The Engineering of the Perfect Paper Plane

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Ask John Collins just how he became such a master of the art of paper airplanes and he'll tell you years and years of practice.

"How did I get into it?" He says, "I didn't, I just never got out of it."

Collins has taken what is for many a casual school day pastime, and evolved the art of the paper plane into a study of science and engineering.Take a gander at the image gallery below to get a better idea of how he's expressed his handicraft in design terms.

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