The New World Champion Paper Airplane Book: Featuring the World Record-Breaking Design, with outlet sale Tear-Out Planes to Fold online sale and Fly online sale

The New World Champion Paper Airplane Book: Featuring the World Record-Breaking Design, with outlet sale Tear-Out Planes to Fold online sale and Fly online sale

The New World Champion Paper Airplane Book: Featuring the World Record-Breaking Design, with outlet sale Tear-Out Planes to Fold online sale and Fly online sale
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A current world record holder. John Collins has appeared on Conan, Discovery, ESPN, Nat Geo, Science Channel, and the cover of the Wall Street Journal.
 
In addition to the world record plane, this book features the coolest looking paper airplane from the movie, "Paper Planes".  The Star Fighter, in the lower right corner of the cover, plays a starring role in the movie.  It''s the wind tunnel tested, super plane that wins contest after contest for the villain.  It''s easily the most dangerous looking plane in the movie. 

A collection of easy-to-fold paper airplane designs and innovative theories of flight, including the author''s Guinness World Record-breaking airplane. Features 16 tear-out model planes.
This is the book you saw on Conan.  Will YOU be the next to break the WORLD RECORD?  The first person to officially break the world record with John''s plane will get $1,000. 

Anything is possible with The New World Champion Paper Airplane Book, the newest collection of designs and theories of flight from John M. Collins, the man behind the Guinness World Record-breaking distance plane. Featuring twenty-two unique airplane designs with step-by-step instructional photos, plus tear-out models printed on regulation-weight paper stock, this entertaining and informative guide promises hours of flying fun. 

Take your paper airplane-making to the next level with features such as: 

· Instructions for folding "Suzanne," the plane that shattered 
the previous world record by flying an unprecedented 226 feet, 
10 inches, and garnered more than three million views on YouTube

· Four "Follow Foil" aircraft that can stay aloft for minutes 
at a time 

· A pioneering cambered-wing plane

· A primer on flight theory, and how it applies to paper airplanes

· Tips for improving the accuracy and distance of your throws

· The adjusting technique that helped break the record

· And more!

From the Author

This book includes the world record plane and the star of the movie, "Paper Planes".  The Star Fighter, on the cover, plays the part of the wind tunnel tested super plane.  It''s used by the villain to win contest after contest in the movie.  Since it''s actually an international distance winner, that makes sense.  Just another reason to buy this book!

Parents should note that paper folding is a great way to improve eye hand coordination, small motor skills, 3D visualization, direction following skills, and memorization.  Paper airplane flying embodies the scientific method; one is always performing small experiments to make the aircraft perform better.

About the Author

JOHN M. COLLINS, also known as “The Paper Airplane Guy,” is the author of The Gliding Flight and Fantastic Flight and has taught hundreds of thousands of people how to make better paper airplanes. Collins is a television producer and on-camera talent and has his own production company. Visit www.ThePaperAirplaneGuy.com

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INTRODUCTION
On February 26, 2012, my paper airplane design, Suzanne, flying 226 feet and 10 inches, broke the old paper airplane world record for distance by 19 feet and 6 inches. It’s fair to say that Joe Ayoob, my thrower, and I shattered it. The old mark had stood for nine years. Joe and I had made better distances in the six prior practices, but then, that’s what makes record breaking so interesting. A record during practice isn’t a record. It’s not official until declared so under the specific guidelines during a sanctioned attempt.
 
Records are made to be broken. It’s the whole reason for having them. The goal, the chase, the falling short, and the trying again are all required components of a record attempt. This record was no different. I tried many models over a three-year period when I was “officially” working on breaking the record. Of course, the truth is, every great distance plane I ever made was step toward this goal. My hope is that your world-record journey starts, or continues, here. Helping someone else break this record is another of my goals. Perhaps it will be you.
 
Believing you can do it is the first step. Making something as sophisticated as a flying machine from the most modest of resources is the beginning of an adventure. Where does it lead? Using less to make more is where we have to go as a planet. Eventually we’ll find a way to use less energy to light a room, less fuel to move from home to job, and make less pollution from powering the world. Viewed from this perspective, the answers seem obvious: conservation—yes, creating new products and technologies—yes, doing less—no, doing more with less—yes. And we’re back to paper airplanes.
 
I’m frequently asked what advice I have for budding paper pilots. Oddly, I’m usually at a loss. Folding comes so naturally for me, I can’t imagine not making paper airplanes. It’s taken me years to figure out that not everyone is like this. It’s true that some people might actually need encouragement. After giving this due consideration, I’ve come up with the following suggestion.
If you’ve never been to a Maker Faire, find one and go. It’s a celebration of making things—all kinds of things—from tiny robots to clothes to giant sculptures of steel and stone, and yes, sometimes paper airplanes. Making things is part of who we are as Americans and who we are as humans. From the biological imperative to make more people to the need to know who made that cake, we’re hardwired to like the whole idea.
 
As a kid, I liked making toys. My brothers and I would make spinning tops from wooden spools, rubber-band guns using spring-loaded clothes pins as the triggers, parachutes from napkins and string, rubber-band powered boats, kites, balsa-wood planes, and yes, paper airplanes.
 
Sadly, making things has been largely lost as part of our culture. Toys now need to “do something” so that even playing with the thing is optional. In my view, this is a huge mistake. We are robbing ourselves of a very important experience: experimenting, exploring, creating—in short, making things.
 
Paper airplanes embody the scientific method. Every throw is an experiment. It’s a hobby that begs the paper pilot to understand ever more in order to excel. Hypothesis, experiment design, trial, and results—it’s all built into every plane and every throw. To play with a paper airplane is to dabble in science, whether you know it or not.
We have a number of global issues confronting us. Global energy shortages, food shortages, water shortages, and something people are calling global warming are all worrisome. These problems will have answers that only science can provide. We have no spare brains on the planet. We need everyone thinking about these challenges in a rigorous way.
 
Imagine this: a world of people playing with science, who get up every morning, focus on what’s good, and imagine how to make more of that. You can call me a dreamer. I don’t mind. You don’t have to believe a word of what I say. Just make a paper airplane and experience how exhilarating that feels. We’re born makers. When you make something, anything from a pie to a pencil drawing, it’s like waking a dormant part of you. The world shifts slightly. You can feel it, and it feels good.
 
Suzanne, the world-record paper airplane, boasts a series of firsts: the first glider to hold the distance record, the first paper airplane to use changing airspeed to enhance performance, the first plane to use a thrower/designer team, and the first plane to break the record after the run-up-to-throw distance was shortened from 30 to 10 feet. It is a truly amazing aircraft. I believe Suzanne changes the way distance records will be broken in the future. The days of brute-force darts are gone, replaced by the age of true gliders.
 
A little free advice: take nothing for granted. Suzanne is a great aircraft. I didn’t find the design hiding in someone else’s work. I created it by working hard, listening closely, and observing keenly. You probably possess these skills too. This plane is only one of many possible solutions to the challenge. You may discover others.
 
Fold an extra plane for me, and perhaps I’ll meet you in the winner’s circle.

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Chris Akers
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Single largest collection of truly exceptional planes. . . for enthusiasts
Reviewed in the United States on March 20, 2015
This is one of two "must have" paper airplane books that are out there for serious folders. I have collected almost every paper airplane book in or out of print that I could find in the last few years as I discovered that paperflight was a great way to... See more
This is one of two "must have" paper airplane books that are out there for serious folders.

I have collected almost every paper airplane book in or out of print that I could find in the last few years as I discovered that paperflight was a great way to combine two of my hobbies: paragliding and origami. So being the obsessive that I am for these sorts of things, I started rounding up every book on the subject and I discovered that there are really just two books that I couldn''t do without: this book and LaFosse''s "Planes for Brains."

Inside this book you will find all of Mr. Collins'' most useful and elegant models with a few exceptions that can be found in his first book, "The Gliding Flight." The "Suzanne" model which was used to set the distance world record referenced in the title of the book is really the most elegant and impressive plane model around. It is simple enough that anyone over 6 or 7 could fold it, but it just goes and goes. Forgoing the tape and using nose or fuselage locks makes for a go-to plane in any situation. Two others not to miss in this book which were included in earlier books of his are the "Starfighter" and the "Boomerang." Both are great, especially the latter. With some practice at both folding and flying, the Boomerang is too much fun. And how Collins ever figured out how to fold this plane is a mystery as its folds are rather non-intuitive, however it is definitely worth learning.

There seems to be some dissatisfaction regarding this book in that the models are too complex. They are complex, but they are not the most complex around. They are, however, the most accomplished around. The models in the LaFosse book mentioned above are really beautiful and have their own genius to the folding (they are even more complex), but they do not perform as well as Collins'' planes do. If you are looking for a rudimentary paper airplane book, I would recommend the Klutz book as it is simple, but has some useful ideas for kids to explore with.

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Not for small kids. Read ALL the instructions
Reviewed in the United States on February 2, 2019
I bought this for my software development team, to demonstrate how testing and adjustment applies to things other than code. This book talks a lot about trial and error. Before starting any airplanes, be sure you have perfectly flat, lightweight 8 5" X 11" paper.... See more
I bought this for my software development team, to demonstrate how testing and adjustment applies to things other than code. This book talks a lot about trial and error.

Before starting any airplanes, be sure you have perfectly flat, lightweight 8 5" X 11" paper. Also, be sure to read about the different folds and the markings used in diagrams. Be sure your folds are precise and tight. After that, you''ll be ready to get flying!

These airplanes are generally a moderate to difficult build, not intended for the average child under 12 years old.

I like tgatthebook is composed of paper that is not overly bleached. Thank you for sharing our world a little less pollution!
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Tyler E.
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I can’t believe how great these planes fly
Reviewed in the United States on May 27, 2018
These airplanes are game changers. I have made simple planes all my life, but they didn’t fly great. The instructions are easy to follow and the planes fly fantastic once tuned like it says in the book.
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Awesome book, made a boy really happy
Reviewed in the United States on June 14, 2020
A friend of mine (he is 10), is really into paper airplanes. He is also an origami expert. During a park outing a while ago, he told me about this guy that came up with this airplane that won the world record. I got him this book, so he had something to do during a... See more
A friend of mine (he is 10), is really into paper airplanes. He is also an origami expert. During a park outing a while ago, he told me about this guy that came up with this airplane that won the world record.
I got him this book, so he had something to do during a summer where people can''t really go places.
It put a huge smile on his face and he got right to it.
It has a lot of airplane instructions in it, with detailed instructions on how to fold them. What I have been told, that they are a bit complicated and it helps, if you have done origami before.
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Lois L.
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Stick with the old World Record Airplane book.
Reviewed in the United States on November 6, 2016
Instructions are difficult to see clearly (due to the font and coloration of the print) and follow --Also, the paper plane templates do not have the bright colors or folding lines that make the previous World Record Airplane Book so terrific.
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Mike
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Not your ordinary paper planes
Reviewed in the United States on May 30, 2013
This book has good clear instructions on how to fold some very unique paper aircraft. You can clearly see the origami art mixed into the science of these fantastic flying sculptures. The Boomerang plane is Amazing. It circles so you can catch it. Too Fun! Following the... See more
This book has good clear instructions on how to fold some very unique paper aircraft. You can clearly see the origami art mixed into the science of these fantastic flying sculptures. The Boomerang plane is Amazing. It circles so you can catch it. Too Fun! Following the photo illustrations made folding this intricate plane relatively easy for me. I''m always frustrated with written or poorly illustrated instructions.

The story of the Guinness world record breaking plane makes this book all the more desirable. John Collins obviously knows a lot about paper airplanes to get his glider design to break a 9 year old record. The dichotomy in his and the former world record holder''s design is fascinating. The record breaking event is a Great read!

I loved the book so much I bought 5 of them. One for me and four for my friends children''s Birthdays.

Recently, I saw John Collins, "The Paper Airplane Guy", on the Conan O''Brien show. He was very funny and genuine. But, it was his paper airplanes that stole the show!

Making and flying the planes in this book will make you smile, laugh and feel like a kid again.
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ATLAS
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My son loves this book, but there is some unnecessary confusion.
Reviewed in the United States on August 28, 2015
My son loves this book! There is some unnecessary confusion due to print quality and cutting off the picture without a break line symbol, but once I figured that out, it was manageable. Still, a puzzle at times for those reasons. But one plane, "Walk This Ray,"... See more
My son loves this book! There is some unnecessary confusion due to print quality and cutting off the picture without a break line symbol, but once I figured that out, it was manageable. Still, a puzzle at times for those reasons. But one plane, "Walk This Ray," is even missing some steps! At least I think it is, near the end. If not, I would love some help with that one. My 6.5 year old son is absolutely in love with making paper airplanes. He can''t quite read yet, and yet was so determined, he has done all of the planes in this book. Most, without my help. That is more a testament to his interest and skills than the ease of the book. But if you have a paper airplane lover, they will probably love this book. It''s our first paper airplane book. After we do a few more books, I''ll come back and update my review to compare.
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Poverty Racing
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Lack luster at best ...
Reviewed in the United States on March 8, 2019
Got this book for my kid and I screw around with something inside the house, since it been raining so much . This could of been a really cool book, it’s just executed poorly. The instructions seem to be lacking and the image quality is poor. I have 1970’s... See more
Got this book for my kid and I screw around with something inside the house, since it been raining so much
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This could of been a really cool book, it’s just executed poorly. The instructions seem to be lacking and the image quality is poor. I have 1970’s baseball card with better resolution. Kind of makes it difficult to figure out what’s going on. Save your money and just YouTube it. Wish I did.
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Very good
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on July 16, 2020
This book it a got to read a bit more book with lots of excitement and lots of comedy moments John Collins is a genius
This book it a got to read a bit more book with lots of excitement and lots of comedy moments John Collins is a genius
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HARD TO FOLLOW
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An extremely fantastic book
Reviewed in India on July 28, 2020
An amazing package. Really surprised with the quality of paper and the contents. Worth to have in the library of kids who are interested in flights and flying objects, a real gem explaining the basics of aerodynamics. Provides the following contents. a. Aerodynamics of...See more
An amazing package. Really surprised with the quality of paper and the contents. Worth to have in the library of kids who are interested in flights and flying objects, a real gem explaining the basics of aerodynamics. Provides the following contents. a. Aerodynamics of paper Planes. b. Throwing and adjusting of paper Planes. c. Basics of folding of paper. d. History of paper Planes and the author history, his fascinating story with paper folding. e. Detailed explanation of 2 dozen types of paper Planes, the method to fold and flights. f. And the last but not the least rather the most exciting part of the book - paper tearout planes to fold and fly. An absolute buy for kids to develop the sense of aerodynamics and flights.
An amazing package. Really surprised with the quality of paper and the contents. Worth to have in the library of kids who are interested in flights and flying objects, a real gem explaining the basics of aerodynamics.
Provides the following contents.
a. Aerodynamics of paper Planes.
b. Throwing and adjusting of paper Planes.
c. Basics of folding of paper.
d. History of paper Planes and the author history, his fascinating story with paper folding.
e. Detailed explanation of 2 dozen types of paper Planes, the method to fold and flights.
f. And the last but not the least rather the most exciting part of the book - paper tearout planes to fold and fly.

An absolute buy for kids to develop the sense of aerodynamics and flights.
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Vijay K.
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Value for money.
Reviewed in India on January 19, 2019
Very awesome book. Basic knowledge about aerodynmics, and 16 tear out printed papers for each plane 2 papers are there. Total 18 plane designs and 4 follow foils are there in the book with step by step instructions.
Very awesome book. Basic knowledge about aerodynmics, and 16 tear out printed papers for each plane 2 papers are there. Total 18 plane designs and 4 follow foils are there in the book with step by step instructions.
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Einfach zu verstehen, super Ergebnisse
Reviewed in Germany on August 25, 2020
Dieses Buch ist wirklich interessant und gibt sehr interessante Tipps und Anleitungen, um Flieger und Gleiter verschiedenster Art zu bauen und daran Freude zu haben. Insbesondere für Kinder sind die Ergebnisse eine Spaß, auch wenn diese älter sein müssen, um den Anleitungen...See more
Dieses Buch ist wirklich interessant und gibt sehr interessante Tipps und Anleitungen, um Flieger und Gleiter verschiedenster Art zu bauen und daran Freude zu haben. Insbesondere für Kinder sind die Ergebnisse eine Spaß, auch wenn diese älter sein müssen, um den Anleitungen selbst zu folgen. Ein bisschen bessere Kolorierungen in den Faltanleitungen würden sicherlich hilfreich sein, aber insgesamt kann mit an diesem Buch nichts falsch machen. Einfach mal den Autoren auf YouTube suchen und dort seine Ergebnisse ansehen. Lohnt sich!
Dieses Buch ist wirklich interessant und gibt sehr interessante Tipps und Anleitungen, um Flieger und Gleiter verschiedenster Art zu bauen und daran Freude zu haben. Insbesondere für Kinder sind die Ergebnisse eine Spaß, auch wenn diese älter sein müssen, um den Anleitungen selbst zu folgen. Ein bisschen bessere Kolorierungen in den Faltanleitungen würden sicherlich hilfreich sein, aber insgesamt kann mit an diesem Buch nichts falsch machen. Einfach mal den Autoren auf YouTube suchen und dort seine Ergebnisse ansehen. Lohnt sich!
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The New World Champion Paper Airplane Book: Featuring the World Record-Breaking Design, with outlet sale Tear-Out Planes to Fold online sale and Fly online sale

The New World Champion Paper Airplane Book: Featuring the World Record-Breaking Design, with outlet sale Tear-Out Planes to Fold online sale and Fly online sale

The New World Champion Paper Airplane Book: Featuring the World Record-Breaking Design, with outlet sale Tear-Out Planes to Fold online sale and Fly online sale

The New World Champion Paper Airplane Book: Featuring the World Record-Breaking Design, with outlet sale Tear-Out Planes to Fold online sale and Fly online sale

The New World Champion Paper Airplane Book: Featuring the World Record-Breaking Design, with outlet sale Tear-Out Planes to Fold online sale and Fly online sale

The New World Champion Paper Airplane Book: Featuring the World Record-Breaking Design, with outlet sale Tear-Out Planes to Fold online sale and Fly online sale

The New World Champion Paper Airplane Book: Featuring the World Record-Breaking Design, with outlet sale Tear-Out Planes to Fold online sale and Fly online sale

The New World Champion Paper Airplane Book: Featuring the World Record-Breaking Design, with outlet sale Tear-Out Planes to Fold online sale and Fly online sale

The New World Champion Paper Airplane Book: Featuring the World Record-Breaking Design, with outlet sale Tear-Out Planes to Fold online sale and Fly online sale

The New World Champion Paper Airplane Book: Featuring the World Record-Breaking Design, with outlet sale Tear-Out Planes to Fold online sale and Fly online sale

The New World Champion Paper Airplane Book: Featuring the World Record-Breaking Design, with outlet sale Tear-Out Planes to Fold online sale and Fly online sale

The New World Champion Paper Airplane Book: Featuring the World Record-Breaking Design, with outlet sale Tear-Out Planes to Fold online sale and Fly online sale

The New World Champion Paper Airplane Book: Featuring the World Record-Breaking Design, with outlet sale Tear-Out Planes to Fold online sale and Fly online sale

The New World Champion Paper Airplane Book: Featuring the World Record-Breaking Design, with outlet sale Tear-Out Planes to Fold online sale and Fly online sale

The New World Champion Paper Airplane Book: Featuring the World Record-Breaking Design, with outlet sale Tear-Out Planes to Fold online sale and Fly online sale

The New World Champion Paper Airplane Book: Featuring the World Record-Breaking Design, with outlet sale Tear-Out Planes to Fold online sale and Fly online sale

The New World Champion Paper Airplane Book: Featuring the World Record-Breaking Design, with outlet sale Tear-Out Planes to Fold online sale and Fly online sale

The New World Champion Paper Airplane Book: Featuring the World Record-Breaking Design, with outlet sale Tear-Out Planes to Fold online sale and Fly online sale

The New World Champion Paper Airplane Book: Featuring the World Record-Breaking Design, with outlet sale Tear-Out Planes to Fold online sale and Fly online sale

The New World Champion Paper Airplane Book: Featuring the World Record-Breaking Design, with outlet sale Tear-Out Planes to Fold online sale and Fly online sale

The New World Champion Paper Airplane Book: Featuring the World Record-Breaking Design, with outlet sale Tear-Out Planes to Fold online sale and Fly online sale

The New World Champion Paper Airplane Book: Featuring the World Record-Breaking Design, with outlet sale Tear-Out Planes to Fold online sale and Fly online sale

The New World Champion Paper Airplane Book: Featuring the World Record-Breaking Design, with outlet sale Tear-Out Planes to Fold online sale and Fly online sale

The New World Champion Paper Airplane Book: Featuring the World Record-Breaking Design, with outlet sale Tear-Out Planes to Fold online sale and Fly online sale

The New World Champion Paper Airplane Book: Featuring the World Record-Breaking Design, with outlet sale Tear-Out Planes to Fold online sale and Fly online sale

The New World Champion Paper Airplane Book: Featuring the World Record-Breaking Design, with outlet sale Tear-Out Planes to Fold online sale and Fly online sale

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