# Often asked: Which Paper Airplane Flies The Farthest Science Project?

## Which paper airplane flies the farthest?

In 2012, Collins set the world record for the farthest flight by a paper aircraft. Thrown by football player Joe Ayoob, the glider, named “Suzanne,” after Collins’ wife, flew 226 feet, 10 inches (69.14 meters) before gracefully making its way into history.

## Why do longer paper airplanes fly farther?

The long paper airplane flew farther than the wide paper airplane because it cut through the air and reduced air resistance. The wide paper airplane flew worse because it had more wind resistance because the wingspan caught the air more.

## Do heavier paper airplanes fly farther?

If the weight of paper affects how far the airplane goes, then the heaviest type of paper will go the farthest distance.

## What is the best material to make a paper airplane out of?

Lighter paper may be better (less weight will allow easier climb for the plane) but the shortcoming is the lower stiffness you get. Heavier paper is more durable, but the extra weight is a burden on the small engine and could reduce flight times.

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## Does the size of a paper airplane affect the distance?

The size and shape of its wings, particularly the main wing, affects its performance. A lightweight plane with large wings glides well but travels slowly, while heavier planes with smaller wings travel more quickly and cover larger distances.

## Can the amount of thrust change how far a paper airplane will travel?

The forces that allow a paper plane to fly are the same ones that apply to real airplanes. All of these forces (thrust, lift, drag and gravity) affect how well a given paper plane’s voyage goes. In this activity you will increase how much drag a paper plane experiences and see if this changes how far the plane flies.

## How do you make a paper airplane go faster?

How to Make the Fastest Paper Airplane

1. Step 1: Fold in Half. This is an easy step.
2. Step 2: Fold the Cockpit.
3. Step 3: Fold the Cockpit Down.
4. Step 4: Fold the 2nd Cockpit.
5. Step 5: Make the First Folds of the Wings.
6. Step 6: The Second Folds of the Wings.
7. Step 7: Ready for Takeoff!
8. Step 8: Bonus Step.

## How does adding paper clips to a paper airplane affect its flight?

How does adding paper clips to a paper airplane affect its flight distance? If paper clips are added to the wings of the airplane, then the airplane flight distance will decrease because the plane will weigh more and not fly as far.

## Is cardstock good for paper airplanes?

If you fly a paper airplane made of card stock then it will fly further then a paper plane made of printer paper because card stock is sturdier.