A BEGINNER'S GUIDE TO BUILDING AND FLYING MODEL AIRPLANES by Robert Lopshire
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A BEGINNER'S GUIDE TO BUILDING AND FLYING MODEL AIRPLANES

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Note this for your gift list--it's a model manual in every way. Mr Lopshire, Who told kids How To Make Flibbers, has moved on; a model airplane enthusiast himself and author of technical articles, he organizes his knowledge and know-how into a systematic word-and-picture presentation that kids Will be able to follow themselves. After identifying the four types of models (free flight, exhibition, control line and radio control), he suggests the order in which they should be built (omitting the last, which is not for beginners), then goes on to introduce the parts of the plane (and the parts of the parts) and explain the principles of flight. Thus primed, the reader is ready to begin building: here are the tools (including likely prices and sources), how to store and use them; here are possible places to work (ask your parents: ""which you may use""); here are the various materials and how to work with them; and where there is DANGER! that's the warning, even larger. Engines get a thorough going-over and flight instructions conclude--except for some suggested follow-ups. Minimum words and maximum illustrations should make for wide, enthusiastic acceptance.

Pub Date: Oct. 11th, 1967
Publisher: Harper & Row