DIY World Champion Paper Plane

Saturday October 18, 2014 Written by Kane

John Collins, designer of the paper plane which broke the world record for distance in 2012, is not kidding when he calls himself the Paper Airplane Guy. And he wants to teach you how to turn a sheet of paper into something capable of gliding just under 70 metres, which – if we’re making aeronautic comparisons – is the length of a Boeing 747.

You may not have a folding bone handy to nail those creases, and it’s possible Collins is witholding how to really finesse the dihedral angle of the plane’s wing span (those secrets are inside his book The New World Champion Paper Airplane Book), but even without those adjustments this thing’s going to outperform anything you once lobbed at a teacher’s head in your youth.