The Curiosity Project
STEMingBoredom 29: world record paper planes
There are paper darts (which fly for a metre or two and then crash) and there are paper planes. Paper planes are proper pieces of engineering – which is what we are all about.
Would you believe that there’s a design on paper plane that holds the world record for the longest flight at 69.14 metres – and that’s seven times longer than a London double decker bus, and nearly as long as one of our mammoth wind turbine blades being manufactured in Hull.
How to do it:
Siemens is great at many things – wind turbines being just one that we could mention – but we’ve never tried to create a world record breaking paper plane. So, we’re going to hand you over to someone who has.
Simply follow the instructions in this video of the design from world record holder John Collins:
Devise your own completely original design that can fly more than 3 metres.