FLY A PIECE OF HISTORY
12 Models - 30 Planes - 12 Display Stands
Presenting the greatest hits of powered aviation - here are easy-to-make, accurate, and airworthy replicas of 12 historically important planes. There's the Wright Flyer, changing aviation history with a 12-second maiden voyage. The Fokker Dr.I Triplane, famously and perhaps fatally painted bright red by the Red Baron, Manfred Von Richthofen. Plus the Ryan NYP - Spirit of St. Louis, Bell X-1, and Rutan/Yeager Voyager, the only aircraft ever to circle the globe without refueling, setting eight world records and returning to Edwards Air Force Base with a mere 18 gallons of fuel to spare. With 30 planes in all, there are at least two full-colored copies of each model - one for flying, one for show - plus fold-up stands to display them. Each model is meticulously detailed and comes with comprehensive folding instructions, along with tips on how to achieve the best flight. Includes a brief history of aviation, chart of famous aviators, stats, and specs. It's an air and space museum, ready to cut, fold, glue, and fly.
|Publisher:||Workman Publishing Company, Inc.|
|Product dimensions:||8.54(w) x 11.02(h) x 0.48(d)|
About the Author
Ken Blackburn is an aerospace engineer and the Guinness World Record holder for paper airplane time aloft (27.60 seconds). He works for Jacobs Engineering (Sverdrup division) at Eglin Air Force Base in Florida, performing research on small, unmanned air vehicles.
Jeff Lammers is an engineer and entrepreneur based in Florida. He flies small planes in his spare time.
Table of Contents
History of Aviation (4) Wright Flyer (14) Fokker Dr.I Triplane (18) Ryan NYP-Spirit of St. Louis (22) Douglas DC-3 (26) North American P-51 Mustang (30) Bell X-1 (34) Boeing 747 (38) British Aerospace/Aerospatiale Concorde (42) Boeing F-15 Eagle (46) Cessna 172 Skyhawk (50) Rutan/Yeager Voyager (54) Rockwell International Shuttle Spacecraft (58) Making and Flying the Planes (62) Making the Stands (63) The Hangar (64) The Planes and the Display Stands (65)
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