Format: Trade Paperback
Dimensions: 224 Pages, 8.27 × 10.63 × 0.39 in
Published: October 19, 1994
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 1563056313
ISBN - 13: 9781563056314
Table of Contents
Introduction: History of the World Record Paper Airplane A Whirlwind Tour of Aerodynamics Making a Paper Airplane Best-Bet Throwing Techniques Optimal Airfields The Art of Aerobatics Competitive Flying Folding and Fine-Tuning Instructions Flight Log The Hangar--The Planes Themselves
From the Publisher
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 Jacket
Combining the fun of making a piece of paper fly with the science of aeronautical engineering, here is an all-you-need (and then some) book for beginners and experienced flyers alike. Written with soaring enthusiasm by the world-record holder, it includes: 16 different designs, from the basic dart to a bi-plane, an autogyro, and a replica of the NASA Space Shuttle 100 full-color ready-to-fold airplanes A primer on the principles of flight, including weight vs. lift, drag vs. thrust, and adjustments for greater stability The all-important throw--learn to match throwing technique with the right model Aerobatics: how to perform circles, loops, dives, and other stunts Competitive flying Plus a tear-out Runway and custom Flight Log It''s everything you need to top 18.80 seconds. If you dare.
About the Author
Ken Blackburn is an aerospace engineer and the Guinness World
Record holder for paper airplane time aloft (27.60 seconds). He
works for Jacobs Engineering (Sverdrup division) at Eglin Air Force
Base in Florida, performing research on small, unmanned air
Jeff Lammers is an engineer and entrepreneur based in Florida.
He flies small planes in his spare time.
From Our Editors
For beginners and experienced flyers alike, here is everything needed to foldand fly 80 full-color airplanes. Includes five copies each of 16 models, plusa pull-out full-color landing strip and flight log