(And not the A4 size common in the UK and elsewhere. http://betweenborders.com/wordsmithing/a4-vs-us-letter/)
I remember the frustration as kid getting a book of designs from the US and having none of them work quite right.
"Not quite right" means even more fun. We used a non-standard paper format, the resulting planes were a little bit different than shown and this made them unique.
Sounds like when I attempt a 1000 piece puzzle. It doesn't always have to match the box!
The US does not use Imperial. It uses US Customary.
This differs from Imperial in many ways especially for volume measure. And of course Imperial is not a standard.
I've been searching the internet for a website that ranks paper planes both difficulty AND purpose. You just saved me a lot of time. On behalf of the girls in my club: thank you!
The world record paper airplane flight is just a straight up rectangle haha.
Haha, that makes sense though since it optimizes for maximum surface area resisting descent.
Do you plan on doing something like that with your website?
I remember playing this with my dad and having it installed for a birthday party. Fun times.
I applaud you for not recommending this site in the first take. But it seems like you should have more support, adblockers being the first line of defense.
Thank you for teaching, by the way. I feel teachers need the same thanks that we so commonly give soldiers and first responders. You are truly on the front line, and we all appreciate you.
Maybe, but in general that boat sailed in 1989: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Channel_One_News
Chances of being prosecuted for use are roughly zero.
Lawful educational use is highly restricted in the UK, but there are few prosecutions. For example if you show TV broadcasts you have to have both music licenses (as well as the TV license) to cover you for when they play music on the show (or in the adverts!).
I hope this HN bump has been good for Fold N Fly!
looks like they are hiring.
Haha. Way back in my 2nd year at university (1985!), these were all the rage. Myself and a couple of friends made a giant version out of 6 university calendars. It had a diameter of about 40-50cm. We launched it one day (when the lecturer was facing the board) from the back of a math lecture. The slope of the lecture hall was a gentle 20 degrees, slowly tapering off towards the front. Initially it cleared people's heads with a few cm to spare, then about halfway it was clearing the backs of chairs - fortunately there were quite a few rows from the middle to the front with no one in them - until it finally found the back of some poor guy's head sitting in the 1st or 2nd row. The ring clunked him square and he ended up wearing it. We all exploded in laughter. It wasn't aimed at him mind - he was just in the wrong spot at the wrong time. I still smile when I think of that (does that make me a bad person?).
EDIT: got the year wrong (memory is fading...)
The other was a plane made with a drinking straw and two paper rings. It always flew really far also!
You might already be aware, but when toggling some of the tag filters, mixed in with the normal square images, I get several empty squares that don't link to anything.
Anyway, happy folding!
Also is missing the most important thing. A video of the plane flying.
Time to pick up a few more.