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


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Set Your Imagination Soaring with this DIY Guide to Designing and Making Controllable Model Flying Machines WAY more fun and involved than mere build-and-toss paper airplanes, walkalong gliders create the experience of controlled, sustained flight powered by a wave of air. Build and Pilot Your Own Walkalong Gliders puts you at the controls of model flying machines that you build from ordinary materials

Walkalong gliders are a fun and fascinating way to learn the principles of flight — and this is the most complete hands-on, fully illustrated guide to the hobby. Author Philip Rossoni is a licensed glider test pilot who also teaches Museum of Science, Boston visitors how to make and fly walkalong gliders. And in this book he offers explanations and step-by-step instruction on everything from the science of flight to the design and construction of walkalong gliders to piloting tips and tricks to the different types of competitions that users can stage at home, school, or anywhere. Puts the fun of controlled model aircraft flight in anyone's reach — without expensive materials, fuel, or electrical parts Complete instructions for building and piloting gliders ranging from the miniscule Tumblewing Trainer to the mammoth four-foot wingspan Jumbo Great activity guide for all ages, with operation and safety instruction for teachers, youth organization leaders, and parents, as well as diagrams and guidance on how to conduct walkalong glider competitions and events Includes exclusive online access to how-to videos that show these amazing contraptions in action

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Rossoni, Philip
McGraw-Hill/Tab Electronics
Aviation-Flight Instruction and Aerodynamics
Crafts-Paper Craft
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