Origami Airplane Captures New World Record | Aero-News Network
Aero-News Network
RSS icon RSS feed
podcast icon MP3 podcast
Subscribe Aero-News e-mail Newsletter Subscribe

Airborne Unlimited -- Recent Daily Episodes

Episode Date

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Airborne On ANN

Airborne 11.28.16

Airborne 11.29.16

Airborne 11.30.16

Airborne 12.01.16

Airborne 12.02.16

Airborne Hi-Def On YouTube

Airborne 11.28.16

Airborne 11.29.16

Airborne 11.30.16

Airborne 12.01.16

Airborne 12.02.16

Tue, Dec 29, 2009

Origami Airplane Captures New World Record

Japanese Engineer Gets Closer To 30-Second Goal

Takuo Toda ended his 10-trial run on Sunday less than 4 seconds from his goal of a full 30-second flight for a paper airplane.  The 10cm-long plane was flown in a Japan Airlines hangar near Haneda Airport in Tokyo, Japan.

Toda is the head of the Japan Origami Airplane Association and is well-known world-wide for his ability to fold paper aircraft.  The aircraft he flew Sunday followed traditional Japanese origami rules that require objects to be made from a single sheet of paper that is not cut or pasted.

The craft did not hit Toda's April World Record flight time of 27.9 seconds, but that plane included a piece of tape.  Although Guiness allows cellophane tape, Toda instead used a new design and left off the tradition-busting adhesive.  The 26.1-second flight was still wrote a record of its own as the longest flight of a paper-only aircraft.

Throwing the paper airplane correctly is critical to gaining altitude and achieving a long flight.  Toda suggests aiming upward to allow the airplane to gain altitude before circling slowly back to the ground.  Aiming away from nearby objects is also a good idea: impacts with aircraft parked in the JAL hangar ended two of Toda's best throws.

"I will get the 30-second record," Toda said. "It's just a matter of time."

Toda recently made headlines by proposing a paper aircraft that could survive reentry from space.  Plans for a 2009 launch to the International Space Station were put on hold while space agencies tried to determine how the aircraft would be tracked as they glided back to the ground.

FMI: www.GuinnessWorldRecords.com/

Advertisement

More News

Airborne 12.02.16: Stratos 714 1st Flt, TFR Politics, Airbus Job Cuts

Also: Female Skydive Record, ANN November Efforts, Dream Chaser, SecTrans Reax, FAA SAFO, Able Flight, Airline Group Grounded On November 21, the Stratos 714 very light jet took to>[...]

Here We Go Again -- ISS Resupply Mission Goes Astray

Russian Resupply Ship Experiences 'Anomaly' We've heard versions of this story before... but this time, its the Russians that are bemoaning their circumstances. The Russian space a>[...]

Airborne 12.01.16: New SecTrans, Trio NextGen Autopilot, WTO v Boeing

Also: Solar Flight, SAFE, Predator B, Delta Requires 'Civility', ISS-RapidScat, UPS Dispute, airBaltic CS300 President-elect Donald Trump has tapped Elaine Chao, the former Labor S>[...]

Airborne 12.02.16: Stratos 714 1st Flt, TFR Politics, Airbus Job Cuts

Also: Female Skydive Record, ANN November Efforts, Dream Chaser, SecTrans Reax, FAA SAFO, Able Flight, Airline Group Grounded On November 21, the Stratos 714 very light jet took to>[...]

ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (12.03.16)

Blue Angels Alumni Association The official website of the Blue Angels Alumni Association. The website offers a pictorial and written history of the Blue Angels through the many ai>[...]

blog comments powered by Disqus



Advertisement

Advertisement

Podcasts

Advertisement

© 2007 - 2016 Web Development & Design by Pauli Systems, LC