45-foot-long paper airplane soars over Arizona desert

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posted on Mar, 23 2012 @ 10:36 PM
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A 45-foot-long (14-meter-long) paper airplane successfully flew across the desert skies of Arizona -- albeit briefly. The model, which has a 24-foot wingspan, could be the world's largest paper plane, according to the Pima Air & Space Museum in Tucson, Ariz., which was responsible for the project. Dubbed Arturo's Desert Eagle after the inspiration behind the design -- 12-year-old Arturo Valderamo -- the 800-pound (363-kilogram) aircraft flew at 98 mph (158 kph) at an altitude of 2,703 feet (824 meters) after being towed into the sky by a helicopter Wednesday and then released. Read more: www.foxnews.com...




Now that's too funny that, and all because of a contest for kids. We should be doing things like this more often and then maybe we would have more kids that take an interest in science. Too this day I still make paper airplanes when I'm bored just to throw around, so I would've had a blast with this.





posted on Mar, 26 2012 @ 10:34 PM
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Here's a birds eye view from the paper airplane:



I'll bet the 12 year old that designed it is rather proud of himself...
edit on 26-3-2012 by isyeye because: (no reason given)





 
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