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May 02, 2014

Weekend Project: Make a Paper Airplane that Flies Forever

A little science-y paper craft project to give a shot this weekend (or to goof off at work on a Friday): a perpetually flying airplane.   The Smithsonian Air and Space blog offers this template and instructions to make a walkalong glider, " walkalong glider is a type of model plane that's kept aloft, theoretically indefinitely, by someone walking along with it as it flies, generating rising air using a piece of cardboard, paddle, or even your body."

The project comes from the new book How to Build a Hovercraft: Air Cannons, Magnet Motors, and 25 Other Amazing DIY Science Projects by Stephen Voltz and Fritz Grobe (Chronicle Books, 2013). 

Get the tutorial and template at Air and Space: The Paper Airplane That Flies Forever 
[via link and quote from BoingBoing]

 

 

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