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12-Year-Old Designs Record-Setting 45-Foot Paper Airplane That Actually Flies

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By HVvids on March 22, 2012


Look, up in the sky: It’s a bird, it’s a plane … 

Wow, it actually is a plane — and made entirely of paper. Arturo’s Desert Eagle, designed by seventh-grader Arturo Valdenegro in a program sponsored by the Pima Air & Space Museum, was lifted by helicopter and flown to 4,000 feet over the Arizona desert, then launched. Check it out.

The Desert Eagle flew for eight seconds before crashing. It was the second attempt following a failed launch in the early morning and several hours of repairs. Arturo tells Arizona Public Media he’s already an aspiring engineer and has been building paper sculptures since age 6.

Now he’s got a record under his belt.

 


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