The Paper Desert Eagle

Measuring 13.7meters (45 feet) long with a wingspan of 7.3 meters (24 feet), the Desert Eagle is the World’s largest paper plane which made its first flight in Tucson, Arizona, USA.

The design of the Desert Eagle is based on the winning normal-sized paper airplane. It was created by a 12-year-old boy named Arturo Valdenegro who entered in the PIMA Air and Space Museum‘s fly-off competition. And when the Great Paper Airplane Project began, it adapted to its real-size by a group of experts.

The plane is composed of falcon board. It is a kind of corrugated cardboard and and weighs 362.9 kilograms (800 pounds). The great project team has decided to tow the Desert Eagle into the air by a helicopter. Released at the height of  2700 feet, the plane flew for about ten seconds. It reached a high speed of 161 km/h (100mph), and unfortunately made a crash landing as a result of stress on its tail.

You can watch the complete flight of the Desert Eagle below:

Source: Designboom

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