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Well, you lovely people, it's time to wrap the Paper Aircraft Released Into Space project following our astounding Vulture 1 triumph.

In case you missed it, we had a bit of a result with our beloved PARIS. No sooner had the news broken in Oz, than the international media were all over us like a rash.

Poor old John Oates was grilled by Sky, ITN, CNN and the BBC, while I dismally failed to escape the attention of Spanish telly.

That's not to mention the papers, including the UK Telegraph, Times, Metro, and Spain's El Mundo, and quality online sources such as Space.com.

The list goes on, and it's evident that the exploits of our heroic Playmonaut have captured the imagination of people worldwide.

So much so, in fact, that a team of Aussies from Adelaide are threatening to launch an improved Vulture 1 (project codename KYLIE) from somewhere in central Oz, while students from the Mechanical Engineering Group, Department of Engineering, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Iran, have requested aircraft plans to mount their own challenge.

We've happily agreed to the Iranian petition. Lecturer Ehsan Roohi and his new Lucky Country rivals can now avail themselves of the Vulture 1 in .dwg format, SketchUp (.skp) format, or full-scale plans (.pdf), so they too can go from this...

A sample joint in the jig

...to this:

The finished Vulture 1

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