# What type of paper airplane flies the farthest science project?

## What type of paper airplane flies the farthest science project?

The copy paper flew the farthest the most out of all. It flew 23 inches,88 inches and 129 inches.

• The paper that flew the least was notebook. It flew 70 inches,23 inches and 42 inches.
• ### What is a good hypothesis for a paper airplane?

Hypothesis: The lighter paper airplane will fly the greatest distance because lighter material seems to stay in the air longer than heavier material.

#### Will a smaller paper airplane fly farther?

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.

What makes a paper plane fly faster?

Your hand is able to move more easily through the air at certain angles. The aerodynamics of a paper airplane will determine the distance and ease at which it flies. The aerodynamics of the plane will need to have little drag and be light enough to defy gravity. Paper airplanes also use the forces of lift and thrust.

How does drag affect a paper airplane?

As a paper plane moves through the air, the air pushes against the plane, slowing it down. This force is called drag. To think about drag, imagine you are in a moving car and you put your hand out the window. The force of the air pushing your hand back as you move forward is drag, also sometimes called air resistance.

## How do paper airplanes fly with flat wings?

How does a paper aeroplane fly with a flat wing? The answer is that it is not the shape of the aircraft wing that generates the lift. An aircraft wing generates lift due to the physical reactions of the wing surface coming into contact with the air as the wing moves through the air, deflecting air down.

### Who made the first paper airplane?

It is generally believed that the Chinese were the first to build Paper Airplanes and kites out of papyrus paper around 2000 years ago. Since the Chinese were early innovators and invented paper “as we know it today”, it follows that they would be among the first to find creative uses for the new substance.

#### Does temperature affect paper airplanes?

High air temperatures affect the physics of how aircraft fly, meaning aircraft takeoff performance can be impaired on hot days.