The great international paper airplane book
Paper airplanes as serious science? No longer shamefully relegated to the back rows of elementary-school sports stadiums, paper airplanes come into their own with this amusing-and instructive-book. The Great International Paper Airplane Book documents the proceedings of the first (and possibly only) International Paper Airplane Competition conducted by Scientific American. In addition to the behind-the-scenes story and official records of the Competition, readers will discover intriguing mini-essays on the historical, aesthetic, technological, and folkloric aspects of the paper airplane and on its startling implications for the future of aviation. Best of all, there are dozens of cut-fold-and-fly-them-yourself planes to experiment with. Combining real science with outright fun, this book appeals to paper airplane enthusiasts and would-be aviators of every age.
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1st International Paper Aero aerodynamics aeroplanes air travel aircraft Barclays Bank biplane California Capt Captain Barnaby center line chutes slow Crease darts delta wing distance flown dotted line Droug duration aloft entrants feet flight Fold at center Fold corners Frederick Hooven Gerard Piel glider Gossage Hall hallways Hazen Herklots International Paper Airplane James Sakoda JERRY MANDER Jim Noble Laitone laughed launched learned Leonardo Lockheed Lufthaven magazine ment mental escape nose Oak Brook origami Orville Wright paper air Paper Airplane Competition paper airplane design paper glider paper plane ping pong balls plane competition plane designs Prof Professor Refold Rietz ring air foil Rufus Porter Saint of paper Sakoda San Francisco Scientific American Stephen Fischer subcompetitions supersonic supersonic transport tested thick wing thin wing things tific American's tion Trophy Wilbur wind tunnel Wing detached wings of paper winners York