High-Performance Paper Airplanes Kit

Origami
$14.95
Current Stock:
SKU:
9780804843072
Publisher:
Tuttle Publishing
ISBN:
9780804843072
Format:
Paperback & Kit
Date Published:
03/12/2013
Illustrations:
10 models; 48-pp. 6 X 9 full-color booklet; twelve 7 1/2 X 9 3/4 full-color, 2-sided die-cut cards; rubber band & dowel catapult
Number of Pages:
Trim Size:
10 X 8

Fold and fire aerodynamic paper airplanes dozens of feet into the air with this easy origami kit.

High-Performance Paper Airplanes presents a collection of realistic origami paper airplanes from well-known author and paper aviation expert Andrew Dewar. Dewar has spent decades perfecting the art of folding easy paper airplanes that both look great and fly well. This new series takes paper airplanes to new heights—literally! The planes can be fired high into the air with a rubber band launcher and are designed to circle down for a long time. The airplane designs are also printed in full-color on both sides and precut, so you just need to push them out and assemble them using a bit of glue. Although fun for folders of any age, these paper plane designs are so uncomplicated that they can be considered "origami-for-kids" projects and are a great way to learn origami.

The origami airplanes range from simple designs that can be construct in under a minute to detailed scale replicas that look and fly like the real thing. The included instructional origami book not only explains how to assemble each plane, but how to fine-tune it to coax the best performance. Helpful tips for hosting competitions with your friends and suggestions for designing your own origami airplane models are also included.

This paper airplanes kit contains:
  • Rubberband catapult
  • 46 page, full-color origami book
  • Clear step-by-step instructions
  • Tips on building and flying paper planes
  • 10 pre-cut paper airplane models
  • Special, durable lightweight cardstock
  • Colorful and realistic designs
Fun to make and fantastic to fly, these beautiful models are guaranteed to turn heads and draw a crowd of spectators every time you fly them. Using the rubber-band catapult and with a bit of practice, you'll be able to launch paper planes that remain aloft for 30 to 60 seconds—and more!

Paper airplane models include:
  • Hornet
  • Tiger
  • Eclipse
  • Zero
  • Corsair
  • And many more…


About the Author:
Andrew Dewar was born in Toronto, Ontario, and graduated from Ryerson Polytechnic Institute (B.A. Journalism) and University of Toronto (M.A. Japanese Studies, Library and Information Science) before moving to Japan in 1988. After completing his doctoral studies in library science at Keio University, he joined the faculty of a junior college in Japan. Soon after arriving in Japan he rediscovered his childhood love of designing and flying paper airplanes. His passion for paper airplanes led him to become president of the Fukushima Paper Airplane Club. Dewar has published over 30 paper crafting books and kits. He also teaches paper airplane workshops and does seminars at schools, libraries, community centers and museums. He lived and taught library science in Fukushima, Japan, until the giant earthquake and nuclear accident in March 2011, when the city became unsafe. After a brief stay in Canada, he's returned with his family to Gifu, Japan.