Build and Pilot Your Own Walkalong Gliders (Build Your Own) (Paperback)

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Build and Pilot Your Own Walkalong Gliders (Build Your Own) (Paperback)


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Go way beyond paper airplanes--with gliders you can control

Paper airplanes are designed to be built and tossed.The walkalong gliders in this book are designed to let you actually pilot them as you push them along on a wave of air. Become an accomplished glider designer and aviator with this do-it-yourself guide. Detailed step-by-step instructions illustrated with hundreds of photographs show you how to build six different types of controllable gliders. All the materials you need can be found aroundthe house or purchased very inexpensively. Each design comes with specific instructions on how to climb and turn, from the simple paper airplane designs to handling the Jumbo's four-foot wingspan.

Inside you'll find:

  • Step-by-step instructions for building six unique walkalong gliders
    • Tumblewing
    • Paper airplane surfer
    • X-surfer
    • Jumbo
    • Butterfly glider
    • Baby bug
  • Guidance on how to gracefully take off, maintain altitude, steer, maneuver, and land your creations
  • Tips for putting on fun competitions at school or in your neighborhood

Philip Rossoni is a commercial glider pilot and has flown as a test pilot, evaluating prototype thermal detection devices for Airborne Research Associates. He volunteers in the Exhibit Hall Interpretation Department at the Museum of Science, Boston, helping museum visitors learn to fly walkalong gliders.
Product Details ISBN: 9780071790550
ISBN-10: 0071790551
Publisher: McGraw Hill Tab
Publication Date: July 31st, 2012
Pages: 256
Language: English
Series: Build Your Own