The Paper Air Force 25 Easy-To-Make, Complete Designs

By: Vogt, Michael

Price: $20.00

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B&W Illustrations; This is an oversized paperback book with illustrated covers. The book is in Very Good+ condition The spine ends and corners of the book covers have some beginning bumping and rubbing. There is a small square patch of color lifted by the bottom front corner where a price tag was removed. The text pages are clean and bright. "The origin of folded paper gliders is generally considered to be of Ancient China, although there is equal evidence that the refinement and development of folded gliders took place in equal measure in Japan. Certainly, manufacture of paper on a widespread scale took place in China 500 BCE, and origami and paper folding became popular within a century of this period, approximately 460-390 BCE. It is impossible to ascertain where and in what form the first paper aircraft were constructed, or even the first paper plane's form. For over a thousand years after this, paper aircraft were the dominant man-made heavier-than-air craft whose principles could be readily appreciated, though thanks to their high drag coefficients, not of an exceptional performance when gliding over long distances. The pioneers of powered flight have all studied paper model aircraft in order to design larger machines. Da Vinci wrote of the building of a model plane out of parchment, and of testing some of his early ornithopter, an aircraft that flies by flapping wings, and parachute designs using paper models. " (from Wikipedia)

Title: The Paper Air Force 25 Easy-To-Make, Complete Designs

Author Name: Vogt, Michael

Categories: Toys And Games,

Edition: 1st Edition; 1st Printing

Publisher: Chicago, IL, Contemporary Books: 1989

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: Very Good+

Seller ID: A37742

Keywords: Toys And Games Michael Vogt Paper Airplanes Aviation Folded Paper Origami Models Toys and games,