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How does the size of a paper airplane affect how it moves through the air?

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Like all things that fly, there are 4 forces of fligt that act on a paper airplane, thrust, weight , lift and drag. The larger the paper airplane the more it will weigh, the more it weighs the more lift will be needed to keep it flying. Eventually weight will become greater than lift and the paper airplane will decend to the ground. In adition the larger the paper airplane the larger its wings can be. The larger the wings the greater the ability to generate lift. The longer lift is generated the further the paper airplaine will glide. 

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