Throwing PAPER AIRPLANES from 165m Dam!

Throwing PAPER AIRPLANES from 165m Dam!




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51 Responses

  1. HuntingHunter says:

    It will take 0 seconds to get to the dam because u cut ?

  2. GioThe Radish says:

    4.4 MILLION SUBS! 44 CLUB!

  3. Tayla says:

    You guys need to come up with a cool, but safe, contraption to get yourselves up and down the dam easier

  4. shootingdrgn says:

    i don’t know if you guys would be able to but I think coming to the states and maybe trying to do a collab video with “the backyard scientist” would be a pretty amazing couple of vids

  5. zac rance says:

    44 minutes to get back to the dam. 44 club for the win!

  6. Evan Okeefe says:

    it would have been cool if you brought somebody who competes in paper airplane World records. You guys are great but I don’t care to see five minutes of tumbling paper.

  7. dlayne21 says:

    How’d you recover the plane in the water?? ??


    The foam planes will work if you put a small weight in the tip of the plane.such as a lead weight or a pencil in the end of it.the weight will make it fly a mile

    • Henry Egan says:

      COMPILATION VIDZ In the front or back

    • stinkyfungus says:

      +Henry Egan


      Usually you weight the nose.

      What you REALLY need to do is find the center of gravity of the plane, it SHOULD start out on the wing spar (the rod that stiffens the wings) if it doesn’t have a spar, a good rule of thumb is the center of the wings

      Take two pencils a few inches apart and stick them in the ground, erasers up.
      Now, set the plane on the erasers on the wings and adjust the plane on the sticks until it sits dead nuts level.

      This is the as built center of gravity (CG) of the plane. Mark it with a dry erase marker on the fuselage. If the CG is in the aft portion of the wings the plane is tail heavy, a tail heavy plane will stall, and fall out of the sky.
      If the CG is forward of the wings, it’s probably too nose heavy. It’ll yard dart And fall out of the sky.

      Add weight to one end or the other till the CG is about 1″ forward of the wing centerline. This will give the plane a good angle of attack so it can penetrate the air and get a little speed and allow the wing airfoil to provide lift. Once you have the CG dead on where it needs to be. mark it with a permanent marker and erase the test marking.
      Now, every time you fly it, you can balance the plane on the marked CG to confirm it’s ready to go, and none of the added weight is missing.

      It’ll fly like a SOB. Be careful, From a tall structure like that dam… it’ll fly so far you’ll lose it

    • :-p :-D says:

      stinkyfungus awesome tip will try for my model foam planes

  9. SurvivorPlayz says:

    I wish I was there am a pro at making paper airplanes

  10. Luca Räss says:

    Who are you in Switzerland?

    I come from Switzerland

  11. Mei Grafd Vodder says:

    Why were you throwing the planes downwards? If you had thrown them horizontally, they would have gone like forever.

    • Travis Lugar says:

      May have had to fight the updraft coming from the wind going up the wall of the dam

    • Not Michael Jordan says:

      They were. Everything is upside down in Australia.

    • michael hake says:

      +Not Michael Jordan *filmed in Switzerland

    • stinkyfungus says:

      +Travis Lugar

      Actually That would have helped, that’s what pilots like me call “slope lift”
      You can fly for hours on slope lift.
      As long as the wind blows, and your radio batteries last, you can keep a slope soaring RC plane aloft on it, and on big mountains with the right conditions you can fly a full scale sail plane glider on it all day and travel for miles and gain some impressive altitude all without an engine.

      Anyway, where the boys went wrong is:
      Most Paper airplanes just don’t fly well straightaway from the fold.
      You gotta tweak some things: add control surfaces, maybe a little nose or tail weight. (Paper clips are great for that)
      Bend or straighten a corner here, tweak the wing tips there, etc. Kindergarten aeronautical engineering.

      I could have made every one of those plane designs fly straight, level and perfect… before I flew Real planes, I flew RC… before I flew RC, when I was a snot nosed kid in short pants… I made paper airplanes and dreamed about sitting in a cockpit and being a pilot. I folded and flew all sorts of paper planes.

      All thier designs were basically sound, just needed refinement.
      Well except that super simple one that leaf fell all the way down… that’s a dumb kids fold and unless you have some tape a bunch of paper clips and alot of patience it’ll never fly right.

  12. Teo Ugrin says:

    Vote to make paper airplane contests a series

  13. Husky Studios says:

    I’m here at 4am watching grown men scream at rubber duckies as they float down a river….lol

  14. Landon Parker says:

    44 minutes and 44 seconds

  15. [NT] Nor says:

    *Gets Phone*
    *Turns On Airplane Mode*
    It didnt fly… 🙁

  16. Mr. M says:

    Surely if you knew you were going overseas to throw a paper plane of a dam wall, you’d know how to make a decent plane… hahaha

  17. ABJKXZ says:

    You guys should do anvil Vs. pyramid of ping-pong balls

  18. Dennis Brännvall’s #1 Fan says:

    11:57 “Dam”. What that intentional or just a happy coincidence? ?

  19. Julia!! Tap Me. To Watch My H0T. VIDEO says:

    ?I dont have much to beat here?

  20. Julia!! Tap Me. To Watch My H0T. VIDEO says:

    If you had thrown them horizontally,

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