- Paperback: 271 pages
- Publisher: Ron Williams; 1st edition (1984)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0879051612
- ISBN-13: 978-0879051617
- Product Dimensions: 8.4 x 5.8 x 0.7 inches
- Shipping Weight: 12.6 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,357,597 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Building and Flying Indoor Model Airplanes Paperback – 1984
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The author obviously put an enormous amount of effort into it, and it will be very useful to anyone who wants to begin building these fragile and beautiful models.
The book is almost an inch thick, and contains detailed instructions on almost every step involved in building indoor models. If you've never built a completely successful rubber-power model plane before, this book might be a really good place to start. The first chapter starts with a beginner's model. Subsequent chapters cover more advanced topics, up to the world-championship F1D class. You could easily go from any skill level to being able to build any model in the book, using only the instructions and plans given in the book.
Although the book concentrates on rubber duration, there is also a chapter on scale models and one on hand-launched gliders. There are many illustrations and they're excellent (I think the author is an architect).
The only thing wrong with this book is that it is now getting old. For example, chapters two and three which describe the easy-bee class, were obviously written at a time when the class was was less competitive than it is today. Nevertheless, the building and flying information given in the book is pretty timeless. People who want more up-to-date information should probably buy Lew Gitlow's more recent book as well.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This is My favourite indoor model airplane book. The illustrations, included plans are very engaging. Read morePublished 8 months ago by David Boswell
The book is fine but the description of it is not that accurate. It is not as good as it was described.Published 10 months ago by Kathryn Pall
Pictures were good. Comprehensive and informative, but able to be followed. Happy with the purchase. Will motivate us to give it a go.Published on March 3, 2014 by gayle Russell
Excellent reference book for indoor flyer beginer. Easy to understand with a lot of clear drawings. Provided very detailed information of how to build light weight indoor plane,... Read morePublished on October 23, 2011 by Vincent