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The History of Paper
The early Egyptians wrote on papyrus, a woody reed that grew in their marshlands. The reeds were pounded into long flat sheets that were rolled and read as scrolls, as early as 2700 BC. Papyrus, however, is not considered a true paper by the powers-that-be, a true paper being a composite of multiple materials.
Ts’ai Lun, of China, announced to the emperor of China, in 105 AD, that he had invented (true) paper, using mulberry and other barks, fish nets, hemp, and rags. Although silk had been used as Read the rest of this entry »
Paper Plane Design
Growing up I considered myself somewhat of an expert at making paper airplanes. It was a lot of fun. Sometimes, my friends and I found ourselves in trouble as a result of a paper airplane flying across the room during the middle of class – not exactly what the teacher had in mind as fun. We competed with each other on coming up with new designs from an 8.5 by 11 inch piece of paper. The plane could look good but if it didn’t go far when you threw it in the air – who cares?
Flying model planes is an expensive hobby but if you are willing to sacrifice your ego and forage for plastic parts then you could make yourself an inexpensive flying plane, which would not only be lightweight but also easy to repair.
Your SPAD will consists of various easily available plastic derivatives such as a PVC pipe, corrugated plastic sheets, which is used for making sign boards, HDPE blocks and glue to stick all of these together. In addition you will also require flat head self-threading metal head screws and some basic cutting tools. Your landing wheels Read the rest of this entry »
Paper Plane Design
Study hall can be a real torture chamber. The study hall monitor is usually some low level employee that likes nothing more than ruling the room with an iron fist. That’s where building paper airplanes comes in. If you do it right, you can fly your airplane all the way across study hall when the monitor’s back is turned and no one will know it was you.
Here’s a quick guide to making sturdy paper airplanes to launch in study hall or any other boring setting.
Selecting Your Paper