P1_6 Paper Planes - Long-Haul Flight

Ashley Back, Benjamin Hall, Gregory Brown, Stuart Turner



This article analyses key factors in the design of a paper aeroplane and its flight dynamics that result in large flight times. The theoretical maximum height of the flight is found to be 33 m and the lift coefficient is estimated as 0.06 (s^2)/m. The key factors for extended flight are maximum wing area, high launch speed and minimum paper weight.

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