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Donations - Please can anyone help?
AIM - The association is: -
HOW - By joining together through suitable means
other like-minded bodies, and by encouraging the young and old to
work together in one of the simplest and fastest gratifying form
of aerospace technology: "paper aircraft". Unfortunately the idea
that paper aircraft are simple to build
There have been many
books written about the Wright brothers, so we can all see the type
of aircraft they flew, how long it flew for, and how high it went.
All the information that we would like to have is there for
us to read. However the same cannot
be said for paper aircraft.
The Chinese stand the best chance of being the first inventors of the paper aircraft, but what we do not know is when. They were the first to use paper and were major kite builders and flyers many hundreds of years ago.
One factor that puts the Chinese as hot favourites is that a large number of kites have the same basic shape as paper aircraft. Paper Aircraft will actually fly like kites if rigged in the correct way; all you need is a little sewing cotton, some tape and a long paper tail.
The earliest historical
fact I have discovered, was in a wonderful old book called "The
Great International Paper Airplane Book" which referred to
a "Capt. Fear God Bascomb", who is reputed to have brought
the first known pad of lined 8˝" x 11" paper all
the way from China on 1st May 1743.
"What did the first ever paper aircraft look like?"
If anyone in the world
reading this page finds out anything about
Let’s all enjoy our Paper Aircraft
Andy has written a book called
"Flying Paper Airplanes". You can order this book
from "Barnes & Noble" web site. (see the link above)
"GUINNESS BOOK OF RECORDS RULES"
DISTANCE Current record: 193 feet/58.83 meters.
LARGEST WINGSPAN Current record: 40 feet 6 inches.
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