Paper Airplane World Records – How Far Can They Fly?
Among all the different kinds of paper airplanes, there are some who have set world records for their distances. One of these, Joe Ayoob, reportedly flew his paper airplane 226 feet, 10 inches! Another person, Takuo Toda, flew his paper airplane 29.2 seconds, proving that there are no limits to what a paper airplane can do!
Joe Ayoob’s 226 feet, 10 inches
During a recent event in Sacramento, California, Joe Ayoob broke a world record. He threw a paper plane that covered more than two hundred and twenty-six feet. The previous record had been 207 feet, four inches.
Ayoob has thrown the plane at many different places, including in practice events. He has also thrown it over the previous record several times. However, he’s still looking for a Guinness Book of World Records certification.
This record attempt took three years to achieve. The duo spent countless hours practicing. Collins worked on his designs for over a year, and Ayoob was more compatible with planes. He was also interested in achieving smoother acceleration.
During the event, the humidity increased as the heat worsened. Throughout the event, a few fans gathered to watch. There was also a professional live stream from Orbitz.
The event was sponsored by Orbitz. Ayoob and Collins were introduced by a video commentator. They were invited to try out for the Arizona Rattlers of the Arena Football League. They passed on the opportunity.
Takuo Toda’s 29.2 second flight
Several paper airplane enthusiasts have tried to set world records for the longest time flying a paper aircraft. Among the record holders are Takuo Toda and John Collins. In 2010, Toda broke the previous world record of Ken Blackburn, who had held the record for over 12 years.
In 2010, Toda’s signature paper aircraft flew for 29.2 seconds in Fukuyama City, Hiroshima, Japan. The flight was a world record, and he is still hoping to get backing from other countries to take another shot at a world record.
The plane had twin contra-rotating blades, which spun on the axles to provide lift. It was designed to teach students the mechanics of flight. Unlike other paper planes, Toda did not use glue. The paper was constructed from sugar cane fibres, but he did coat the paper with a special glass coating.
Takuo Toda has been a member of the International Paper Airplane Association and is the president of Castem company, which manufactures paper airplanes. He hopes to break the 30 second barrier someday.
Takuo Toda’s video showing how to fold the longest flying paper airplane
Earlier this month, Takuo Toda of Japan set a new paper airplane world record. His signature paper airplane soared above 66 feet in the air before landing a quarter of a mile away. The plane, which weighs only 10cm, was folded by hand from one sheet of paper.
Takuo Toda’s paper airplane was not the only record-breaker in the skies. In fact, nine out of the top ten longest glides have been set by Japanese. And he’s not the only one who’s folding and throwing a paper plane in less than seven seconds.
Another notable achievement was the creation of the first paper autogyro, a device that was inspired by a 1985 Science Magazine book. This was the first paper aircraft to be built with twin contra-rotating blades to provide lift.
While it’s not easy to construct a paper airplane, it’s possible. In fact, there are dozens of books and videos available on the subject. Among them are “The Ultimate Paper Airplane,” by Richard Kline, and “Advanced Paper Aircraft,” by Campbell Morris.
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The King’s Centre for Visualization in Science is a research center dedicated to improving global public understanding of science. John Collins, the “Paper Airplane Guy,” studied aerodynamics and origami, which are two important components of a paper airplane’s flight. The shape of the design is a big consideration, as is the type of paper the plane is made out of.