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Build and Pilot Your Own Walkalong Gliders

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ISBN-10: 0071790551

ISBN-13: 9780071790550

Edition: 2012

Authors: Philip Rossoni

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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 Glidersputs 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…    
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Book details

List price: $20.00
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
Publication date: 7/31/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 256
Size: 7.40" wide x 9.10" long x 0.60" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

About the Author
Foreword
Preface
Acknowledgments
Tumblewing
Assembly
Launching the Tumblewing
Keeping Your Tumblewing in the Air
Generating an Updraft with the Paddle
Steer Your Tumblewing
Make Your Tumblewing Fly Higher
Fly Your Tumblewing Indoors
Theory
Experiment 1: Wing Loading of Tumblewings
Experiment 2: Rotation Rate of a Tumblewing
Paper Airplane Surfer
Assembly
Trim the Paper Airplane Surfer
Trimming the Paper Airplane Surfer about the Pitch Axis
Trimming the Paper Airplane Surfer about the Roll Axis
Keep Your Paper Airplane Surfer in the Air
Steer Your Paper Airplane Surfer
Make Your Paper Airplane Surfer Climb
Make a Paddle Launcher
Assembly
Launch the Airplane from the Paddle Launcher
Theory
Experiment 1: Paper Grain Direction
Experiment 2: Wing Loading of Different Designs
X-Surfer
Assembly
Trim Your X-Surfer
Sustain Your X-Surfer in Flight
Steer Your X-Surfer
Make Your X-Surfer Climb
Theory
Jumbo
Assembly
Trim the Jumbo
Sustain the Jumbo in Flight
Steer the Jumbo
Theory
Butterfly Glider
Assembly
Trimming Your Butterfly Glider
Flying Your Butterfly Glider
Theory
Baby Bug
Assembly
Trimming the Baby Bug
Sustaining the Baby Bug
Theory
Hot Wire Cutter for Thin Slicing Polystyrene Foam Blocks
Assembly
More Fun with Walkalong Gliders
Controlling Your Glider, from Takeoff to Landing
Flying Straight and Level (Harder than You Think)
Approaching the Landing Site (Turns Relative to Ground Markers)
Landing Your Walkalong Glider
Walkalong Glider Competitions
Newcomer-Oriented Walkalong Glider Competitions
Types of Competitions
Advanced Walkalong Glider Competitions
Ideas for Presenting Walkalong Gliding
Making Supplies for Building Tumblewings
Getting People Interested
Walkalong Glider Flying Lessons
Demonstrating Walkalong Glider Construction
Conclusion
Glossary
Index