Record Breaking Paper Airplanes Kit

Origami
$14.95
Current Stock:
SKU:
9784805313640
Publisher:
Tuttle Publishing
ISBN:
9784805313640
Format:
Paperback & Kit
Date Published:
06/20/2017
Illustrations:
64-page 6 x 9 book and 48 double-sided color folding papers in 16 designs "
Number of Pages:
Trim Size:
8 X 10 1/4

Make paper airplanes based on the fastest, longest-flying planes in the world!

Record Breaking Paper Airplanes Kit includes paper and instructions for 16 original high-performance paper airplanes. These planes are incredibly easy to fold, and designed to push the envelope in terms of time aloft and distance thrown—based on principles exploited by record-breaking paper airplane experts.

This paper airplanes kit includes:
  • A full-color, 64-page book
  • Easy, step-by-step instructions
  • 16 unique designs
  • 48 full-color airplane folding sheets

The book opens with the history of paper airplane record-setters, followed by a fascinating primer on the principles of flight so kids can learn about the forces that enable a plane to fly and the properties that affect the duration and distance of their flights. They'll have fun coaxing better and better performances out of these optimized designs. The sky is the limit once they understand how planes actually work!

Each paper plane has simple folding instructions and corresponding custom folding papers with folding lines printed right on the sheets. Each plane can be folded up in just a few moments, so kids can start shattering records of their own right away!

This paper airplanes kit includes:
  • A full-color, 64-page book
  • Easy, step-by-step instructions
  • 16 unique designs
  • 48 full-color airplane folding sheets


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.

Kostya Vints was born and raised in Minsk, Belarus. In 1995 he received his Master degree in Product Design at Belorussian Polytechnic Academy (Minsk, Belarus). After moving to Los Angeles in 1997, he continued to pursue his career as a graphic artist and in 2002 Kostya graduated from Westwood College of Technology with an Associate degree in Graphic Design and Multimedia. He has been creating digital art for over 13 years. Kostya has produced illustrations and conceptual art for a diverse array of companies and publications worldwide.