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The World Record Paper Airplane Book Paperback – November 16, 2006


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Product Details

  • Age Range: Baby and up
  • Paperback: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Workman Publishing Company; Csm Rev Ex edition (November 16, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0761143831
  • ISBN-13: 978-0761143833
  • Product Dimensions: 8.6 x 0.6 x 10.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (76 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #11,778 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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“It’s time to toss those boring white paper airplanes and buy The World Record Paper Airplane Book”—Hemispheres magazine

From the Back Cover

Now completely revised and expanded, with new models, new full-color graphics, and new know-how, this is the irresistible bestseller that marries the fun of making paper airplanes with the hard science of aeronautical engineering. The result? The perfect collection for novice and frequent flier alike. It features:
•A hangar's worth of different designs, from the basic dart to a biplane, autogyro, and the famous World Record Paper Airplane
•112 ready-to-fold airplanes with attention-grabbing full-color graphics
•An improved and expanded primer on the principles of flight, including weight vs. lift, drag vs. thrust, and adjustments for greater stability
• Everything you need to know about the all-important throw—how to match throwing technique with the right model
•Aerobatics: how to perform circles, loops, dives, and other stunts
• How to organize (and win!) paper airplane contests
•Plus a flight log and pull-out runway

Customer Reviews

Great for hours and hours of fun.
BirdingIt
This is a good addition to my collection of paper airplane and flying origami books.
N. D. Graham
My 10 year old grandson LOVES this book!
William L. Bush

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

13 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Julia S. Hall on January 6, 2009
Format: Paperback
This book was the best gift my son received for Christmas--far surpassed any toy, and it entertained him his whole school break. He loves paper airplanes, and the author of this book gives a delightful account of his lifelong love of paper airplanes. He gives three copies of each airplane, so when you rip one or even two, you still have another! They fly, are fun, and are easy to fold. We will be giving this book to others as a gift for years to come!
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Dawn on May 3, 2008
Format: Paperback
I think we own every one of these books, and we love them. My 5-yr-old son can do most of them on his own. We've been buying them for birthday gifts for everyone and they are a big hit.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By James Norton on June 28, 2009
Format: Paperback
if you not a pureist (only folding with 1 A4 sheet paper) then this is the perfect book for you. Planes are the craft orientated type.
This means, getting down and tricky, using glue, tape, paperclips etc.
Probably the best choice of book for Kids, as the book comes with pre-coloured sheets at the back to use.
this book will still amase you with what cam be done with paper.
Ken Blackburn himself i have meet and u couldn't find a nicers guy, 'Salt of the earth'. And unlike the current world record holder, he's been quite happy to share his secrets since his WR. (which is inclueded in this book).

Australian Paper Plane Champ
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By jessica on September 19, 2014
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This book doesn't teach you how to make paper airplanes it just has ones that you can tear out and fold on the lines.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Lanier Dodson on February 9, 2014
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We gave this book to our grand kids. They got a kick out of it, and it works for a range of ages. The 14-year old immediately started reading the theory then moved on to making the space shuttle. The youngest made the box-wing airplane (with a little help) and was pleased that his flew farther than his older brother's space shuttle.

It is really nice that it has multiple copies of each model printed on tear-out sheets (especially good for us, since it has 4 copies, and we have 4 grand kids in that family).
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By ark76 on March 23, 2010
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My son and his friends have been making paper airplanes for months. The step by step guide is easy for the 9 year olds to follow and the lined paper with graphics is cool. Having multiple copies of each page is helpful so friends can all make the same planes. Now that he has learned the planes and techniques, he can recreate them using regular paper. This is his favorite present of the year and one we will be giving for birthday gifts. Don't just buy 1.
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My 6 year old considers himself a paper airplane making expert so he was very excited to get this book.

Pros:
1. Exciting, colorful paper airplanes (if you can manage to make them).
2. Directions are clear and easy enough for my 6 year old to follow.

Cons:
1. Some of the perforated edges cut into the design destroying the plane before you even try to remove the paper from the book.
2. It's nearly impossible to remove the pages from the book without ripping (and thus destroying) the paper airplane before you even start. Part of this is due to Con #1 (stated above) and part of it is due to the poor function of the perforated edges.
3. In some of the designs, the lines on the front of the design do not match the lines on the back of the design. So, there is some guesswork required in figuring out where to fold and cut.

Of note:
1. There are 20 different designs for you to make with a few copies of each design. This comes in handy when you rip a tiny piece of the page while carefully trying to remove it from the book. (See Con #2).
2. The Cons are not deal breakers. I still recommend this book. Just be prepared to be very frustrated.
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We've purchased a number of paper airplane books, and this is by far our favorite. If you are interested in the basics of how planes fly, it has a brief introduction. Then it has a section that talks about the different paper models. Some of them are inspired on historic airplanes, and the authors give little pieces of trivia on those. For each plane they also explain how the plane will fly, the best way to throw them, and adjustments to make if the plane doesn't fly as expected.
The last section includes colorful paper, with cool designs. There are several copies of each airplane (so perfect for a small group of kids), and the instructions are clear to follow by anyone 6 years and up (maybe even younger). They are simple - most only need folding - and fun to fly.
Highly recommended for hours of fun and educational value.
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