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World Record For Paper Plane Flight

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By Luke Ward
2016-06-10T00:09:52+00:00 Categories: Bizarre|Tags: , |

A Japanese engineer called Takuo Toda has officially set the world record for the longest flight for a paper airplane, keeping his design in the air for 27.9 seconds. It was made from a single sheet of folded paper with no cuts; his design was 10cm from top to bottom.

Takuo Toda is the head of ‘Japan Origami Airplane Association’, he managed to achieve this world record by folding a space shuttle-shaped paper plane. He explained that this achievement was only the first step in his aim of launching a paper plane from space.

“If it is proven that a paper plane can re-enter the Earth’s atmosphere and glide back down safely then the scientific community could gain very valuable data about aerodynamics,” said Mr Toda says. “That knowledge could even lead to improvements in the design of spacecraft in the future as it would prove that even ultra-light materials are able to withstand the demands of the upper atmosphere.”

Well I’m not sure about you, but I think this is extremely cool!

2016-06-10T00:09:52+00:00 Categories: Bizarre|Tags: , |
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    Jamie B Bad 21st July 2009 at 5:33 pm - Reply

    Oh no. Now Japan not only makes better cars than the U.S. but they have better paper airplanes too. We are doomed.

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    Rob 26th May 2009 at 12:39 pm - Reply

    Japanese people are very creative, i like the way they think about recycling materials, no wonder why Japanese is one of the best country in Asia.

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    Adrian 26th May 2009 at 10:59 am - Reply

    Americans and japanese are very innnovative people. They can spend time figuring out anything!

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    Darmawan 26th May 2009 at 9:53 am - Reply

    How can a paper plane pass through the atmosphere? I’m very curious about this invention.

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    kareeza 24th May 2009 at 10:07 pm - Reply

    Wow…unique record, can the paper air plane fly back to it’s owner like boomerang??? It will be more interesting if it can like that, he may be will get double record.

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    Anonymous Guru 21st May 2009 at 4:38 am - Reply

    Things that make you go hmmmmmm

    Lets see what a paper airplane looks like while travelling at 19,000 mph. If the shuttle itself could be slowed to gliding speed before entry no need for the test. Fact is the paper airplane would not have enough weight to even enter the atmosphere, it would simply be deflected away to become space trash. He is a real Scientist?

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