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The World Record Paper Airplane Book - Ken Blackburn

The World Record Paper Airplane Book


Published: 1st August 2006
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Product Description

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.

"It's time to toss those boring white paper airplanes and buy The World Record Paper Airplane Book"--Hemispheres magazine

History of the World Record Paper Airplanep. 4
A Whirlwind Tour of Aerodynamicsp. 11
Why Paper Airplanes Flyp. 11
Why Paper Airplanes Crashp. 12
Making Paper Airplanesp. 16
Fearless Foldingp. 16
The Importance of Fine-Tuningp. 17
Designing Your Own Paper Airplanesp. 18
Best-Bet Throwing Techniquesp. 21
What Makes a Paper Airplane Fly the Farthest?p. 23
Optimal Airfieldsp. 24
Flying at Home or in the Officep. 24
Flying Outdoorsp. 26
Flying in Large Indoor Areasp. 28
The Art of Aerobaticsp. 29
Circlesp. 29
Loopsp. 30
Dives and Tailslidesp. 31
Competitive Flyingp. 32
Organizing a Contestp. 32
Taking Home the Trophyp. 35
Folding and Fine-Tuning Instructionsp. 37
General Guidelinesp. 37
The Basic Square Planep. 38
The Basic Dartp. 40
The Stunt Planep. 42
The Eaglep. 44
The Chopperp. 46
The Interceptorp. 48
The Stratusp. 50
The Vortexp. 52
The Shuttlep. 54
The Hammerheadp. 56
The World Record Paper Airplanep. 58
The Camelp. 60
The Phantomp. 62
The Galacticap. 64
The Valkyriep. 66
The Falconp. 68
The Stilettop. 70
The Metropolisp. 72
The Flying Wingp. 74
The Spitfirep. 76
Flight Logp. 78
The Hangar-The Planes Themselvesp. 81
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ISBN: 9780761143833
ISBN-10: 0761143831
Audience: Children
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: 1st August 2006
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 27.4 x 21.7  x 1.5
Weight (kg): 0.82