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Author Topic: 800 lb Paper Airplane?  (Read 5567 times)
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« on: March 26, 2012, 11:47:19 PM »

The 800 lb gorilla of paper airplanes is... 800 lbs. cheesy

http://www.theregister.co.../2012/03/26/desert_eagle/

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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 ground, but video of the release indicates it really did fly at up to 98mph (158km/h), even if footage of what we imagine was a lively landing isn't yet available.

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3f49oEyk5bw" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3f49oEyk5bw</a>


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It’s not every day that a giant paper airplane is released high over the Arizona desert. In fact, it’s never been done. But that’s exactly what the Pima Air & Space Museum did on March 21, 2012. The video to the right is our first glimpse into the dramatic, historic flight. More videos to come as we gather footage.

A couple months ago, hundreds of kids came to the museum to show us what paper airplane flying was all about. And now, inspired by their enthusiasm, we built a 45-foot paper airplane (quite possibly the largest ever constructed) and flew it.


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« Reply #1 on: March 27, 2012, 02:47:55 AM »

hmm, so they took it straight up - released it; then it plummented straight down to the ground by the looks of it. Not what I'd call "flying".

Or is there another reason why they haven't videod the "flight".
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« Reply #2 on: March 27, 2012, 01:50:26 PM »

Or is there another reason why they haven't videod the "flight".
It's not easy, tracing paper.
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« Reply #3 on: March 27, 2012, 06:58:36 PM »

It's not easy, tracing paper.

it might have been easier if they'd used graph paper

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« Reply #4 on: March 28, 2012, 11:28:02 AM »

Are you sure that the plane was Legal?
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« Reply #5 on: March 28, 2012, 03:14:34 PM »

Are you sure that the plane was Legal?
I think they stuck to the letter of the law when it came to size, so it was probably fly paper.
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« Reply #6 on: March 28, 2012, 06:07:15 PM »

you guys are too clever, I fold
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« Reply #7 on: March 28, 2012, 10:02:37 PM »

you guys are too clever, I fold

I didn't realize you were a fan!
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« Reply #8 on: March 28, 2012, 11:14:56 PM »

you guys are too clever, I fold

I didn't realize you were a fan!

it's part of my folio
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« Reply #9 on: March 28, 2012, 11:26:06 PM »

you guys are too clever, I fold

Don't be scared off! These guys are just paper tigers! tongue

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« Reply #10 on: March 29, 2012, 06:46:56 AM »

it's part of my folio
Here, try this foolscap for size!
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« Reply #11 on: March 29, 2012, 12:28:52 PM »

I think they stuck to the letter of the law when it came to size, so it was probably fly paper.
Think it had a change of heart and became sandpaper instead...after all it grinded to a halt.
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« Reply #12 on: March 29, 2012, 02:20:29 PM »

Think it had a change of heart and became sandpaper instead
Emery dog has its day...
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« Reply #13 on: March 29, 2012, 03:05:59 PM »


Emery dog has its day...

That's what it gets for being abrasive.
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« Reply #14 on: March 29, 2012, 09:08:06 PM »

Here, try this foolscap for size!

I'm not giving you any quarto on this one - try harder to think outside the box!

That's what it gets for being abrasive.

now you're rubbing me up the wrong way mad
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« Reply #15 on: March 29, 2012, 11:20:17 PM »

now you're rubbing me up the wrong way mad

I don't know if you can handle this but we've come full circle; it's time to make the rough places plain.
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« Reply #16 on: March 29, 2012, 11:35:24 PM »

That's what it gets for being abrasive.

now you're rubbing me up the wrong way mad

You're dishing it out just as much as anyone. Playing the victim is just plane wrong. tongue

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« Reply #17 on: March 30, 2012, 12:41:54 AM »

I don't know if you can handle this but we've come full circle; it's time to make the rough places plain.

You're dishing it out just as much as anyone. Playing the victim is just plane wrong. tongue

I'll file that for later, in the mean time perhaps we should stop this chit before we get into strife for derailing the thread
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« Reply #18 on: March 30, 2012, 03:33:09 AM »

we should stop this chit before we get into strife for derailing the thread
That would be nothing to sneeze at but it's a tissue of lies.
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« Reply #19 on: March 30, 2012, 04:08:03 AM »

That would be nothing to sneeze at but it's a tissue of lies.

That' snot what I was thinking, but then again, I know booger all.
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« Reply #20 on: March 30, 2012, 09:36:44 AM »

That' snot what I was thinking, but then again, I know booger all.

No need to mew 'cos you have your nose in the clouds, though it's a sorry tale. You'll just have to wing it.
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« Reply #21 on: April 01, 2012, 07:58:52 PM »

we should stop this chit before we get into strife for derailing the thread
That would be nothing to sneeze at but it's a tissue of lies.

I glide? Like I could even begin to script something like that

That' snot what I was thinking, but then again, I know booger all.

No need to mew 'cos you have your nose in the clouds, though it's a sorry tale. You'll just have to wing it.

I think on this we are of a concorde

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« Reply #22 on: April 01, 2012, 08:26:50 PM »

I glide? Like I could even begin to script something like that
You certainly know how to propel a thought, even when it's a draft idea. You're diving me up the wall!

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« Reply #23 on: April 01, 2012, 09:00:13 PM »

You certainly know how to propel a thought, even when it's a draft idea. You're diving me up the wall!

so long as you don't crash and burn, I'd bank you'll be back in the loop in no time

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That's the ticket!

book 'im danno!

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« Reply #24 on: April 01, 2012, 10:18:01 PM »

so long as you don't crash and burn, I'd bank you'll be back in the loop in no time
Now you're on a roll  ohmy

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