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Rubber Powered Model Airplanes, the book

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: $16.95


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.

Birdflight as the Basis of Aviation by Otto Lilienthal Birdflight as the Basis of Aviation by Otto Lilienthal

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 pages.

"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: $12.95


Ultralight Flight the Pilot's Handbook of Ultralight Knowledge Ultralight Flight the Pilot's Handbook of Ultralight Knowledge

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 pages.

Ultralight Flight

Price: $12.95


Flying Models, the book

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: $21.95
Building Set for Rubber Power

Building Set for Rubber Power

Includes a hobby knife, 5 blades, straight point tweezers, 5.5" x 9" Self Healing Cutting Mat, Jet Instant glue, Jet Super glue, Jet Tips, glue stick, canopy glue/tacky glue, MagnaBoard XL™ set, Minus Magnets 20 pack, and Rubber Powered Model Airplanes book. Save 20% off individually priced items.

item B329 Price: $79.95
Building Set

Building Set

Excludes the book on rubber power and the glue stick. Includes a hobby knife, 5 blades, straight point tweezers, 5.5" x 9" Self Healing Cutting Mat, Jet Instant glue, Jet Super glue, Jet Tips, canopy glue/tacky glue, MagnaBoard XL™ set, and Minus Magnets 20 pack. Save 20% off individually priced items.

item B332 Price: $66.95
Advanced Tool Set

Advanced Tool Set

Includes Sanding Stick with 120, 240, 320, 400, and 600 grit belts, Pull Saw Blade, K5 Heavy Duty Knife with beveled blade, Narrow Keyhole Saw Blades 5 pack, Curved Tip Tweezers, 1/16" Ball Tip Burnisher, Jewelers Needle Point Awl, Steel Ruler 6" x 1" with drill gauge, 15 piece drill set (1.05mm - 2mm). Save 15% off individually priced items.

item B330 Price: $45.99
Flight Pack for Rubber Power

Flight Pack for Rubber Power

Includes a 10:1 winder, moldable nose weight, FAI SuperSport rubber 32 feet each 3/32", 1/8", and 3/16" and 32 feet EBM 1/16" rubber. Save 20% off individually priced items.

item B331 Price: $34.95

 

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