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Google goes airborne

Written by Matti Vähäkainu (Google+) @ 01 Apr 2008 9:26 User comments (17)

Google goes airborne Google has decided to challenge Boeing with its new airplane. The airplane is yet to be constructed, but you can find the prototype version of the airplane on Google Docs. According to AfterDawn CTO, Jari Ketola, the paper-folded version of the airplane is easy to fold, but does need some improvements on stability and flight coordination before it is ready for mass production.
"Being a first-timer in aviation business the effort was pretty solid, and the instructions were easy to follow," said Jari Ketola. He didn't however recommend Google to move away from the search engine business yet. There were some unexpected problems during the maiden voyage and the sudden stop in a collision with office wall was considered by Ketola to be a too radical landing strategy.

The airplane can be printed through your Google Docs account. Select New -> Document and once the document is open select File -> New airplane. You can also simply click here for a full-scale PDF version of the airplane and print it.

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17 user comments

11.4.2008 10:04

Haha for a Second there i thought you were for real.

Google aviation Common Guy's.

21.4.2008 10:05
r0b0t3ch
Inactive

I can carry the spirit of ANY holiday and ANY joke no matter how ruthless it is. April Fool's Day is just dumb. This bit about Google "Flight" is dumb and those who actively participate in April Fool's are dumb. Even more, those who actually look forward to April Fool's Day and then carry it as far as possible are even DUMBER!

31.4.2008 10:27

Originally posted by r0b0t3ch:
I can carry the spirit of ANY holiday and ANY joke no matter how ruthless it is. April Fool's Day is just dumb. This bit about Google "Flight" is dumb and those who actively participate in April Fool's are dumb. Even more, those who actually look forward to April Fool's Day and then carry it as far as possible are even DUMBER!
Oh wow Robotech Man, WTH was that for. STFU noob

41.4.2008 10:43

In case you missed it, here's more April 1st festivities:

http://forums.afterdawn.com/thread_view.cfm/645992

51.4.2008 10:57

ha. it would have seemed more realistic if it wasnt that long and so out of the usual you guys alwyas report.

61.4.2008 12:16

LOL, i thought this was for real....I didn't even remembered April Fools Day...

71.4.2008 13:12

Originally posted by r0b0t3ch:
I can carry the spirit of ANY holiday and ANY joke no matter how ruthless it is. April Fool's Day is just dumb. This bit about Google "Flight" is dumb and those who actively participate in April Fool's are dumb. Even more, those who actually look forward to April Fool's Day and then carry it as far as possible are even DUMBER!
Jesus Christ go get laid or something if you are old enough....

91.4.2008 14:25
goodswipe
Inactive

Quote:
Originally posted by r0b0t3ch:
I can carry the spirit of ANY holiday and ANY joke no matter how ruthless it is. April Fool's Day is just dumb. This bit about Google "Flight" is dumb and those who actively participate in April Fool's are dumb. Even more, those who actually look forward to April Fool's Day and then carry it as far as possible are even DUMBER!
Jesus Christ go get laid or something if you are old enough....
LOL!

/dual format FTW!

BTW, the link to the plane is dead.
This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 01 Apr 2008 @ 14:26

101.4.2008 15:01
psphunt
Inactive

lol

111.4.2008 15:27

How can you guys say that this is an April fools joke? This design is the wave of the future.

Sign me up for the first tickets please!!!!!

(PMSL)

121.4.2008 15:42
r0b0t3ch
Inactive

Quote:
Originally posted by r0b0t3ch:
I can carry the spirit of ANY holiday and ANY joke no matter how ruthless it is. April Fool's Day is just dumb. This bit about Google "Flight" is dumb and those who actively participate in April Fool's are dumb. Even more, those who actually look forward to April Fool's Day and then carry it as far as possible are even DUMBER!
Oh wow Robotech Man, WTH was that for. STFU noob

It was for YOU for calling me a noob (at least now it is). No noob here laughing boy. Been doing this for a LOOOOOOOOOOONNNNNNGGGGG time and a LONG STORY but I'm guessing that I've been here longer than you've been using a computer. HA HA HA

So PIPE DOWN!!!

131.4.2008 15:54
r0b0t3ch
Inactive

Quote:
Originally posted by r0b0t3ch:
I can carry the spirit of ANY holiday and ANY joke no matter how ruthless it is. April Fool's Day is just dumb. This bit about Google "Flight" is dumb and those who actively participate in April Fool's are dumb. Even more, those who actually look forward to April Fool's Day and then carry it as far as possible are even DUMBER!
Jesus Christ go get laid or something if you are old enough....

Blasphemous puto!! You're gonna pay for that one when you meet your maker.

141.4.2008 16:18

And to think I actually believed this! It made as much sense as the toilet internet!

151.4.2008 17:49

Quote:
Quote:

Originally posted by r0b0t3ch: I can carry the spirit of ANY holiday and ANY joke no matter how ruthless it is. April Fool's Day is just dumb. This bit about Google "Flight" is dumb and those who actively participate in April Fool's are dumb. Even more, those who actually look forward to April Fool's Day and then carry it as far as possible are even DUMBER!

Oh wow Robotech Man, WTH was that for. STFU noob


It was for YOU for calling me a noob (at least now it is). No noob here laughing boy. Been doing this for a LOOOOOOOOOOONNNNNNGGGGG time and a LONG STORY but I'm guessing that I've been here longer than you've been using a computer. HA HA HA

So PIPE DOWN!!
Geez ppl, chill a little ;-).

...anyway...

I DO remember the toilet joke, and I hate to admit it, but I actually fell for it... It wouldn't have been so bad except for the fact that I told some friends about it, who greatly enjoyed correcting me haha!

161.4.2008 21:30

Quote:
Quote:
Originally posted by r0b0t3ch:
I can carry the spirit of ANY holiday and ANY joke no matter how ruthless it is. April Fool's Day is just dumb. This bit about Google "Flight" is dumb and those who actively participate in April Fool's are dumb. Even more, those who actually look forward to April Fool's Day and then carry it as far as possible are even DUMBER!
Oh wow Robotech Man, WTH was that for. STFU noob

It was for YOU for calling me a noob (at least now it is). No noob here laughing boy. Been doing this for a LOOOOOOOOOOONNNNNNGGGGG time and a LONG STORY but I'm guessing that I've been here longer than you've been using a computer. HA HA HA

So PIPE DOWN!!!
Im angry Now, im sorry i couldn't read all of it. im to busy laughing at this.

Quote:
I've been here longer than you've been using a computer. HA HA HA
and this doesn't count.




BTW you need to trim back that beard a bit

172.4.2008 11:50

r0b0t3ch is just mad because he thought this was for real. hahahaha

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