Friday, 28 January 2011

The Week in Planes :: 4

Paper airplane 'Falcon' 25.01.11
Falcon, 25.01.11
Foldability: good
Flyability: great - smooth flights and long distance

Comet 27.01.11
Comet, 27.01.11
Foldability: good
Flyability: very good but not quite as reliable as the Falcon

Shuttle Carrier/Piggyback Jet 26.01.11
Shuttle Carrier/Piggyback Jet, 26.01.11
Foldability: easier than it looked; my favourite design so far - two in one!
Flyability: so-so

Friday, 21 January 2011

The Week in Planes :: 3

The planes got more difficult this week, involving scissors and tape. Unfortunately, the better they looked, the worse they flew - or maybe I just need to refine my throwing technique.

Paper airplane 'DC-9 Airliner' 17.01.11
DC-9 Airliner, 17.01.11
Foldability: difficult
Flyability: I wouldn't want to be a passenger on this plane... Most flights ended up crashing nose first into the ground

Paper airplane 'D'Artagnan' 18.01.11
D'Artagnan, 18.01.11
Foldability: good
Flyability: the simple design makes this the best flier so far

Paper airplane 'A4 Skyhawk' 19.01.11
A-4 Skyhawk, 19.01.11
Foldability: difficult
Flyability: tends to curve to the left

Paper airplane 'Orion' 20.01.11
Orion, 20.01.11
Foldability: OK
Flyability: so-so. Nice paper (love the star design) but the folded plane resembles a manta ray more than a plane.

Paper airplane 'P-51 Mustang' 21.01.11
P-51 Mustang, 21.01.11
Foldability: difficult
Flyability: not great, but it looks good...

Friday, 14 January 2011

The Week in Planes :: 2

Paper airplane 'P-47 Thunderbolt' 12.01.11
P-47 Thunderbolt, 12.01.11
Foldability: difficult, involving scissors and tape
Flyability: good

Paper airplane 'Sideslip' 13.01.11
Sideslip, 13.01.11
Foldability: difficult, folded wrong and tore the paper - had to repair with tape
Flyability: best so far, despite folding problems

Paper airplane 'Wildcat' 14.01.11
Wildcat, 14.01.11
Foldability: OK
Flyability: good

Friday, 7 January 2011

The Week in Planes :: 1

In 2009, I used photobox to make a 'deluxe desk calendar' for my desk at work, and I started posting the photos here every Monday. In 2010, I continued with the Pic of the Week, using photos I had ColorSplashed on my iPhone.

For this year, I couldn't decide on a photo theme. Or a calendar theme. Or a weekly theme. I began to panic as it got closer and closer to January and I still didn't have a desk calendar. Then I found my answer: paper airplanes.

So I have started folding paper airplanes everyday and providing entertainment for my office (they are all very jealous of my growing collection.) I am also posting photos to flickr with the iPhone App, instagram. The only part missing is to share my creations with you!

Instead of posting every Monday, I have decided to post The Week in Planes at the end of every week this year. Without further adieu, I give you a selection from the past few days. I also changed my blog layout - what do you think? Enjoy!

Paper airplane 05.01.11
The Harrier, 05.01.11
Foldability: folded from the wrong end of the paper first
Flyability: OK

Paper airplane 'Wombat' 06.01.11
The Wombat, 06.01.11
Foldability: good
Flyability: OK

Paper airplane 'Flying Fish' 07.01.11
The Flying Fish, 07.01.11
Foldability: good
Flyability: good

Saturday, 1 January 2011

happy new year!


Wishing you a bright and colo(u)rful 2011!