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World’s biggest paper airplane flies 100mph.

A 45-foot long flies 100 mph and soars to an altitude of 2,703 feet for 10 seconds before the crash landing. The world’s largest is name Arturo’s Desert Eagle, named after a 12-year-old-boy who inspired the design.

The plane is made of layers of , which is described as a type of corrugated cardboard, similar to a pizza box. The plane was designed and built in Lancaster by , who helped design the B-2 stealth bomber, but the design was based on a paper airplane folded by 12-year-old Tucson resident Arturo Valdenegro—winner of a paper airplane fly-off sponsored by the Pima Air & Space Museum in January.

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