not in the USA.

  2. Anonymous John

    Re an additional piece of main payload kit.

    Playmobil crew, I hope.

  3. JonJonJon



    1. Basic


      Or in a different country.

      I have no idea where it is but it looks very much like the hills near Alicante, Spain. That said, as you used "Route", I suppose it might be US.

      Ideally, I would watch the whole thing before posting but... It's Friday and I have beer to drink :D

      1. Marvin the Martian
        Paris Hilton

        "like somewhere in spain"

        I'm being obtuse I guess, but it starts off saying "Castille y Leon -- wellcome to Avila"?

    2. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward


      I think you'll find that where he's driving there isn't a right or wrong side of the road.

      1. Mike Richards


        They drive in the shade.

    3. Steve X

      Phone call

      Wife: "Darling? You'd better be careful on the way home. I've just heard on the radio that there's a car going the wrong way down the motorway."

      Elderly husband: "One car? There's DOZENS of them!"

    4. Baskitcaise


      Anyone know how to get chicken salad out of the keyboard?

  4. Oz
    Paris Hilton


    Do I earn a beer saying it's the Avila to Puerto de Castilla road?

    (Paris, cos she's as clueless as me!)

    1. graeme leggett


      Roughly halfway between Oporto and Madrid if you've got a map,

      I reckon its about here,-4.191284&sspn=0.692038,1.061554&ie=UTF8&hq=&hnear=Piedrah%C3%ADta,+%C3%81vila,+Castille+and+Leon,+Spain&ll=40.25228,-5.688772&spn=0.043627,0.066347&t=h&z=14

      Could be turning on to the N-110 out of Tornavacas ("turning cows"?) as its about 30 km from Piedrahita on the road to Avila

  5. Anonymous Coward
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    high-resolution stills are better

    even though videos are good, I find high-res seq of pictures to be better. As the object falls, there will be little that will change in the scenery (in a dramatic way), so high-res stills would be a lot better. (even if you take a video, you will pause it to look at the scenery)

  6. Uk_Gadget
    Paris Hilton



    No not that Paris!!

  7. gribbler

    N110, I think

    It's a bit of a give away from the street signs, although it might be another road around there. I'm having a beer in any case.

  8. Dave-Ams

    It's in El barco de Ávila, Castille and Leon, Spain

    It's the road the AV-941 taking a right on to the N-110,+%C3%81vila,+Castille+and+Leon,+Spain&sll=40.463405,-5.328026&sspn=0.166911,0.234146&ie=UTF8&hq=&hnear=El+Barco+de+%C3%81vila,+%C3%81vila,+Castille+and+Leon,+Spain&ll=40.355931,-5.515008&spn=0.010449,0.014634&t=h&z=16

  9. Lucas Vieites

    Spain, for sure.

    Hi, the second video was filmed (or photographed) in Spain, somewhere on a road between Ávila and Salamanca.


    PD: Do tankards of ale com in digital, downloadable format?

  10. Neil Barnes Silver badge
    Black Helicopters

    Ok, what are you doing in Spain?

    Think of your budget, man!

    And close to the mountains where the paragliders fly? I thought the launch vehicle was an unmanned balloon?

    <-- since you don't have a balloon icon

    1. Sarah Bee (Written by Reg staff)

      Re: Ok, what are you doing in Spain?

      We have an Iberian bureau. Lester lives there.

      1. Mike Richards

        Lester's place

        First - can we all come and stay, and

        Second - is he still fighting the extradition?

      2. Mike Howell

        Lester lives in a cupboard?

        Iberian bureau = spanish cupboard?

        Is Lester really Harry Potter and living under the stairs.

        I'm now very confused.

  11. Oz


    I've earned a shandy, by coming close to the FlyCamOne route, but will keep quiet for those partaking in this geographical drinking game!

  12. Wommit
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    What excuse

    did you use to go filming in Spain?

  13. Magnus_Pym


    Not sure where it is but I'm sure I've crashed and burned there on WRC II on the Playstation.

  14. sgm

    That's Spain

    First one is in "El Barco de Avila", Castilla Y León

    Second one seems to be the road between Avila and Salamanca (the N-501 maybe?), again Castilla y León

  15. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward


    Well the Canon Hack was anyhow, I never knew you could do things like that with a modern digital camera.

  16. Graham 15

    N110, Castilla y Leon/Extremadura border to Tornavacas

    AICMHTFA, or I would if it hadn't been stolen from under my nose

  17. Anonymous Coward
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    damn, you beat me to it!

  18. url
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    u tub channel

    good move, the podcasts are great, but a video channel would be nice too.

    1. OldDogNewWalk

      The driver of that silver car has had it,

      if the Spanish plod have better image enhancement capabilities than my copy of Photoshop 3.0, cos he is all over the centre solid white line.

  19. Anonymous Coward

    For fuck sake man, speed up!

    I'm sure I saw some Spaniard with a wheelbarrows overtake you impatiently!

  20. Noobius
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    Nice project

    Be sure to submit it to hack-a-day :D

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