Rubber Powered Model Airplanes: The Basic Handbook: Designing/Building/Flying

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This comprehensive manual covers rubber powered model airplanes from the simplest beginner's trainer through gradually more complex designs including winning scale and duration fliers.

Even if you have never built a model before, the simple line drawings and detailed photos will give you the tools and teach you the techniques that will result in light, sturdy model airplanes that will surprise and delight you with their sustained flights.

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Don Ross, the author, has been building models since 1942. His designs have appeared in magazines and his "Fledgling" classes have added scores of young and "retread" modelers to the active scene. Don specializes in "synthesizing" difficult technical information into straightforward "how to" basics that make experts out of rank beginners. TABLE OF CONTENTS: Introduction Canarsie Canary Wood Selection Construction Sheet Balsa Construction AMA Racer Built-Up Stick Models Covering Propellers AND Nose Blocks Freewheeling And Folding Props Rubber Flight Trimming Scale Models Scale Details Other Scale Types Duration Models CO2 and Electric Designing Your Own Rubber Models Appendix

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Book Description Aeronautical Publishers. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Paperback. 168 pages. Dimensions: 8.0in. x 5.7in. x 0.5in.This comprehensive manual covers rubber powered model airplanes from a beginners simple trainer through gradually more complex designs, including winning scale and duration fliers. Even if youve never built a model, the simple line drawings and detailed photos give you the tools and techniques to build light, sturdy models that will surprise and delight you with their sustained flights. Some Important Topics Covered Include Plans for two all-sheet balsa models that can be built in hours and are capable of flights exceeding one minute indoors or out. Plans for stick and tissue models that gradually introduce the builder to more complex projects. Many techniques that can be used to simplify construction, add strength, and reduce weight. Propeller construction and design simplified so every novice can build and even design contest winning props. The secrets of flight trimming as the experts do it. Numerous ideas on how to add terrific scale details. The ABCs of how to design your own models including Canards, Bi-planes, and Flying Wings. Its all herethe models, materials, and methods. Learn how to work with the various materials and adhesives and how to choose the right ones for every type of model. This book shows you the difference between kits and scratch building, and how to modify any kit for better endurance and appearance. Don started building models in 1942. His designs have appeared in magazines and his Fledgling classes have added scores of young and retread modelers to the active scene. Don specializes in synthesizing difficult technical information into simple, straightforward how-to basics that make experts out of rank beginners. Rubber Powered Model Airplanes takes the mystery out of building successful free flight models. Whether youre thinking of building a kit, or considering an original design; whether you build for fun or competitionthis books for you! THE book I would recommend to anyone, of any age, starting out in free flight. National Free Flight Digest A tool to bring aeromodeling to the public. Flying Models Magazine Universal. Good value for the bookshelf. Aero Modeller Magazine This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. Paperback. Bookseller Inventory # 9780938716198

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