This presentation on April Fools 2009 shows the towel, a cheaply made model airplane system that can be used abd abused. It has a devout following that tests novel flying machines in Brooklyn's Mccaren Park. This was filmed at NYC's location1.org art space.
Breck Baldwin and Splinter: The Towel
The Towel is a scratch built model airplane consisting of foam, trash, $100 worth of motor/prop/rc gear etc and 3 hours building time. It flies great and its primary goal is to channel everyone's inner 8 year old. It also serves as the foundation for an excellent night flier (to be demonstrated), aerial video vehicle and has excellent repairability and crash tolerance.
filmed and edited by Content Content (greg dorsainville & joe frey)
Filmed @ Location1.org April 1st, 2009
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