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800 lb Paper Airplane?
« on: March 26, 2012, 11:47 PM »
The 800 lb gorilla of paper airplanes is... 800 lbs. :D

http://www.theregist.../03/26/desert_eagle/

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.




http://greatpaperairplane.org/

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.


Boys and their toys! ;D




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Re: 800 lb Paper Airplane?
« Reply #1 on: March 27, 2012, 02:47 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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Re: 800 lb Paper Airplane?
« Reply #2 on: March 27, 2012, 01:50 PM »
Or is there another reason why they haven't videod the "flight".
It's not easy, tracing paper.

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Re: 800 lb Paper Airplane?
« Reply #3 on: March 27, 2012, 06:58 PM »
It's not easy, tracing paper.
-cranioscopical (March 27, 2012, 01:50 PM)

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


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Re: 800 lb Paper Airplane?
« Reply #4 on: March 28, 2012, 11:28 AM »
Are you sure that the plane was Legal?

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Re: 800 lb Paper Airplane?
« Reply #5 on: March 28, 2012, 03:14 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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Re: 800 lb Paper Airplane?
« Reply #6 on: March 28, 2012, 06:07 PM »
you guys are too clever, I fold

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Re: 800 lb Paper Airplane?
« Reply #7 on: March 28, 2012, 10:02 PM »
you guys are too clever, I fold

I didn't realize you were a fan!

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Re: 800 lb Paper Airplane?
« Reply #8 on: March 28, 2012, 11:14 PM »
you guys are too clever, I fold

I didn't realize you were a fan!
-cranioscopical (March 28, 2012, 10:02 PM)

it's part of my folio

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Re: 800 lb Paper Airplane?
« Reply #9 on: March 28, 2012, 11:26 PM »
you guys are too clever, I fold

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

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Re: 800 lb Paper Airplane?
« Reply #10 on: March 29, 2012, 06:46 AM »
it's part of my folio
Here, try this foolscap for size!

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Re: 800 lb Paper Airplane?
« Reply #11 on: March 29, 2012, 12:28 PM »
I think they stuck to the letter of the law when it came to size, so it was probably fly paper.
-cranioscopical (March 28, 2012, 03:14 PM)
Think it had a change of heart and became sandpaper instead...after all it grinded to a halt.

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Re: 800 lb Paper Airplane?
« Reply #12 on: March 29, 2012, 02:20 PM »
Think it had a change of heart and became sandpaper instead
Emery dog has its day...

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Re: 800 lb Paper Airplane?
« Reply #13 on: March 29, 2012, 03:05 PM »

Emery dog has its day...
-cranioscopical (March 29, 2012, 02:20 PM)

That's what it gets for being abrasive.

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Re: 800 lb Paper Airplane?
« Reply #14 on: March 29, 2012, 09:08 PM »
Here, try this foolscap for size!
-cranioscopical (March 29, 2012, 06:46 AM)

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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Re: 800 lb Paper Airplane?
« Reply #15 on: March 29, 2012, 11:20 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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Re: 800 lb Paper Airplane?
« Reply #16 on: March 29, 2012, 11:35 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. :P

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Re: 800 lb Paper Airplane?
« Reply #17 on: March 30, 2012, 12:41 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.
-cranioscopical (March 29, 2012, 11:20 PM)

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

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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Re: 800 lb Paper Airplane?
« Reply #18 on: March 30, 2012, 03:33 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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Re: 800 lb Paper Airplane?
« Reply #19 on: March 30, 2012, 04:08 AM »
That would be nothing to sneeze at but it's a tissue of lies.
-cranioscopical (March 30, 2012, 03:33 AM)

That' snot what I was thinking, but then again, I know booger all.
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Re: 800 lb Paper Airplane?
« Reply #20 on: March 30, 2012, 09:36 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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Re: 800 lb Paper Airplane?
« Reply #21 on: April 01, 2012, 07:58 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.
-cranioscopical (March 30, 2012, 03:33 AM)

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.
-cranioscopical (March 30, 2012, 09:36 AM)

I think on this we are of a concorde


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Re: 800 lb Paper Airplane?
« Reply #22 on: April 01, 2012, 08:26 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!

I think on this we are of a concorde
That's the ticket!
 

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Re: 800 lb Paper Airplane?
« Reply #23 on: April 01, 2012, 09:00 PM »
You certainly know how to propel a thought, even when it's a draft idea. You're diving me up the wall!
-cranioscopical (April 01, 2012, 08:26 PM)

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

That's the ticket!

book 'im danno!


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Re: 800 lb Paper Airplane?
« Reply #24 on: April 01, 2012, 10:18 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  :o

book 'im danno!
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