Paper plane that flies forever

Discussion in 'Architecture & Engineering' started by Magical Realist, Jun 26, 2014.

  1. Magical Realist Valued Senior Member

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  3. sideshowbob Sorry, wrong number. Valued Senior Member

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    Fake? The circles seem much too regular. Paper airplanes are susceptible to any tiny air currents.
     
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  5. Magical Realist Valued Senior Member

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    I can't tell if it's fake or not. Some comments said it's totally in line with the laws of physics. But maybe not. 4 rising heat currents must be resulting in SOME turbulence.
     
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  7. sideshowbob Sorry, wrong number. Valued Senior Member

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    In principle, it should work, I think. A glider can stay aloft almost indefinitely but it requires a pretty good pilot. It's hard to accept that a paper airplane could do it with no adjustment in the controls. And the video looks a bit too much like a loop to suit me.
     
  8. cosmictraveler Be kind to yourself always. Valued Senior Member

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    It only flew about one minute or so, that wasn't much and I'd agree it does look like a loop that was edited. Another thing since the stove was turned off the heat wouldn't affect the lift of the plane for much time either.
     
  9. Russ_Watters Not a Trump supporter... Valued Senior Member

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    I would say that since it isn't flying in the thermal, it is a hoax.
     

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