It was called Arturo’s Desert Eagle. And it flew, at up to 100 miles per hour, for just ten seconds. But it was long enough for the 45-foot long, 800-pound body to qualify as the world’s largest paper airplane. And the design for the airplane? That was inspired by 12-year-old Tucscon student Arturo Valdenegro’s design.
Valdenegro said that prior to the airplane’s launch last week, he was entertaining the idea of becoming an engineer. But after seeing his design soar over the Arizona desert, he’s all but certain he’s headed for a career in engineering now, the Los Angeles Times reported. The program was coordinated by the Pima Air and Space Museum.
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