Possibly the world's most impressive paper plane

Possibly the world's most impressive paper plane
February 4, 2014
Replica plane made out of cardboard
Luca Iaconi-Stewart has spent the past five years -- around 10,000 man hours -- making a minutely detailed, 1:60 scale replica of an Air India Boeing 777 out of manila folders.

February 4, 2014
By Simon Busch
CNN.com

(CNN) -- All that's missing are the fussy flight attendants and the smell of irradiated food. Oh, and maybe some nerve-jangling turbulence. And reassuring pilots. A plane made out of cardboard? Sounds like something that might end up, sadly askew, in the corner of the room the morning after a bored frat boys' night before.

Not this 1:60 scale, painstakingly detailed replica of an Air India Boeing 777 made entirely out of manila folders -- and a little glue -- and currently parked in a mini-hangar somewhere whose location Iaconi-Stewart understandably declines to disclose. In case it gets hijacked, or whatever the paper-plane equivalent is, and the 10,000 hours he estimates he's devoted to the project over the past five-and-a-half years, off and on, go to waste. Not to mention squandering enough manila folders -- he reckons around 400 -- to give your average stationery manager apoplexy.

For more information: http://www.cnn.com/2014/02/03/travel/manila-airplane/index.html?hpt=hp_i...

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