Thursday, November 24, 2005

Something for "those" days in work

[Via Boing Boing] here's something for those days when no matter how hard you try no work gets done.

How to make the perfect paper airplane:

  • The nose must be heavy to ensure stable flight. A paper clip on the nose should allow the plane to fly further
  • If the plane tends to nose-dive because of the heavy nose, bend the back edge of the wings upwards slightly
  • The centre of gravity should be towards the front to prevent the plane from stalling
  • The wings should be angled upwards to give the plane a slight "“Y"” shape when viewed from the front
  • Winglets added to the edge of the wings will reduce drag
  • Check for symmetry by looking down the nose of the plane and refold it if necessary. It will not fly smoothly if it is not entirely symmetrical
  • Be patient and make small adjustments rather than radical changes to the basic design

I'm off to the stationary cupboard to get a ream of printer paper...

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