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Build and Pilot Your Own Walkalong Gliders By Philip Rossoni

Build and Pilot Your Own Walkalong Gliders by Philip Rossoni

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A guide to designing and making controllable model flying machines. It includes coverage that ranges from the science of flight to the design and construction of walkalong gliders to piloting tips and tricks to the different types of competitions that users can stage at home, school, or anywhere.

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Build and Pilot Your Own Walkalong Gliders by Philip Rossoni

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Go way beyond paper airplanes--with gliders you can control!

Paper airplanes are designed to be built and tossed.The walkalong gliders in this book are designed to let you actually pilot them as you push them along on a wave of air. Become an accomplished glider designer and aviator with this do-it-yourself guide. Detailed step-by-step instructions illustrated with hundreds of photographs show you how to build six different types of controllable gliders. All the materials you need can be found aroundthe house or purchased very inexpensively. Each design comes with specific instructions on how to climb and turn, from the simple paper airplane designs to handling the Jumbo's four-foot wingspan.

Inside you'll find:

  • Step-by-step instructions for building six unique walkalong gliders
    • Tumblewing
    • Paper airplane surfer
    • X-surfer
    • Jumbo
    • Butterfly glider
    • Baby bug
  • Guidance on how to gracefully take off, maintain altitude, steer, maneuver, and land your creations
  • Tips for putting on fun competitions at school or in your neighborhood

About Philip Rossoni

Philip Rossoni is a commercial glider pilot and has flown as a test pilot, evaluating prototype thermal detection devices for Airborne Research Associates. He volunteers in the Exhibit Hall Interpretation Department at the Museum of Science, Boston, helping museum visitors learn to fly walkalong gliders.

Table of Contents

Part I: Walkalong Glider Designs
Ch. 1: The Tumblewing
Ch. 2: The Paper Airplane Surfer
Ch. 3: The X-Surfer
Ch. 4: The Jumbo
Ch. 5: Designs Made from Natural Materials
Part II: Achieving Sustained and Controlled Flight
Ch. 6: Meteorology Considerations
Ch. 7: Flying the Tumblewing Basic Trainer
Ch. 8: Straight and Level Flight
Ch. 9: Gaining Altitude
Ch. 10: Cross Country Walkalong Glider Flights
Ch. 11: Wake Turbulence Avoidance
Part III: Walkalong Glider Competitions
Ch. 12: The Duration Event
Ch. 13: The Distance Event
Ch. 14: The Air Race Event
Ch. 15: The Altitude Event
Ch. 16: Sumo
Ch. 17: Airlift Event
Ch. 18: The Dog Fight Event
Ch. 19: The Obstacle Course Event
Part IV: Becoming a Walkalong Glider Flight Instructor
Ch. 20: Finding Suitable Airspace for your Students
Ch. 21: The First Flight
Ch. 22: Walkalong Gliding Maneuvers Syllabus

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Build and Pilot Your Own Walkalong Gliders by Philip Rossoni
Used - Very Good
McGraw-Hill Education - Europe
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us

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