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well not really it up to you power in your trow it you trow it light the lighter paper airplane will will but if you trow hard enough the heaver one will go farther because it has more build in

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Q: Does a lighter paper airplane go further than a heavier paper airplane?
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Does lighter paper fly farther that heavier paper?

Heavy paper flys the farthest and the light paper flys the least , because the heavier paper has more inertia thus making them fly further.

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Does heavier paper fly farther than lighter paper airplanes?


Does a heavier paper plane fly further than a lighter paper plane?

Not necessarily; the range of a paper aircraft can be effected by more than just size, weight and speed.

Which flies paper airplane or foil airplane?

Paper, because it is much lighter, and a foil airplane will take up much more mass.

Does the weight of the piece of paper effect how a paper airplane flies?

The lighter the easier it is for gravity to push it down. The heavier the harder it is to push it down . Everything thing that comes up must go down but the lighter it is the faster it comes down.

What flies farther a paper airplane or an aluminum airplane?

paper i think paper i think it's paper it's way lighter than aluminum so it will go farther

Does the type of paper airplane affect how far it goes?

the lighter the paper the easier the lift.Heavey paper will drop quicker.

Which paper airplane flies further the dart or the custom?


Why does a heavier paper airplane fly further than a lighter paper airplane?

The answer to this question is a matter of some fairly simple physics which I will try to explain to you. First, you need to understand that most paper airplanes are not really airplanes. Airplanes fly because the shape of the wing produces lift; paper airplanes mostly fly as projectiles, meaning that they fly because you throw them. The first reason that the lighter airplane might not fly as far is in the design. Typically, the lighter paper airplane will have larger wings, and therefore, more drag. Since it is virtually impossible to make the paper airplane perfectly symmetrical, one of the wings has more drag which causes the airplane to spin and crash short of its maximum possible distance. The second reason is also related to the design. If you have a light airplane with more drag and a heavy airplane with less drag, the heavy airplane can fly much more easily. This is because the heavier airplane has less drag as well as more momentum to "push" through the air. On this note, a piece of paper crumpled into a ball will fly further than most paper airplanes I have seen just because is has lots of mass for the level of drag it induces. The crumpled piece of paper also will probably fly much straighter that the paper airplane too, just because it is fairly uniform in shape. At this point, we are completely ignoring lift; but at such a small scale with such light material, it works better that way due to the reasons above. Of course, if you put engines and control surfaces on the paper structure, you change the game entirely. Now it has to fly with lift instead of as a projectile otherwise it will crash because it has no control. This explains why real airplanes are not just big balls of metal.

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Will a crumbled up airplane fly further then a regular paper airplane?

No , a crumpled up airplane will have problems with the air not flowing smoothly across the wings .

Why would a paper airplane go further than another?

beacause it has air loaded

Does the density of paper affect the flight of a paper airplane?

The heavier weight of a thicker paper will affect the range of the flight, and different folding characteristics and stiffness will affect the aerodynamics.

How does the weight of paper affect how far a paper airplane will fly?

Generally and theoretically speaking, it all depends on Gravity, since the weight (not the mass) of an object determines how fast it will fall. Thus it is general knowledge to say that the heavier the weight of the paper, the shorter the flight path. The lighter the weight of the paper, the longer the airplane will stay in the air. Of course, this also is highly dependent on the aerodynamic integrity of the paper airplane itself and how it is shaped and made to fly. A poorly built or folded paper airplane has a far shorter flight-path or no flight-path than one that is well built and/or folded, regardless of the weight of paper being used.

How far can a paper airplane go when thrown?

It depends on how you throw your paper airplane. Also how you make to paper airplane.

How does the mass of the paper airplane affect how far it flies?

A paper airplane is affected by gravity, in proportion to its mass. The paper airplane will only stay aloft as long as the lift (upward force) is greater than or equal to the force of gravity (downward), plus the time it takes to fall to the ground. Thus, for the same amount of lift, a lighter airplane will fly farther.

Does a hole affect a paper airplane?

The effect of a hole on a paper airplane would depend on the type of paper airplane the hole is on, and where it is on the aircraft.

Dose the size of a paper airplane depend on how far they go?

the longer a paper air plane gets up until 13in the further it flys.

What paper airplane is the best?

That depends on what you want it to do. There is no best real airplane, much less a paper airplane.

Is cardstock paper heavier then construction paper?

Yes, cardstock is heavier and denser than construction paper.

Is cloth heavier than paper?

Cloth can be heavier then paper. It depends on how thick the cloth is and how thick the paper is.

How far can a paper airplane can glide?

The range of a paper airplane varies by model.

What paper airplane goes farther notebook paper construction paper copy paper?

i think the construction paper airplane will fly farther

Did Leonardo da vinci invent the paper airplane?

No, Leo did not invent the paper airplane.