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post #1 of (permalink) Old 12-14-2005, 01:37 PM Thread Starter
 
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O/T Best paper airplane design.

OK my son and I were talking and looking in the best paper airplane design. He's working on a Science project and looking for ideas to test. We are looking for best glide rate.

We googled a lot but I think there might be a jewel out there no one is talking about.

The weirdest one he made is a ring shaped one. Flies great and stable but I couldn't explain how it flies and he has too if he uses it.

We're OK with air foil shapes angle of attack and that stuff like that thanks to NASA Fiol sim program but that ring has me beat.

So if you have any secrets plans, we'll build it and test it. He even wan'ts to build a windtunnel for testing. Looks like I'll never get that one piece axle done...
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Re: O/T Best paper airplane design.

And the URL is?
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Re: O/T Best paper airplane design.

I think I know the ring shapped one you mentioned. Two rings front and rear connected by a rolled piece of paper at the bottom like a straw. We had an Airplane competition put on by a teacher when I was in high school. after everyone was done, he brought that out as his and won... WHAT A CHEAT!
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Re: O/T Best paper airplane design.

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And the URL is?

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http://www.zurqui.co.cr/crinfocus/paper/airplane.html

for the ring:
http://www.shelterpub.com/_propeller/space.html


and..
well just google to find more [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]
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Re: O/T Best paper airplane design.

Actually... that's not what i saw. it was more like this:
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Re: O/T Best paper airplane design.

Aerodynamically, it's almost the same, except for a larger air foil.
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Re: O/T Best paper airplane design.

I had to make a paper airplane for a junior high science class. Mine flew like a cinder block. It was a national contest and a few years later I was at the Air and Space Museum in D.C. and the winners were displayed. I was very surprised to see one was a classmate of mine. His secret was that he used onion paper (that crinkly yellow paper). Sorry I don't have any more info, but good luck and let us know how it turns out.
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Re: O/T Best paper airplane design.

This is the one I've been making ever since junior high. I decided I wasn't going to bother finding it online and just made one and took pictures as I did. So here's a whole step by step in photo's. I like this plane.
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Re: O/T Best paper airplane design.

why not use paper and mayb balsa wood to construct and actual plane with a fuselage and wings. or does it have to be using just a sheet of paper. with a real plane you could demonstrate how the wings create lift.
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Re: O/T Best paper airplane design.

He wants to do it with paper. I offered to let him use any of my planes but he wants to do his own thing.
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