What is the longest distance a paper plane has ever flown?
226 feet, 10 inches
The world record for the longest throw of a paper plane has been broken. Joe Ayoob launches a drawing by John Collins, officially breaking the world record of 19 feet 6 inches. The new world record, once verified by Guinness, will be 69.14 meters (226 feet, 10 inches).
What type of paper makes the best paper airplane?
We recommend using 80-100 GSM. Paper weight is measured in GSM (grams per square meter), which means if you take a square sheet of paper, one meter long and one meter wide, that is its weight. Normal printing paper is 80-90 GSM, so a single sheet (of both paper sizes) weighs around 5 grams.
How does weight affect flight?
As the weight increases on an aircraft, it must fly at a higher angle of attack to produce more lift, opposing the increased weight of the aircraft. This increases both the induced drag created by the wings and the overall parasitic drag on the aircraft.
How many feet can a paper plane fly?
His paper plane flew 226 feet 10 inches. This broke the old record of 19 feet 6 inches! Will you be the next to break the record? People are always making improvements to paper airplanes. Do you have your favorite way to fold a paper airplane? Perhaps you could help us improve our methods!
What is the world record for a paper airplane?
On February 28, 2012, former college quarterback Joe Ayoob set the world record for the longest paper airplane flight. His paper plane flew 226 feet 10 inches.
How do you make a paper plane out of paper?
Fold the paper in half so that the creases are inside the outline. Now turn the plane 90 degrees and create the wings by folding the sides outward from about 1.5 inches from the base of the plane. Alright, now you should have your first paper plane.
What makes a paper plane go so fast?
The long wings allow the paper plane to travel longer distances in the air, but they cannot withstand rapid launches. Optimize the flight time of long wing planes by gently launching them from as high as possible. Bend the wings so they form a dihedral angle.