Mass Production of Paper Airplanes

“Experiences with a Hands-on Activity to Contrast Craft Production and Mass Production in the Classroom,” Timothy W. Simpson, International Journal of Engineering Education, vol. 19, no. 2, 2003, pp. 297–304. The author, at Pennsylvania State University, reports [AIR 16:1]: “This activity provides a simple, yet dramatic, approach to demonstrate the benefits and drawbacks of craft […]

Paper Plane Propelled by Laser Driven Exotic Target

“Microairplane Propelled by Laser Driven Exotic Target,” T. Yabe, C. Phipps, M. Yamaguchi, R. Nakagawa, K. Aoki, H. Mine, Y. Ogata, C. Baasandash, M. Nakagawa, E. Fujiwara, K. Yoshida, A. Nishiguchi, and I. Kajiwara, Applied Physics Letters, vol. 80, no. 23, June 10, 2002. The authors, at Tokyo Institute of Technology, report [AIR 16:1]:

Paper Airplanes in Water

“On the Aerodynamics of Paper Airplanes,” Ng Bing Feng, Kng Qiao Mei, Pey Yin Yin, and Jörg U. Schlüter, 27th American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Applied Aerodynamics Conference, June 2009, San Antonio, Texas. The authors, at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, report [AIR 16:1]: “The design of Micro Air Vehicles is challenging since the aerodynamic […]