45 foot paper airplane

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  1. denverpilot

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    Jesus at Gizmodo lost all credibility this week.

    Here are some of his quotes regarding the "Human bird wings"

    I'm no longer reading any of his garbage.
     
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    Everyone gets fooled by something on the Internet eventually...
     
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    I made a 10 foot long paper airplane once. It was the most structurally sound design I own, done on really heavy cover stock, and it still flopped closed just after being launched from a balcony. If what the video shows is even close to being real, their definition of "paper" is probably quite a bit different than mine.

    Still a cool idea, though.
     
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    There's been a number of other " respectable" news groups reporting on it, so for the moment... I'm going with "true".

    The material looks very "cloth like". I wonder what other structure is underneath, too.
     
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    I noted a line of bolts and wondered the same thing- it appears to be a bit more than just paper.

    Besides- it's been done already :)
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