Planes for Brains: 28 Innovative Origami Airplane Designs  -     By: Michael G. LaFosse, Richard L. Alexander
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Planes for Brains: 28 Innovative Origami Airplane Designs

Tuttle Publishing / 2011 / Hardcover

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Learn how to origami paper planes from an expert! This book is filled with advice and instruction on how to fold paper to make your favorite paper planes-no cuts, paste, or tape involved! You will learn to make 28 different airplane models, including the Chuck Finn, the Arrow, the Rodney, the Flying Fox, and more. Comes with a companion DVD with video lessons on how to make each plane. Fun for all ages.

Product Information

Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 96
Vendor: Tuttle Publishing
Publication Date: 2011
Dimensions: 11.00 X 9.00 (inches)
ISBN: 4805311495
ISBN-13: 9784805311493
Availability: In Stock

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Publisher's Description

Make the best paper airplanes around with this easy-to-follow origami book.

Enthralled with origami from a young age, world renowned origami and paper crafter Michael LaFosse has used those skills to design and perfect paper airplanes for decades. In Planes for Brains, LaFosse presents 28 original paper origami models that incorporate innovative functional and aesthetic details like faceted flaps, ailerons, canards and spoilers that really work. The sense of proportion and balance, and an ingenious nose and fuselage locking system, define these signature models, which are instant classics. Readers accustomed to folding simple darts and wings will bet thrilled and challenged by the folding maneuvers in these pages.

Planes for Brians comes with great value—included are:
  • 28 fun-to-do projects
  • Step-by-step instructions
  • Expert tips on techniques and folds
  • Easy-to-follow DVD video tutorial
Great for paper airplane enthusiasts as well as fans of unique origami works and parents with kids. Scissors, tape, glue are not required! In addition to teaching the skills to create the planes, this unique paper craft book provides expert advice on:
  • How to select and prepare the best folding paper for each plane.
  • How to balance aesthetics, performance and fun when designing your own planes.
  • Helpful tips on control surfaces, and how to manipulate them for the best flights.
  • Tips on launching different types of planes to get the best possible glide.
  • A discussion of aerodynamics and how it relates to paper airplane performance.
Paper airplane models include:
  • Lock Nose Dart
  • Flying Fox
  • Shuttle Dart
  • F-102 Delta Jet
  • Nifty Fifty
  • And many more…

Author Bio

Origami Master Michael G. LaFosse has been an origami artist for over 40 years, and is considered a leading authority and master of the art. An avid teacher, LaFosse co-founded the Origamido Studio, a learning center and design studio dedicated to the art of origami, and the only place in the world specializing in hand papermaking for the origami artist. Author of many books and videotapes relating to paperfolding and hand papermaking, LaFosse produces fine paper art and commercial designs for a variety of international clients. He was prominently featured in the recent Peabody Award-winning documentary, Between the Folds.

Richard L. Alexander co-founded the Origamido Studio, where he is the chief papermaker. As a designer his specialties have included biology (systems ecology) and landscape architecture. Together, Alexander and LaFosse have created dozens of origami exhibitions, and more than seventy books, kits, and videos about paper and paper arts.

Editorial Reviews

"This is a marvelous collection of designs that are fun to fold and easy to fly, clearly explained by one of the great modern masters of the origami art."—Robert J. Lang, author of Origami Design Secrets
"Fly faster and farther with some of the best-looking and most-ingenious paper airplanes ever designed! LaFosse and Alexander's unique fuselage lock is origami magic, and they are a pleasure to fold."—Jeffrey Rutzky, author of Awesome Paper Planes
"LaFosse and Alexander have built up an enviable reputation for producing top quality origami products, carefully and expertly crafted for folders of all levels. Their work is an inspiration to fellow authors like myself and Planes For Brains is no exception—page after page of exemplary origami planes, beautifully explained and illustrated."—Nick Robinson, author of Origami For Dummies
"Michael is the Wayne Gretzky of origami."—Guy Kawasaki, author of Enchantment and former chief evangelist of Apple

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    Great Gift for Origami Lovers!
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    I purchased this gift for my nephew for Christmas. I'm very sure he'll love this book! It's a great gift for someone who loves Origami especially with aircraft designs. Great value for money!
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