Old Guinness Records (2003): Longest Distance Flown by a Paper Aircraft


The video shows the same flight from three different angles for the Record Guinness for The Longest Distance Flown by a Paper Aircraft Launched Indoors from the Ground. The video is a recording of the previous world record. The plane flew 207 feet, 4 inches (63.19m), and was thrown by Stephen Kreiger in an aircraft hangar in Moses Lake, Washington, in September 2003.

The Airplane was named “Sorolach” and here I will write some of its history
“By Stephen Kreiger. The Sorolach is really more like a paper arrow or javelin than an airplane, and that is why it flies so far. Why build a glider when you could have a missile? You have probably seen more than one plane with this same idea behind its design, so what makes Sorolach so different that it holds the world record? The key: get that paper into the nose!! One important rule when building any type of aircraft is that more weight in the nose increases stability.
World Record Paper Airplane Flight
In the case of paper airplanes, you have probably seen that adding a paper clip or two to the nose increases the speed at which your plane flies. This extra weight also allows you to throw your plane harder because you have decreased the lift-to-weight ratio. Now you might be thinking, “So if adding a paper clip to the nose makes a paper airplane go farther, why not put a dozen or so of the things on there and hurl it like a baseball?” Well, Guinness must have thought of that too because paper clips or any other weights are forbidden in their rules.”
The Sorolach, the “Leaping Flame” breaking the previously held record (193 feet | 58.82m) set by TONY FLETCH of Wisconsin, USA at the La Crosse Centre on May 21, 1985.

The actual Guinness World Record flight for “longest indoor distance flown by a paper airplane” was set On Feb. 26 – 2012, by Joe Ayoob threw a paper airplane that soared almost the entire length of a hangar at McLellan Air Force Base near Sacramento, Calif. The fold piece of paper covered a distance of 226 feet, 10 inches, or three-fourths of the length of a football field.

Originally posted 2013-05-16 02:52:05. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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