Check out the gallery for pics from the latest test flight with a 15-foot paper airplane. It produced some surprising and helpful results. In fact, we learned so much while building the largest paper airplane ever to take flight that we realized we have to delay the launch date by a couple weeks. It’s unfortunate, but we want to make sure we get this thing done right, so when we launch it, it actually flies.
Using the findings from the tests, the Build Team has started to build the 45-foot plane. There will be more tests in the coming weeks. However, they now know the fabrication process they’ll employ to ensure structural integrity upon landing (after several painful landings with the poor old 15-foot plane). They also found that the plane was stable at speeds up to 60 knots (69 mph). We think that sounds pretty fast. So we’re checking to make sure the Tucson Police aren’t planning some sort of giant paper sky cop to hand out speeding tickets. So far so good.