1 of 1
800 pounds of paper airplane
Posted: 08 April 2012 11:10 PM   [ Ignore ]
Five Star Member
Avatar
RankRankRankRankRank
Total Posts:  61098
Joined  2005-04-14

Or about 363 kilograms.  wink  Watch it soar and glide along, with its built-in camera!

http://www.cnn.com/video/?hpt=hp_c2#/video/living/2012/03/23/bts-biggest-paper-airplane.pima-air

 Signature 

“If any man wish to write in a clear style, let him be first clear in his thoughts.”

Profile
 
 
Posted: 09 April 2012 06:42 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
Five Star Member
Avatar
RankRankRankRankRank
Total Posts:  2892
Joined  2005-06-15
Accipiter - 08 April 2012 11:10 PM

Or about 363 kilograms.  wink  Watch it soar and glide along, with its built-in camera!

http://www.cnn.com/video/?hpt=hp_c2#/video/living/2012/03/23/bts-biggest-paper-airplane.pima-air

I never get the right video when I click on these CNN links. Is it because I’m in Australia and the link points to a CNN url in the US?

 Signature 

I’m not some ordinary moron.
I’m an Oxy-Moron!

Mental Giant: A very tall person who is more than slightly confused.

Profile
 
 
Posted: 09 April 2012 12:57 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
Five Star Member
Avatar
RankRankRankRankRank
Total Posts:  61098
Joined  2005-04-14

Or it is because the brilliant people at CNN decided to get rid of the previous video, and to replace it with one where they all talk about how wonderful and amazing the paper airplane’s flight was without bothering to actually show the flight.  Because when you watch a video about such a thing, it’s not as though you want to actually see anything, right?  I’ll have to look around for a better video when I get back from work again.

EDIT:  Okay, here is a YouTube video that shows the actual flight.  Though it’s less of a flight, really, and more of a 45° downward glide.

 Signature 

“If any man wish to write in a clear style, let him be first clear in his thoughts.”

Profile
 
 
   
1 of 1