# Which paper airplane flies the farthest?

## Which paper airplane flies the farthest?

In 2012, Collins set the world record for the farthest flight by a paper aircraft. Thrown by football player Joe Ayoob, the glider, named “Suzanne,” after Collins’ wife, flew 226 feet, 10 inches (69.14 meters) before gracefully making its way into history.

### How do you make a paper airplane that flies far and straight and fast?

Paper airplane that flies far and straight Flying Technique:

1. Hold the Plane behind the centre of the plane’s gravity centre.
2. Keep your left foot slightly forward and launch it in 30 – 40 degrees angle, throw it steadily with a medium force.
3. Try different angles and forces now!

#### Does heavier paper airplane fly farther?

Changing Mass In the same way a rock that is thrown pushes its way through the air as compared to a cotton ball, a paper airplane with more mass flies faster and farther than a paper plane with less mass, up to a point. If the mass is too great, the wings can’t hold the plane in the air.

What type of paper makes the best paper airplane?

For best flight conditions on paper airplanes the paper surface should be smooth but not have a “sticky” coating. The Embassy “Fine Paper” series including the parchment look do make pretty good airplanes. The Riverside “Parchment” paper is also OK.

What is the best long distance paper airplane?

The longest distance flown by the paper airplane is 193 feet (58.82 m). It was performed by Tony Fletchin Wisconsin, US on May 21, 1985. The longest wingspan is 40 ft 10in (1.97 m).

## What causes the flight of paper airplanes?

Aerodynamics. What makes a paper airplane fly?

• Drag and Gravity. Planes that push a lot of air,like your hand did when it was facing the side,are said to have a lot of “drag,” or resistance,…
• Thrust and Lift. “Thrust” and “lift” are two other forces that help your plane make a long flight.
• The Four Forces in Balance.
• ### What effects the flight of a paper airplane?

How Drag affects the flight of a paper airplane. The weight also will cause your paper plane to land. The act of the Earth’s gravity pulling on the plane is the force of the weight. When you send your next plane on its journey, remember that the force, thrust, lift and weight will all affect the performance and distance of your planes flight.

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