Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Science & fun: 800-pound-paper airplane

800-pound paper airplane takes flight starts:

An 800-pound, 45-foot-long paper airplane with a 24-foot wingspan may be the largest paper airplane ever to glide across the sky. After being hoisted to a height of 2,703 feet by a helicopter last Wednesday, the plane was released and glided for an estimated 7-10 seconds, reaching speeds of close to 100 mph.

Here's a video of the flight:


Luke Holzmann said...

That looked more like "falling with style" than "flight" to me...


Henry Cate said...

Great line!