Video - This man has spent parts of a decade building the ultimate paper airplane: Incredibly detailed model of a Boeing 777, right down to the tiny seats and moving landing gear
By PATRICK FARRELL TRANSPORTATION, Wired
01.08.18QUICK. IMAGINE A paper airplane. Got it? It's a folded up piece of standard 8 1/2 by 11-inch printer paper, right? A sort of three-dimensional hieroglyph of an airplane made of paper. How boring of you.
Now try imagining an airplane. A Boeing 777, the long range 300ER model to be exact. Think of the wing flaps moving, the landing gear unfolding, the reverse thrusters for the engines. You know, the details that let you hurtled through the atmosphere at 600 miles an hour. Now imagine building all of it at 1/60th the normal size and doing it with just one material: paper. Manila folders to be exact again. Also, some glue.
This is the paper plane designer Luca Iaconi-Stewart has been building, on and off, for nearly a decade. "It even blows my own mind," he says. "I don't know how I've done a lot of it."
Watch the video above to see the incredible details