Greatest Paper Airplane Ever Took Five Years to Build

Posted Jan 23rd 2014 04:13 PM

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Luca Iaconi-Stewart spent more than five years creating this 1:60 scale 777 airliner out of manilla folders and glue, Wired reports -- significantly longer than what you were throwing around in school. (In case you're wondering, Boeing needs just 50 days to create the real thing.)

According to Wired:

The idea for the project grew out of his love of airplanes-and the "massing models" he made from manila paper in a high school architecture class. Soon after he found a super-detailed diagram online of an Air India 777-300ER, Iaconi-Stewart was drawing forms in Adobe Illustrator, printing them on manila, and wielding his X-Acto knife. "There's something rewarding about being able to replicate a part in such an unconventional medium," he says.


This time-lapse video and Flickr album show the construction process:



[H/T io9]
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