About this title:
It’s the classic, world’s bestselling paper airplane book, grounded in the aerodynamics of paper and abounding with fun. The World Record Paper Airplane Book raises paper airplane making to a unique, unexpected art. This new edition boasts four brand-new models: Stiletto, Spitfire, Galactica, and Sting Ray. Added to its hangar of proven fliers—including Valkyrie, Hammerhead, Vortex, Condor, Pterodactyl, and, of course, the famous World Record Paper Airplane—that makes twenty airworthy designs. Each is swathed in all-new, attention-grabbing graphics and is ready to tear out, fold, and fly. There are at least five models for each design and all-important instructions for how to adjust and throw each plane for best flight.
But the planes are just the beginning. The book features tons of cool information on aerodynamics, competitions, and designing your own high-performing models. Readers will learn why paper airplanes fly (and why they crash), the history of Ken Blackburn’s world record, and how to organize and win contests. Also included is a flight log and pull-out runway for practicing accuracy.
Text by Ken Blackburn; Plane Designs by Ken Blackburn and Jeff Lammers. With the proper amount of lift, the thrust of a good throw, very little drag, and stability, stability, stability (check those elevators and fins!), you just might do it: fly a paper airplane into the record books. Ken Blackburn did. Now this aerospace engineer and paper airplane world record-holder since 1983 teams up with Jeff Lammers, a mechanical engineer, to create an everything-you-need resource for beginning and experienced flyers alike. Mixing science, innovation, and their catching enthusiasm, the world record paper airplane book features: sixteen models, with five full-color versions of each, a full-color pull-out landing strip for accuracy practice, and a flight log. Selection of the Aviator's Guild Book Club, Doubleday Book Club, Astronomy Book Club, and Library of Science Book Club. 773,000 copies in print.
From the Publisher:
With over a million copies in print, Workman's PAPER AIRPLANE BOOKS have taken off. Developed by Ken Blackburn, the Guinness Book of World Records paper airplane record holder, and Jeff Lammers, a mechanical engineer, the three books in the series are providing hours of fun all around the country. Each book includes a wealth of information, instructions, trivia-and lots of spectacular paper airplanes just waiting to be cut out and given a chance to soar. Also in the series: POCKET FLYERS PAPER AIRPLANE BOOK, with 74 Lilliputian-sized planes for small spaces; and KIDS' PAPER AIRPLANE BOOK, including games, activities, and 76 full-color planes.
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