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45 Foot Paper Airplane Soars Through The Desert Skies

Posted by Alex on March 23, 2012 at 4:30 PM



A massive 14 meter (45ft) airplane has soared through the desert skies of Arizona. The airplane which has an eight meter wingspan may be the world’s largest paper airplane. That’s correct, a large 14 meter paper-airplane flew across Arizona.

 

This project was led by the Pima Air & Space Museum in Tucson, AZ. This project began and was inspired back in January when a contest was launched to see who could create a paper airplane that would fly the furthest. The plane is dubbed Arturo’s Desert Eagle, which was inspired by 12 year old Arturo Valderamo.

 

Because Arturo’s design won the competition, the museum’s eager engineers worked on recreating a bigger version of the plane. The 800 pound aircraft flew at 98 mph at an altitude of 824 meters (2703ft) after it was lifted into the sky by a helicopter and released. The director of the Pima Air & Space Museum said, "The arresting visual of the paper airplane in flight rekindled the childhood creativity in all of us." The plane will be put on display later this spring.

Categories: Stories/Topics, Places & Nature, Amazing

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