Thursday, November 17, 2005

Paper airplanes: categories

In this post, I'm going to write the most common categories in which paper airplanes are divided. Those are:
  • Gliders: Those paper airplanes usually have a long wingspan. You just throw them gently and they glide smoothly for a good distance and flight duration.
  • Darts: Those paper airplanes can be thrown with a lot of strength. They fly fast and can fly for a long distance. However, they don't stay aloft for too long.
  • Others: There might be paper airplanes that combine characteristics of both categories. You canthrow them hard or gently and will fly well either way.
Also, if you attempt to make the compact paper airplane, be careful because it's hard to make it fly well. Add a paperclip for stability, and follow the instructions on the "Adjusting your paper airplane" posts.