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This comprehensive manual 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 give you the tools and teach you the techniques that will result in light, sturdy model airplanes that will surprise and delight you with their sustained flights.
"...THE book I would recommend to anyone, of any age starting out in free flight."
-Bob Meuser, National Free Flight Digest
"...one of the best and most practical books on rubber powered models."
-Earl Van Gorder, Flying Models Magazine
"...universal. Good value for the bookshelf."
-English Aeromodeler Magazine
"...A tool to bring aeromodeling to the public."
-Ed Whitten, Model Aviation Magazine
"A great treasure for both novice and expert."
-- Model Aviation Magazine
It's All Here ... The models, materials and methods. Learn how to work with the newest materials and adhesives and how to choose the right ones for every type of model. This book shows you the difference between kits and "scratch building" and how to modify any kit for better endurance and appearance.
Don Ross, the author, has been building models since 1942. His designs have appeared in magazines and his "Fledgling" classes have added scores of young and "retread" modelers to the active scene. Don specializes in "synthesizing" difficult technical information into simple, straightforward "how to" basics that make experts out of rank beginners.
Rubber Powered Model Airplanes takes the "mystery" out of building successful free flight models. Whether you're thinking of building a kit, or considering an original design; whether you build for fun or competition, this book's for you.