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The Slowest fall / simple aerodynamics

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1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

The problem is to construct a model out of ordinary materials such as paper, blotting paper, foil, tights and so on, that is supposed to fall along about 3 metre long runner with as longest time as possible. (with the inspirations like maple seed)


3. The attempt at a solution

I was thinking about a paper towel parachute with holes in it that would keep the air circulation not to swing around... Or the propeller model with tube (has to have a hole for attaching it to the runner) and 3 blades like in helicopter...

What is the best way to use air resistance in this case?
I'm sorry for such dumb questions =_=,
thank you
 
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"to fall along about 3 metre long runner with as longest time as possible."

Please elaborate...
 
There is a line attached to a celling and there should be a hole in the model so that it goes along a restricted space (to measure time equally)
 

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