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This comprehensive book by Don Ross covers rubber powered model airplanes from the simplest beginner's trainer through gradually more complex designs including winning scale and duration fliers. Even if you have never built a model before, the simple line drawings and detailed photos will teach you the techniques that will result in light, sturdy model airplanes that will surprise and delight you with their sustained flights.
Rubber Powered Model Airplanes Price: $ 14.95
Want to understand how to make your model airplane fly better? These books explain more about the theory of flight and how the aircraft components affect flight.
First published in 1889 by Otto Lilienthal, this is a reprint of the original
work. It contains over 100 original photos, drawings, and graphs, and the observations
of 30 years of aeronautical experiments by Otto Lilienthal and his younger
brother Gustav. This is the book read by nearly every aviation pioneer. 151
“As a scientific investigator, none of his contemporaries was his equal. [Otto Lilienthal] set forth the advantages of arched wings in such convincing manner as to make him the real originator of this feature. Others had noted that birds’ wings were arched and had speculated on the possibility that an arched wing was superior to an absolutely true plane, but Lilienthal demonstrated the reason why it was better, and changed mere speculation into accepted knowledge.” – Wilbur Wright, May 1912
Birdflight as the Basis of Aviation by Otto Lilienthal Price: $ 9.95
A thorough knowledge of the how and why of ultralight flight, the kind that
transcends basic piloting techniques, is an absolute requirement for the aviator.
For those who want to be the most competent pilot possible, this authoritative
book, written by aeronautical engineer and pilot Mike Markowski, unravels the
mysteries of low speed flight in an easily understood, fun-to-read style. 202
Ultralight Flight Price: $ 9.95
Flying Models, the companion to Don Ross's immensely popular Rubber
Powered Model Airplanes, opens the world of Electric
Power, CO2, Micro R/C and even Compressed Air, to beginner
and expert alike.
With explanations and graphics that break complex processes into simple
steps, anyone can become a better builder, flyer, and competitor.
This book will lead you from simple tools and techniques right to
"state of the art" materials that will enhance your model's
appearance and increase its flight time 25% to 40% or even more!
Here are some of the topics covered:
Flying Models Price: $ 19.95
- Electric Power - Charging, assembling, adjusting and flight
trimming. Make an electric power model that can convert from rubber
power in minutes, right at the field.
- Evolve from a simple, 28 inch span rubber model through competition
rubber, free flight electric and finally...Micro R/C.
- New covering materials and techniques that are as light as tissue
but stronger and easier to apply
- New scale techniques that can give your model that "professional"
appearance so admired at contests. Make your own markings and
decals any size or color. Create camouflage or lozenge patterns
with plain tissue.
- Foam sheet and block construction methods for scale models.
- New rubber torque and turn formulas that need only two strokes
on your calculator to predict rubber performance.
- Learn to build lighter and reduce weight without losing
strength - a really good and simple way to get longer flights.
- Lost model locators, what to buy and how they work.
- Gears - Do they help? A plan for rubber powered contra-rotating
- And more.