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The Resource Planes for brains : 28 innovative origami airplane designs, Michael G. LaFosse, Richard L. Alexander

Planes for brains : 28 innovative origami airplane designs, Michael G. LaFosse, Richard L. Alexander

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Planes for brains : 28 innovative origami airplane designs
Title
Planes for brains
Title remainder
28 innovative origami airplane designs
Statement of responsibility
Michael G. LaFosse, Richard L. Alexander
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Language
eng
Summary
  • "Enthralled with origami from a young age, master designer Michael LaFosse has used those skills to design and perfect paper airplanes for decades. In Planes for Brains, LaFosse presents 28 original models that incorporate innovative functional and aesthetic details--like faceted flaps, ailerons, canards and spoilers that really work. The sense of proportion and balance, and an ingenious nose and fuselage locking system, define these signature models, which are sure to become instant classics. In addition to teaching the skills to create the planes, this book provides expert advice on: * How to select and prepare the best folding paper for each plane * How to balance aesthetics, performance and fun when designing your own planes * Helpful tips on control surfaces, and how to manipulate them for the best flights * Tips on launching different types of planes to get the best possible glide * A discussion of aerodynamics and how it relates to paper airplane performance "--
  • "Origami airplane master designer Michael LaFosse proudly presents this collection of 28 exciting models, which he has developed and perfected over a period of several decades. All the planes are great to fly and fun to fold, and boast elegant, timeless lines. The incorporation of innovative functional and aesthetic details--like faceted flaps, ailerons, canards and spoilers that really work--are the hallmarks of LaFosse airplanes! The sense of proportion and balance, and an ingenious nose and fuselage locking system, define these signature models, which are sure to become instant classics. This book contains detailed step-by-step instructions for different styles of planes that exhibit unique behaviors: * Graceful broad wings like the Art Deco Wing appear to float in mid-air forever * Solid darts like the Fuselage-Lock Sweet Dart zip along with impressive accuracy * Stylish hybrids like the Chuck Finn and the Nifty-Fifty evoke space vehicles or 1950s finned automobiles In addition to teaching you to make the planes, the book engages readers' minds with expert advice on: * How to select and prepare the best folding paper for each plane * How to balance aesthetics, performance and fun when designing your own planes * Helpful tips on control surfaces, and how to manipulate them for the best flights * Tips on launching different types of planes to get the best possible glide * A discussion of aerodynamics and how it relates to paper airplane performance *A glossary of technical terms, material resources, and much more! The folding fun stays aloft with a companion DVD containing video origami lessons for all of the projects in the book. Pause and replay the steps as needed and let Michael LaFosse guide you through the lesson for each airplane at your own pace"--
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Literary form
non fiction
Label
Planes for brains : 28 innovative origami airplane designs, Michael G. LaFosse, Richard L. Alexander
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Publication
Accompanying material
1 videodisc (4 3/4 in.)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Machine generated contents note: CONTENTS -- Foreword: A Passion for Origami Planes -- Introduction: Paper Airplane Fun -- Chapter 1: Selecting and Preparing Your Paper -- Chapter 2: Masterful Folding Techniques -- Chapter 3: Designing Exceptional Paper Airplanes -- Chapter 4: The Planes: -- The Stacked Over Logan -- The Chuck Finn -- The Finger Winger -- The Art-Deco Wing -- The Shuttle Dart -- The Arrow -- The Rodney -- The Stormin' Norman -- The Flying Fox -- The F-102 Delta Jet -- The F-14 Tomcat -- The Sky Cruiser -- The Transfusion -- The Lock Nose Darts -- Lock Nose Dart: US Letter Paper Variation A -- Lock Nose Dart: US Letter Paper Variation B -- Lock Nose Dart: Square Paper Version -- Lock Nose Dart: A4 Letter Paper Version -- The Double-Flap Nose Lock Glider -- The Pelican -- The Nifty Fifty -- The House Fly -- The Canard Cruiser -- The Fuselage-Lock Sweet Dart -- The Safe-T-Dart -- The STDC (Safe-T-Dart with Canard) -- The Whisker Jet -- The Duck Bill Dollar Canard -- The Maple Seed -- Chapter 5: Hosting a Paper Airplane Competition
Control code
7ocm01811962
Dimensions
29 cm +
Extent
96 pages
Isbn
9784805311493
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2011013637
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
color illustrations
Label
Planes for brains : 28 innovative origami airplane designs, Michael G. LaFosse, Richard L. Alexander
Publication
Accompanying material
1 videodisc (4 3/4 in.)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Machine generated contents note: CONTENTS -- Foreword: A Passion for Origami Planes -- Introduction: Paper Airplane Fun -- Chapter 1: Selecting and Preparing Your Paper -- Chapter 2: Masterful Folding Techniques -- Chapter 3: Designing Exceptional Paper Airplanes -- Chapter 4: The Planes: -- The Stacked Over Logan -- The Chuck Finn -- The Finger Winger -- The Art-Deco Wing -- The Shuttle Dart -- The Arrow -- The Rodney -- The Stormin' Norman -- The Flying Fox -- The F-102 Delta Jet -- The F-14 Tomcat -- The Sky Cruiser -- The Transfusion -- The Lock Nose Darts -- Lock Nose Dart: US Letter Paper Variation A -- Lock Nose Dart: US Letter Paper Variation B -- Lock Nose Dart: Square Paper Version -- Lock Nose Dart: A4 Letter Paper Version -- The Double-Flap Nose Lock Glider -- The Pelican -- The Nifty Fifty -- The House Fly -- The Canard Cruiser -- The Fuselage-Lock Sweet Dart -- The Safe-T-Dart -- The STDC (Safe-T-Dart with Canard) -- The Whisker Jet -- The Duck Bill Dollar Canard -- The Maple Seed -- Chapter 5: Hosting a Paper Airplane Competition
Control code
7ocm01811962
Dimensions
29 cm +
Extent
96 pages
Isbn
9784805311493
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2011013637
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
color illustrations

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