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Paper Airplane Contest 7 (Closed) Answered

To spur more paper airplane posts, I have decided to host a seventh paper airplane contest, (PAC7). Hopefully this contest will encourage more people to submit their innovative paper airplanes for all to see.

For this contest, the specifications are for an advanced stunt plane.


1. Aircraft Requirements:
• Ability to perform a loop, wingover and/or a half Cuban eight
• A ground range of at least 25 feet (7.62 meters) and an air range of at least 30 feet (9.144 meters)
• Durability to fly at least 20 flights
• Use of less than 10 inches (0.254 meters) of tape in construction
• Use of less than 3 pieces of 8.5 by 11 inch (A4) paper in construction
• Aircraft must be named

2. Instructable Requirements:
• 1 page (not the intro page) strictly devoted to materials required in construction
• 1 page explaining how to fly the aircraft
• The instructable's license must be: "Attribution Non-commercial Share Alike (by-nc-sa)"
• This sentence and link must be displayed on your entry's intro page:
“This instructable is an entry in Paper Airplane Contest 7 (https://www.instructables.com/community/Paper-Airplane-Contest-7/).”

For this contest I will award the publishers of the top 5 performing paper airplanes* one patch each. Each patch will feature its respective aircraft, rather than medals. The first place winner will also receive a 3 month Instructables.com Pro membership if his/her plane meets or exceeds all specifications.

*Multiple entries are allowed. To keep the distribution of patches wide however, each entrant can only win one patch.

How to Enter:
To enter this contest, you must send me a private message entitled “My PAC7 Paper Airplane [Your Member Name Here]” with your instructable's URL included. I will then put the link and author's name onto a list on this topic under "Entries".

I have decided that I will judge all the planes myself based on abilities. I have decided this way because I believe judging on performance and suitability, rather than shape, is a more objective approach.

The contest begins Friday, July 29, 2011 and ends Friday, September 2, 2011. Entries must be published before Friday, September 2, 2011. From September 2 to September 5, I will be judging all entries. I will announce the winners of the contest on Tuesday, September 6, 2011 and issue them their prizes Wednesday, September 7, 2011.



My airplane idea does not qualify for both PAC 7 and PAC 8...so I couldn't enter...and I can't really think out any other cool airplanes...but will keep trying...

I hope you do look into your designs more myself. Given PAC8's requirements and allowances (such as up to 3 variations to accomplish the 3 requirements), I believe your model could be a contender if its adaptable. :)

...hmm...will try...will try...but don't have much time these days as well...so...

I cant understand what is this all about. I mean this 30 ft thing.

All the 30 foot requirement pertains to is that the airplane go at least 30 feet in flight. That's all.

September the 6th is my b-daaay yaaaay ! :D