The Flying Machine Kit

Make 5 Planes!


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ISBN: 9780500650233 Categories: ,

Nick Arnold, Brendan Kearney


The Flying Machine Kit demonstrates the basic aerodynamic principles and helps to understand the forces that affect flight. It contains two paper planes, a rubber-band-powered single-prop plane, a superspeedy twin-prop plane and a vertical take-off helicopter. There are graphic explanations of how key flight forces – gravity, drag, thrust and lift – work. The book also explains how different flying surfaces such as wings, aerofoils, ailerons, elevators and rudders can be adjusted to control and direct flight. Flying hints and tips suggest how to manipulate your machines’ speed, distance and flight direction. Illustrated timelines give a context of key aviation inventions. This is the perfect starter kit for all aviation fans.

This product complies with the essential requirements of the relevant European health, safety and environmental protection legislation.

Additional information

Weight 569 g
Dimensions 23 x 27.9 cm
Publisher name Thames and Hudson Ltd
Publication date 1 February 2014
Number of pages
Format Multiple-item retail product
Dimensions 23 x 27.9 cm
Weight 569 g
Nick Arnold is a British writer of science books for children.