Supreme Skills! World Record for Paper Plane Flight Distance: Part 1

Supreme Skills! World Record for Paper Plane Flight Distance: Part 1

August 14, 2019 7 By Kailee Schamberger


>>Translator: MOST CITIES THAT HAVE HOSTED THE OLYMPIC AND PARALYMPIC GAMES HAVE BANNED INDOOR SMOKING. IN TOKYO WE ARE PLANNING TO DO THE SAME.>>THE PROPOSED REGULATION TARGETS ALL CIGARETTES, CIGARS, AND ELECTRIC CIGARETTES. SMOKING WILL BE PROHIBITED INSIDE PLACES SUCH AS MEDICAL FACILITIES, SCHOOLS, AND GOVERNMENT OFFICES. THE BAN WOULD ALSO AFFECT HOTELS, COMPANY OFFICES, AND RESTAURANTS. EXCEPT IN DESIGNATED SMOKING ROOMS. PUMPS AND BARS WITH A CERTAIN FLOOR SIZE WILL BE EXEMPT AND ALL EMPLOYEES MUST GIVE THEIR CONSENT. VIOLATORS COULD FACE FINES OF UP TO 50,000 YEN OR ROUGHLY $460. THE METROPOLITAN GOVERNMENT IS ASKING TOKYOITES THEIR OPINION ON THE ORDINANCE UP TO OCTOBER 6th.>>>NOW HERE’S YOUR THREE-DAY WORLD WEATHER FORECAST. ♪ ♪>>>THAT WRAPS UP THIS EDITION OF NHK “NEWSLINE.” I’M KANAKO SACHNO IN TOKYO. THANKS VERY MUCH FOR WATCHING.>>>A PARTICULAR ONLINE VIDEO HAS HAD OVER 4 MILLION VIEWS.>>THERE IT IS. THERE IT IS. WE’RE ALL OVER THAT ONE. THAT’S GOING TO DO IT. GET UP THERE, GET UP THERE, GET UP THERE!>>THIS WAS THE MOMENT THE WORLD RECORD FOR THE FLIGHT OF A PAPER AIRPLANE WAS BROKEN. THAT DISTANCE WAS 69.14 METERS. HOWEVER, HANG ON A SECOND. SUPREME SKILLS ISN’T ABOUT TO LET THIS CHALLENGE GO. WE HAVE FACED MANY, MANY IMPOSSIBLE CHALLENGES. AND HAVE SEEN SUPREME SUCCESS.>>WOW! AWESOME!>>A PERFECTLY DESIGNED SUPREME SKILLS CLASS PAPER PLANE SHOULD FLY EVEN FURTHER. BUT AFTER CONSULTING AN AEROSPACE ENGINEER.>>A 70 METER FLIGHT BY A PAPER PLANE, I THINK THAT WOULD BE TOUGH. BASED ON MY EXPERIENCE ANY WAY. SEEMS EASY, BUT IT’S MOST DIFFICULT.>>WELL, THAT JUST GETS US EXCITED.>>TWO TEAMS OF AIRPLANE ENTHUSIASTS WILL TAKE UP THE CHALLENGE. FIRST, WE HAVE THE ACADEMIC FLYERS FROM TOHOKU UNIVERSITY. THIS TEAM IS MADE UP OF RESEARCHERS PURSUING THE AIRPLANE TECHNOLOGIES OF THE FUTURE. GO AND BREAK THE RECORD WITH YOUR CUTTING EDGE AERODYNAMIC THEORIES. THEY’RE UP AGAINST THE AIRPLANE FANATIC CORPS. THESE MEN HAVE NUMEROUS MODEL AIRPLANE WORLD RECORDS UNDER THEIR BELTS AND HAVE JOINED FORCES. LOOK AT THE MASTERY OF SKILLS THEY HAVE DEDICATED THEIR LIVES TO.>>LAUNCH.>>LAUNCH.>>WHOA! AWESOME.>>YOU JUST WAIT, WORLD RECORD. SUPREME SKILLS! KICKOFF! [ APPLAUSE ] WELCOME TO “SUPREME SKILLS.” SO PAPER PLANE THAT CAN FLY 70 METERS?>>WE FIGURED WE WOULD JUST CHALLENGE THAT RECORD.>>JUST LIKE THAT. AND IF WE BEAT THE RECORD, WE’LL SEE A SURGE OF REPEAT BROADCASTS OF THE SHOW.>>WHEN WE ASKED WHO WAS INTERESTED IN MAKING THIS HAPPEN, WE FOUND SOME AMAZING PEOPLE.>>BEHOLD, OUR GLORIOUS HEROES.>>THAT WAS TOTALLY OVER THE TOP. >>THANK YOU ALL FOR COMING. >>THESE TWO TEAMS WILL BE PITTED AGAINST EACH OTHER. FROM TOHUKU UNIVERSITY, WE HAVE STUDENTS, ALUMNI AND A PROFESSOR. UP AGAINST THEM IS A TEAM OF EXTREME AIRPLANE FANATICS. EACH TEAM BE ENTER THREE PLANES FOR A TOTAL OF SIX PLANES OVERALL. THE WINNER WILL BE THE ONE THAT CAN FLY OVER THE GREATEST DISTANCE. THE LAUNCH SPEED MUST BE 72 KILOMETERS PER HOUR OR LESS AND THE LAUNCH MUST BE FROM A POINT NO MORE THAN TWO METERS ABOVE THE GROUND. IF THEY MANAGE TO EXCEED 70 METERS UNDER THESE CONDITIONS, “SUPREME SKILLS” WOULD HAVE MADE A MAJOR COUP. A LARGE DOME HALL WAS CHOSEN FOR THE CONTEST. IT WON’T MATTER IF THE FLIGHTS VEER OFF COURSE A LITTLE BIT. HOWEVER THE DISTANCE OF THE MOST PATH FROM THE LAUNCH TO THE LANDING POINT WILL BE MEASURED.>>THE WORLD RECORD STANDS AT 69 METERS. THE 70 METER MARK IS WHERE THE PERSON IS STANDING. THAT’S WHAT WE NEED TO EXCEED.>>WOW, THAT’S FAR.>>SINCE WE’RE AT IT, THE TEAMKS TRY TO GO EVEN FURTHER. UP TO 110 METERS. WE HAVE MARKED OFF THE DISTANCES RIGHT TO THE EDGE OF THE HALL.>>WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT 70 METERS?>>I WAS FLABBERGASTED WHEN I FIRST HEARD IT. >>OH, YEAH? I GUESS YOU WOULD BE.>>NOW THAT THEY HAVE BEEN FLABBERGASTED, LET’S GET THE CONTEST STARTED. FIRST UP — FROM THE HUMAN-POWERED AIRCRAFT CLUB AT TOKUHU UNIVERSITY, WE HAVE THE WIND KNOTS. THIS IS THE ANNUAL HUMAN POWERED AIR CONTEST THAT TAKES PLACE. THEY HAVE WON THE EVENT SIX TIMES IN THE PAST TEN YEARS.>>THE WIND KNOTS TEAM FROM TOHOKU UNIVERSITY BUILT THIS PLANE. IT’S VERY BIG.>>IT’S THE LARGEST AMONG THE SIX IN THE COMPETITION.>>HOW DO YOU FEEL ABOUT THIS MODEL?>>THIS PLANE WAS DESIGNED AS A MINIATURE OF THE HUMAN POWERED PLANE THAT WE COMPETED WITH. WE WENT OF 35,000 METERS WITH THAT PLANE LAST YEAR, SO 70 METERS SEEMS LIKE NOTHING AT ALL.>>I GUESS SO.>>ONE MONTH BEFORE THE CONTEST. THE STUDENTS HAVE CAREFULLY ANALYZED THE VIDEO OF THE RECORD BREAKING FLIGHT. AFTER TAKEOFF, THE PLANE CLIMBED HIGH. EVENTUALLY, IT LOST POWER AND BEGAN TO STALL. BUT THEN IT STABILIZED, AND GLIDED TO EXTEND ITS RANGE. IT WAS DETERMINED THAT GLIDING IS THE KEY TO MAKING IT OVER 70 METERS. THE KEY PRINCIPLE IS HERE IS LIFT. WHEN AIR MEETS THE EDGE OF AN AIRPLANE WING, IT SPLITS INTO UPPER AND LOWER AIR FLOWS. WHEN THIS HAPPENS, THE WIND UNDER THE WING MOVES FASTER AND THE PRESSURE DROPS. THIS GENERATES AN UPWARD FORCE ON THE WING KNOWN AS LIFT. THE TRICK IS TOO TRY TO FIGURE OUT HOW TO IMPROVE THE GLIDING PERFORMANCE.>>MAKING IT BIG. MAKING IT BIG MIGHT BE BETTER.>>THE BIGGER THE WING, THE MORE AIR IT CAN CAPTURE AND THE GREATER LIFT IT CAN GENERATE, THAT SHOULD ENABLE THE PLANE TO FLY FURTHER. THE BUILDING PROCESS BEGINS. THE RULE THIS TIME IS TO MAKE THE PAPER PLANE USING ONLY PAPER AND GLUE. THEY START WITH PARTS KNOWN AS RIBS. THE RIBS MAKE UP THE SCALE OF THE WING ON THEIR HUMAN POWERED AIRCRAFT. A NUMBER OF RIBS ARE ARRANGED AND SET IN PLACE. THE WING IS THEN WRAPPED WITH A THIN MEMBRANE. THIS CONSTRUCTION METHOD IS FOR STRENGTHENING LARGE STRUCTURES.>>YOU MAKE ONE RIB WITH FOUR PIECES OF PAPER.>>THE MATERIAL IS SKETCHING PAPER. EACH LAYER IS WEAK ON ITS OWN, THAT’S WHY THE RIBS ARE MADE USING FOUR LAYERS. CUT AND CUT UNTIL YOU DROP.>>HOW MANY RIBS DO WE HAVE?>>I COUNTED THEM. WE HAVE 180.>>THAT SHORTENS A LOT. EASY TO SAY. THEY WORK LATE INTO THE NIGHT, THREE NIGHTS IN A ROW. WHEN COMPARED TO A TYPICAL PAPER PLANE, THIS ONE IS MORE THAN TWICE THE SIZE. LET’S CHECK OUT A TEST FLIGHT, HOW WILL IT GO?>>HERE GOES.>>WHAT? THE LARGE WINGS HARNESS THE AIR AND MADE IT GLIDE NICELY. IT SLAMMED INTO A WALL 30 METERS AWAY.>>MAYBE 70 METERS IS POSSIBLE AFTER ALL.>>ARMED WITH THE GIANT PAPER PLANE, THEY’RE OFF TO THE MAIN EVENT.>>I SEE. DID YOU USE ALL 180 PIECES THEN?>>I DON’T KNOW HOW MANY RIBS WE’VE MADE SO FAR.>>RIGHT.>>NOW LET’S GET YOU SET UP.>>YES, WE’LL LET YOU GET READY.>>THIS PLANE INCORPORATES THE TECHNOLOGY USED IN A HUMAN POWERED AIRCRAFT. SO HOW FAR WILL IT FLY?>>I THINK WE’RE ALL SET NOW.>>HOW FAR DO YOU THINK IT WILL GO?>>I’M GOING TO TRY FOR 70 METERS.>>ALL RIGHT, THEN. GIVE IT YOUR BEST.>>HERE GOES. THREE, TWO, ONE. LAUNCH.>>OH, IT CLIMBED HIGH. BUT IT’S TILTING TO THE LEFT AND IT STRAIGHTENED TO A DIVE. WHOA IT CLIMBED HIGH, BUT ITS TILTING TO THE LEFT AND THEN STRAIGHT INTO A DIVE.>>MAYBE CLIMBED TOO HIGH.>>PERHAPS.>>HE WAS AIMING FOR A LEVEL GLIDE PATH, MUCH LIKE A HUMAN POWERED AIRCRAFT. HOWEVER, THE PLANE CLIMBED ABRUPTLY WITH IT’S NOSE PITCHING EVER HIGHER, BUT DID NOT ACHIEVE ENOUGH LIFT. SO IT STALLED AND CRASHED TO THE FLOOR.>>SO WHAT DISTANCE DID IT COVER?>>AND THE DISTANCE?>>IT WAS 26.78 METERS.>>I DIDN’T GO EXACTLY AS YOU HOPED?>>NO, BUT I DIDN’T EXPECT THAT. WHAT HAPPENED? THE ANSWER TO THAT IS RAIN. THE HUMIDITY UNDER THE DOME WARPED THE PAPER WHICH THEN UNBALANCED THE STRUCTURE OF THE PLANE. FOR THIS REASON, BOTH TEAMS WERE HURRYING TO MAKE ADJUSTMENTS TO THEIR PLANES BEFORE THE CONTEST. GIVEN THE DIFFICULT CIRCUMSTANCES, THE STUDENTS WERE NOT ABLE TO MAKE THE FINAL ADJUSTMENTS NEEDED FOR A GOOD RESULT. >>THIS IS A PRECISE BUSINESS AFTER ALL. >>A SLIGHT CHANGE MIGHT HAVE ENABLED IT TO GLIDE MORE.>>THE COMPETITION OPENS WITH A ROUGH START. NEXT WE HAVE A CHALLENGER FROM THE AIRPLANE FANATIC CORPS. FIRST UP IS MITSURU ISHI WHO HAS BEEN A PLANE FANATIC FOR OVER 50 YEARS. HE’S A CRAFTSMAN WHO RECEIVES ORDERS FROM CUSTOM MADE FISHING REELS FROM ACROSS THE NATION. LET’S SEE WHAT THIS FANATIC CAN DO. HERE IT IS.>>IT’S CLIMBING SO HIGH. IT’S CLIMBING SO HIGH. FLOATING GENTLY.>>WOW, AWESOME.>>IT’S A HAND LAUNCHED GLIDER. IT’S COMPETITIVE EDGE IS A LONG FLIGHT TIME ACHIEVED BY THROWING THE PLANE HIGH INTO THE AIR.>>I UNDERSTAND ISHI SAN HOLDS THE WORLD RECORD IN THIS.>>CHECK OUT THAT FLIGHT TIME. HE’S THE BEST?>>MY RECORD IS 109 SECONDS.>>ISHI’S TECHNOLOGY WHICH LED TO HIS WORLD RECORD HAS EVEN BEEN RECOGNIZED BY JAXA. THIS IS THE MARS AIRPLANE THAT JAXA IS DEVELOPING. AND IT’S WING IS KNOWN AS THE ISHII AIRFOIL. THAT’S RIGHT, ISHII INVENTED IT.>>THAT’S AMAZING.>>THE KEY IS IN THE SURFACES. AS YOU MOVE BACK FROM THE LEADING EDGE, THE LOWER SURFACE IS SCULPTED INTO A STREAMLINED SHAPE. THIS SHAPE FORCES THE AIR ON THE BOTTOM SIDE OF THE WING TO FLOW MORE SMOOTHLY THAN A TYPICAL WING. THERE’S LESS DRAG. AND THE PLANE CAN FLY FURTHER. HE INTENDS TO CHALLENGE THE WORLD RECORD USING HIS ISHII AIRFOIL. THIS CRAFTSMAN POSSESSES THE TECHNOLOGY THAT CAN BE USED ON ANOTHER PLANET. HOW DOES HE CONSTRUCT HIS WING?>>QUIET.>>HE LIVES IN THE CITY IN A CONDOMINIUM WITH HIS DAUGHTER, HIS WIFE AND A CAT. HE HAS A SMALL WORK ROOM IN HIS HOME.>>I’VE MADE QUITE A LOT OF THESE. I WOULD SAY AT LEAST A THOUSAND PLANES. MY WIFE DOESN’T COMPLAIN. I GUESS SHE’S GIVEN UP.>>ISHII IS USING A SPECIAL KIND OF PAPER THIS TIME.>>THIS IS HONEY COMB.>>HONEYCOMB, IT’S AN THICK SHEET OF PAPER USED IN INDUSTRIAL USES. HOW DOES THIS CRAFTSMAN INTEND TO SHAPE IT INTO A STREAMLINED FORM? THE METHOD THAT HE DEVELOPED OVER MANY YEARS — SANDING IT DOWN. JUST GOING BY FEEL, HE USES SIMPLE SANDPAPER TO WORK THE PAPER DOWN.>>IS THERE ANYONE ELSE WHO MAKES WINGS THIS WAY?>>NO ONE.>>THE SANDING IS DONE.>>THE COMPLETELY FLAT HONEYCOMB PAPER THAT YOU THEY EVER THOUGHT COULD FLY HAS BEEN TRANSFORMED INTO THIS ISHII AIRFOIL. IT HAS A GENTLE STREAMLINED FORM THAT YOU WOULD NEVER THINK WAS SHAPED BY SANDING. ISHII SEEMS PLEASED AS WELL. >>THERE’S NOTHING LIKE ENJOYING YOUR HOBBY.>>HANG ON. HE’S NOT JUST SOME FANATIC. JAXA USES HIS TECHNOLOGY, RIGHT?>>YES.>>IT’S HARD TO IMAGINE A WING DEVELOPED IN THAT TINY ROOM IS BEING USED BY JAXA. THIS IS PAPER, RIGHT?>>IT’S PAPER.>>YES.>>THIS IS WHERE IT’S STREAMLINED. IT’S A PART MADE FROM HONEYCOMB PAPER.>>BUT YOU SHAPE THIS BY FEEL, RIGHT?>>JUST BY FEEL, WITH MY HANDS, YES. >>OKAY, WE’LL LET YOU GET READY. TAKE YOUR TIME.>>AND NOW, ISHII MAKES A STARTLING MOVE.>>YOU’RE GOING TO LAUNCH IT FROM THIS ANGLE?>>I’LL LAUNCH IT FROM THIS ACTUAL. >>WHAT’S THIS?>>HE’S GOING TO LAUNCH PERPENDICULAR TO THE INTENDED FLIGHT PATH? BUT WHY? HERE’S THE STALL EXPERIENCED BY THE STUDENT TEAM. USING THIS METHOD, HE SAYS HE CAN AVOID STALLING. WHAT KIND OF FLIGHT ARE WE GOING TO SEE?>>SO ISHII SAN, HOW DO YOU FEEL NOW?>>I’M NOT TOO CONFIDENT. THE HUMIDITY SEEMS TO HAVE AN EFFECT.>>I SUPPOSE. WE CAN’T SAY WE HAVE IDEAL CONDITIONS, BUT PLEASE TAKE YOUR BEST SHOT AT GETTING PAST 70 METERS. SO LET’S SEE HOW IT GOES. >>HERE GOES, THREE, TWO, ONE.>>ARE WE GOING TO SEE THE PREDICTED COURSE CHANGE? THE NOSE IS PITCHING DOWN A BIT. IT’S GLIDING FURTHER AND FURTHER. IT’S HEADED FOR THE WALL. IT’S GOING ALL THE WAY ACROSS. HOW MUCH FURTHER? IT HIT THE WALL.>>WHAT? IT HIT THE WALL?>>YES, IT HIT THE WALL, RIGHT?>>NO WAY!>>IMMEDIATELY AFTER LAUNCH, THE PLANE BANKED INTO A TURN AS IT CLIMBED. THEN IT TRANSITIONED INTO LEVEL FLIGHT WITHOUT STALLING. IT CONTINUED TO GLIDE UNTIL IT HIT THE WALL.>>WHAT? WAIT A MINUTE, ONLY THE SECOND COMPETITOR, AND WE GET THIS?>>SORRY, IT FLEW TOO FAR.>>YOU BET IT FLEW TOO FAR.>>THE SUCCESS HERE IS BECAUSE OF THE UPWARD CANTED WINGS. THE PLANE WAS LAUNCHED AT A TILTED ANGLE. AT THAT ANGLE, THE LOWER WING POINTS DOWNWARDS. LIFT IS GENERATED ONLY ON THIS PORTION. THE BANKING PLANE GRADUALLY LEVELS OUT. AND CAN GLIDE FROM A VERY HIGH POINT WITHOUT STALLING. IT’S A MIRACLE FLIGHT THAT CAN ONLY BE REALIZED THROUGH THE EXPERIENCE AND TECHNIQUE OF A TRUE PLANE FANATIC, IT’S SUPREME SKILLS.>>IT WOULD HAVE GONE EVEN FARTHER HAD IT NOT BEEN FOR THE WALL.>>AMAZING. >>SORRY THE SPACE IS TOO SMALL.>>SINCE THE PLANE LANDED SLIGHTLY TO THE RIGHT OF THE INTENDED PATH, THE RECORDED SIS TANS WAS MEASURED AS THE DISTANCE TO THE WALL.>>ISHII OBTAINED 103.29 METERS.>>AMAZING. >>THAT PLANE SURE DID FLY. YOU SAY YOU WEREN’T CONFIDENT? WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT THIS RECORD?>>WELL, AT LEAST I SAVED FACE.>>NO, NO, YOU DID MORE THAN THAT.>>WE WOULD LOVE TO KNOW WHAT YOU ALL FEEL NOW?>>WHAT DID YOU THINK?>>IT WAS A VERY GRACEFUL GLIDE. I’M SPEECHLESS.>>AMAZING. IT TRULY WAS INCREDIBLE.>>ISHII OF THE AIRPLANE FANATIC CORPS HAS TAKE AN DECISIVE LEAD. THE ACADEMIC FLYERS NEED TO CATCH UP. SECOND UP IS DAISKE. HE’S A UNIVERSITY ALUM AND PROFESSIONAL ENGINEER. HE’S BEEN A LOVER OF PAPER PLANES FROM WAY BACK. EVEN IN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL, HE COMPLETED IN PAPER PLANE COMPETITION, AND HE WON MANY TIMES. SO AMONG ALL THE PARTICIPANTS, YOU ACTUALLY HAVE THE LONGEST EXPERIENCE WITH PAPER PLANES. >>THAT MAY BE SO.>>IN FACT, HE WAS ORIGINALLY AN ADVISOR TO THE STUDENTS IN THIS COMPETITION. BUT THROUGH WHATEVER CIRCUMSTANCES, HE ENDED UP AS A COMPETITOR HIMSELF.>>SO YOU DIDN’T INTEND TO PARTICIPATE AT FIRST?>>YES, THE STUDENTS WOULD COME TO MY HOME. THEY CAME FROM SENDAI. AND AFTER TALKING A LOT ABOUT THIS, I DECIDED THAT I WANTED TO BUILD ONE MYSELF. SO I QUICKLY BUILT A PLANE.>>THAT’S RIGHT. HE BUILT HIS PAPER PLANE IN A SHORT SPACE OF TIME.>>HE HAD ONLY TWO WEEKS TO DO IT. SO HIS DESIGN WAS TO COPY A REAL PLANE IN THE FORM OF A PAPER PLANE. >>I WAS THINKING OF A PLANE WITH A DELTA WING, LIKE YOU SEE ON A FIGHTER JET. >>A DELTA WING HAS A TRIANGULAR SHAPE. IT’S EVEN USED ON SUPERSONIC STEALTH FIGHTERS. THE TRIANGULAR WING ALLOWS IT TO CUT THROUGH THE AIR AS IT FLIES. THIS SIGNIFICANTLY REDUCES AIR RESISTANCE. USING THE ENERGY OF THE LAUNCH TO MAXIMUM EFFECT, THE PLANE SHOOTS OUT LIKE AN ARROW. DISTANCE IS GAINED AS IT CLIMBS. GIVEN THAT HE ONLY HAS A SHORT TIME TO BUILD HIS PLANE, HE USES A SIMULATION SOFTWARE DESIGNED SPECIFICALLY FOR PAPER PLANES. BY ENTERING DATA ON THE DESIGN ELEMENTS, AS WELL AS LAUNCH SPEED AND ANGLES, HE CAN CALCULATE THE DISTANCES THE PLANE WILL TRAVEL. SO AS OF NOW, HOW FAR WILL IT FLY?>>I BELIEVE 118 METERS.>>WHAT? OVER 100 METERS RIGHT OFF THE BAT? HUH? HANG ON. IT SAYS HERE THAT LAUNCH SPEED IS 196 KILOMETERS PER HOUR. COME ON, THE RULES OF THIS CONTEST SAY THAT THE MAXIMUM LAUNCH SPEED HAS TO BE NO MORE THAN 72 KILOMETERS PER HOUR. HE’LL NEED TO ADJUST THOSE NUMBERS.>>IF WE SET IT AT 80 KILOMETERS PER HOUR, IT WILL BE 32 METERS. >>WHAT? THAT’S HARDLY ANYTHING AT ALL.>>THIS IS A DIFFICULT ONE.>>ACTUALLY THERE’S A WEAKNESS TO THE DELTA WING.>>SINCE THE DELTA WING CUTS THROUGH THE AIR, THE WING DOES NOT ACTUALLY CAPTURE THE AIR. AND LIFT IS HARD TORE GENERATE. A DELTA WING PLANE IS NOT ABLE TO EXTEND ITS RANGE BY GLIDING. HE NEEDS TO COME UP WITH A DESIGN THAT ALLOWS THE PLANE TO GLIDE AT THE END, WHILE ALSO MAXIMIZING THE EFFECT OF A DELTA WING. SO WAS HE ABLE TO COME UP WITH AN ACCEPTABLE DESIGN IN A SHORT TIME?>>SO THIS IS THE PAPER PLANE THAT HE HAS DEVELOPED?>>THIS IS THE IMPROVEMENT HE MADE TO OVERCOME THE PROBLEM OF GLIDING. THE WING IS LONG FROM FRONT TO BACK ON THE INNER PORTION. THE BLUE PORTION IS SHAPED TO CUT THROUGH THE AIR IN ORDER TO MAINTAIN SPEED. AND THE ORANGE PORTION IS DESIGNED TO CAPTURE MORE AIR, AND HENCE ENABLE THE PLANE TO GLIDE. AS FOR THE LAUNCH, HE’S CHOSEN A SLINGSHOT, A FAMILIAR METHOD HE’S USED SINCE CHILDHOOD.>>WELL THEN, WE’LL LET YOU GET READY. >>AFTER YOUR FINAL ADJUSTMENTS.>>HE MAKES HIS FINAL ADJUSTMENTS BEFORE THE LAUNCH.>>GIVEN THE RAIN IS HAVING A DEBT MENTAL EFFECT, WAS HE ABLE TO MAKE THE OPTIMAL ADJUSTMENTS?>>AND THEN?>>WHAT? OH, NO. OH, NO. THE WING IS BROKEN. BROKEN. THE CRASH HAS DAMAGED THE PLANE. HE ONLY HAD A SHORT TIME TO COME UP WITH A PLANE, SO HE HAS NO BACKUP. HE MAKES EMERGENCY REPAIRS USING INSTANT GLUE. WILL HE BE ABLE TO MAKE IT WORK?>>HOW ARE YOU FEELING RIGHT NOW?>>ALL I CAN DO IS GIVE IT MY BEST SHOT.>>WELL, LET’S SEE IT.>>HERE GOES.>>THREE, TWO, ONE.>>IT CLIMBED STEEPLY, BUT WHERE DID IT GO? IT VEERED TO THE RIGHT AND FLEW ON.>>RIGHT AFTER LAUNCH, IT BECAME UNSTABLE AND VEERED WIDELY TO THE RIGHT. WITH THE DELTA WING, IT SHOULD HAVE FLOWN STRAIGHT. BUT THANKS TO THE DAMAGE, THAT DIDN’T HAPPEN.>>HERE’S YOUR DISTANCE. IT’S 29.94 METERS.>>WHAT DO YOU THINK?>>IT WAS VERY DIFFICULT. BUT I DID ENJOY THE PROCESS.>>WHAT ABOUT THE TWO STUDENTS WHO VISITED YOU? WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT THAT? WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT HIS ABILITY?>>WELL, WE ASKED HIM ABOUT THE KINDS OF ADJUSTMENTS TO MAKE TO PAPER PLANES, AND I WAS REALLY IMPRESSED WITH WHAT I LEARNED. I REALLY APPRECIATE THAT HE DID THIS IN SUCH A SHORT TIME.>>INDEED. THANK YOU VERY MUCH.>>AHEAD SO FAR IS ISHII OF THE AIRPLANE FANATIC CORPS, WITH A DISTANCE OF 103.29 METERS.>>HERE GOES, THREE, TWO, ONE.>>ARE WE GOING TO SEE THE PREDICTED COURSE CHANGE? THE NOSE IS PITCHING DOWN A BIT. IT’S GLIDING FURTHER AND FURTHER.>>WOW, AWESOME!>>IT’S HEADED FOR THE WALL, IT’S GOING ALL WAY ACROSS. HOW MUCH FURTHER? IT HIT THE WALL.>>WHAT ARE YOU DOING, ISHII SAN?>>NEXT TIME THE BATTLE OF THE PAPER PLANES WILL COME TO A CONCLUSION. THE UNIVERSITY TEAMS HOPING TO TURN THE TABLES, BUT THEIR PLAN HAS AN UNEXPECTED OUTCOME. AND THE UNIVERSITY CORPS FINDS A NEW DESIGN CONCEPT.>>LAUNCH.>>WHICH TEAM IS GOING TO WIN? ♪♪>>>”ANIME SUPERNOVA” SHOWCASES THE BRIGHTEST STARS EXPLODING ONTO JAPAN’S ANIMATION SCENE. TODAY, WE’LL BE CHECKING OUT THE WORKS OF KOHTA MORIE, KNOWN FOR HIS DYNAMIC AND STYLISH VISUALS. HE SWITCHES UP HIS STYLE FROM ANIME TO ANIME, MOVING EASILY BETWEEN PHOTO REALISM AND ANIMATION. ♪♪>>WE’LL BE TAKING A LOOK AT THE THREE ELEMENTS THAT MAKE UP MORIE’S ARTISTRY. THE FIRST IS HIS USE OF COMPUTERS TO EXPAND THE VISUAL LANGUAGE OF ANIMATION. HE WORKING OUT OF AN OFFICE BUILDING IN TOKYO. HE USED TO WORK AT A COMPUTER ANIMATION FIRM, BUT HE LEFT THE COMPANY LAST YEAR TO SET UP HIS OWN ANIMATION OUTFIT. TOGETHER WITH HIS SEVEN STAFF MEMBERS, MORIE PRODUCES COMPUTER ANIMATIONS FOR TV SHOWS AND VIDEO GAMES. HE USES THE POWER OF COMPUTERS TO PRODUCE EXTREMELY METICULOUS LIGHT AND WIND EFFECTS. THIS ALLOWS HIM TO ADD COLOR TO HIS CHARACTERS. HE STIMULATES THE WIND BRUSHING AGAINST THEM, AS WELL AS THE LIGHT PARTICLES THAT COLLIDE