Making and throwing paper airplanes is a rite of passage for many bored young schoolchildren. Making paper airplanes that will fly properly and not talk half an hour to properly fold – that’s something that even the best engineers of today likely struggle with.
Think to yourself, how many paper airplanes have you made throughout your life? Of those, how many of them flew flawlessly?
Probably not too many, right? Sometimes it’s a stroke of luck that determines whether a plane flies or not. I would imagine luck played a huge role in this gentleman’s airplane hitting a player on the field after being thrown from the top of the stadium:
Now, however, making a proper flying paper airplane is easier (and faster) than ever before!
Behold, the Paper Airplane Machine Gun.
The gun was created by YouTube user Papierfliegerei, and as you can see in the video, it takes single sheets of normal white paper, folds them and launches them all in one fluid motion.
Using a series of rollers and tracks, the paper airplane gun grabs simple looseleaf at one end and flips out completed paper airplanes from the other. Apparently it was built with parts from the German printing website fabberhouse.de and some pieces from a local hardware store. The gun’s trigger is a cordless screwdriver.
And for another look at how the insides work:
Now we just need to convince him to start building these in mass production!