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The 800 lb gorilla of paper airplanes is... 800 lbs. :D

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.

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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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Boys and their toys! ;D

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".

Or is there another reason why they haven't videod the "flight".
-nudone (March 27, 2012, 02:47 AM)
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It's not easy, tracing paper.

It's not easy, tracing paper.-cranioscopical (March 27, 2012, 01:50 PM)
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it might have been easier if they'd used graph paper

Are you sure that the plane was Legal?


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