# Paper Airplanes

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Research Paper Question: Which paper airplane design fly the farthest? Hypothesis: If I throw the Nakamura Lock then it will fly the farthest. Variables Manipulated: Plane design Responding: How far the plane goes Controlling: The way I throw and the paper itself Materials: 3 pieces of copy paper, Metric ruler, tape, and a pencil Procedures 1. Fold each airplane 2. Get a highpoint and mark your throwing point with the tape 3. Put the plane at a 45 degree angle and release with much power 4. Measure the planes distance with the metric ruler 5. Mark it down on my chart then repeat steps 1-3 until done Conclusion My hypothesis was incorrect. The phoenix flew the farthest in most of my attempts. There is always human error in investigations. For example, I could have made an imperfect fold and thrown it in an awkwardly manner. I would like to investigate the duration of time it takes the airplane. It applies to the real world because paper airplanes have become a trend to the youth. Most children would like to have the “best” paper airplane. Research Most full size planes have wings, a tail, and a body that holds the pilot and passengers. Most paper airplanes have just a wing and fold of paper on the bottom that you hold when you throw the plane. The main reason why paper airplanes look different than real planes is to allow the paper airplane constructor to make a plane as easily and quickly as possible. The simplest airplane is the flying wing, and that's what most paper airplanes are. Also, many features of a real airplane permit functions that a paper airplane simply doesn’t need. For example, the flaps, which are the control surfaces on the edge of the wing, allow the plane to take off and land slower. With a paper airplane, these functions are obviously not needed. People have asked is weight important for paper airplanes.