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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.
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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.From the Back Cover:
Now completely revised and expanded, with new models, new full-color graphics, and new know-how, this is the irresistible bestseller that marries the fun of making paper airplanes with the hard science of aeronautical engineering. The result? The perfect collection for novice and frequent flier alike. It features:
·A hangar's worth of different designs, from the basic dart to a biplane, autogyro, and the famous World Record Paper Airplane
·112 ready-to-fold airplanes with attention-grabbing full-color graphics
·An improved and expanded primer on the principles of flight, including weight vs. lift, drag vs. thrust, and adjustments for greater stability
· Everything you need to know about the all-important throw—how to match throwing technique with the right model
·Aerobatics: how to perform circles, loops, dives, and other stunts
· How to organize (and win!) paper airplane contests
·Plus a flight log and pull-out runway
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Book Description Workman Publishing Company, 1994. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M1563056313
Book Description Workman Publishing Company, 1994. Paperback. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P111563056313
Book Description Workman Publishing Company. PAPERBACK. Condition: New. 1563056313 Dispatched from London. Seller Inventory # Z1563056313ZN