How does one throw an 800-pound paper airplane?


Surely the folks at the Pima Air and Space Museum in Arizona must have asked that question early on when they decided to build a paper airplane with a 45-foot wingspan. The plane was inspired by a smaller craft built earlier in the year by 12-year-old Tucson resident Arturo Valdenegro for an event at the museum.
The answer to the question above is, a helicopter. It towed the paper airplane to an altitude of 2,703 feet and let it go. The plane soared at a speed of 98 miles per hour. What an amazing site that must of been. Onboard cameras captured some of the wonder. Watch below.

Originally posted 2012-04-08 18:46:49. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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