build your own aircRaft
Isn’t it amazing how even a small object can get up in the air and stay there! Follow in the footsteps of great inventors and make these eight fun models. All you need are easily available bits and pieces, plus things you usually recycle. Simple step-by-step instructions and clear photographs show you how to make a glider that can cruise along for 30 metres, an airship from a helium balloon and a propeller, a high-flying box kite, an ornithopter with bird-like wings, and more.
Science & Technology
• Incredible facts explaining how the these vehicles are built and work.
• Easy-to-follow guides to make a whole range of working models.
• Great resource for school projects using simple household items.
air-powered rocket; air resistance; airship; boomerang; box kite; drag; glider; gyroscope; helicopter; kite; Leonardo da Vinci; lift; lifting gases; ornithopter; parachute; terminal velocity; thermals; wings; Zeppelin