Gliding Flight

Gliding Flight

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by John M. Collins
     
 

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THE GLIDING FLIGHT is a return to paper airplane basics: one person, one piece of paper, and a few folds later, one airplane. Using a refreshingly inventive approach to designs and flying characteristics, you can make 20 original paper planes, such as the Stealth, the Wind Devil, the Glart, and the Skid Kid. The book's flip-book animation demonstrates the basic

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THE GLIDING FLIGHT is a return to paper airplane basics: one person, one piece of paper, and a few folds later, one airplane. Using a refreshingly inventive approach to designs and flying characteristics, you can make 20 original paper planes, such as the Stealth, the Wind Devil, the Glart, and the Skid Kid. The book's flip-book animation demonstrates the basic origami folds, with clear step-by-step assembly for each design. A crease here and there is all you need to create high-performance aircraft — no scissors, no glue. In the current age of electronic toys, THE GLIDING LIGHT proves you can still have fun with a simple sheet of paper and a little imagination.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781580087261
Publisher:
Potter/Ten Speed/Harmony
Publication date:
09/28/2005
Pages:
160
Sales rank:
544,955
Product dimensions:
9.29(w) x 7.39(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range:
11 - 13 Years

Meet the Author

JOHN M. COLLINS has been flying paper airplanes over and around California’s Marin County and San Francisco for more than 20 years. John is currently the news production supervisor for KRON TV in San Francisco, having directed their newscasts for 18 years. In addition to inventing world-class paper airplanes, John also enjoys origami, boomerangs, windsurfing, stunt kites, and screenwriting.

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Gliding Flight 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
John Collins teaches you how to fold his second international origami paper plane distance competition(held in spain)winner, the Starfighter!you can use two peices of paper to make the Interlock Biplane, make a Twin Jet Plane with engines, or make stunts with the Catapult launch!18 other planes are available in the book!It also explains the theory of flight,and adjustments to the plane.It is amust-read for origami fans!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is the best paper arplane book youle find. It has 20 great flying arplains. My faveorit is the starfighter it one the distence catagory in the Second International Origami Paper Arplain compotition in Zaragoza Spain. this book makes a great preaset and any oragomy lover will like it but some models are a bitcomlacated coplacated. please get this book!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is an excellent book that I use and look at everyday. If you buy this you won't get bored for a long time. It is very well written and easy to understand. It's not just about building them. It talks about the four elements of flight, too,which I enjoyed reading. This book was money well spent.