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April 21, 2007

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Mikey (again)

Actually, Rc, I like the bat plane, BECAUSE it flaps the wings.

brad

hi
the planes on this site are great and i make them all the time. for your book i would suggest that you have instructions that are easy to understand, colour pictures and easy at the front to hard at the back so people know what they can do. also if you need scissors tell them at the begining of the instructions so that you aren't running around half way through.

brad

hi
the planes on this site are great and i make them all the time. for your book i would suggest that you have instructions that are easy to understand, colour pictures and easy at the front to hard at the back so people know what they can do. also if you need scissors tell them at the begining of the instructions so that you aren't running around half way through.

Raunaq

I would personally like 3D diagrams that give depth and help in telling about how a difficult step has to be done.

Another cool thing would be to include trivia about airplanes and paper aiplanes in particular.

It would also be great if the book also gives some insight into realistic paper modelling of airplanes.

That's all i can help.
Thanks for the amazing site anyways.

Jonathan Key

I'd have to say I've tried MANY paper airplane sites and designs and yours has come the closest to absolute perfection with the Rapier, the Cobra, and Nick's paper airplane. I've managed to get Nick's paper airplane in the upper 20 meters with one sheet. As for the Cobra, easily the most accurate and fastest plane I've seen, and it's not one of those javalin dart type things that you throw like a rock, which is reall impressive on it's own. As for the Rapier, the nose is a bit thick but it's overall glide ratio is very nice.

As for suggestions for your book, I'd have to agree with many. Colored innstructions with your usual diagrams would make it perfect. I'd suggest actual photos of each fold, but that would be fairly tough to implement.

Well, keep up the good work.

Al

I have an improvement to make on the plane called "Origami paper Airplane 3". After you have completed it, try folding the wings up to make sort of flaps as in the “floating paper airplane” or the “worst ever paper airplane”. It gives the plane stability and makes it easier to control its flight.Due to the diagonal line of the wing I usually make the fold at about halfway, turning the folded part into a perfect triangle.

As for the book I agree with everyone else about the instructions and diagrams, but instead of dumping all of the technical things like lift,drag and weight in the back maybe you could have the intructions and diagrams for a plane and directly after have a short note about the planes technical info.

Josh

Hey guys,
WAAAAAAAy off topic but have you guys tried puting two classic darts back to back. All you need is a little tape. This plane lokks great and flies even better. Its also much more stable than you would think.

kelsey

You could put some different paper that has designs on it in the back to add a nice touch.

casey

hi im casey and i have found out this loopy lander that loops then comes back down to earth.i think i made a possessed paper airplane because when i throw it it well it ATTACKS people.i got in trouble for throwing it at stratford high school because it hit another kid in the eye and the weird part is it hit him twice in the same eye once on a monday and once the day after.i tell you it is evil and i dont want it hurting anyone else so what should i do.when it hits someone i get in trouble.i think my problem is that it hates human beings. XD
and one night i was asleep and out of nowhere it hits me in my eye while i was asleep!!! so if you have any ideas on how to make it less dangerous please tell me.my eye still hurts from 3 days ago.well i gtg bye.


ps.i hate pain

damage2

it would be good if at the back of the book you had a Discontinued and Disasters section

damage2

what would the book be called because their are a few exceptions like the 'paper rocket' and the 'frisbee' give it an extremely boring title so no one would buy it (except me) then i would have the best airplanes ever!!!!MUAHAHAHAHAHAHA...erm...strike that

damage2

it would be good if at the back of the book you had a Discontinued and Disasters section

damage2

what would the book be called because their are a few exceptions like the 'paper rocket' and the 'frisbee' give it an extremely boring title so no one would buy it (except me) then i would have the best airplanes ever!!!!MUAHAHAHAHAHAHA...erm...strike that

Bion

I just found your site, nice work. I was suprised to see the papernapkin plane. It's a variation on one I've been folding forever. Mine is folded with legal size yellow paper, folded diagonally like yours,and just tuck the folded ends together. No cutting needed. Launching requires a lite had and practice. It flies indoors great, outdoors not so much. Practice and tuning will get it to circle the dining room with ease.

Bion
Cdogg101

i feel that color makes a difference all though im 11 i got mill.of paper air plane books and im a big fan i feel that pictures in color would help. Huge fan of your planes!!!!!!!!!!!

Revs

I like the diagrams and videos the way they are. If you do a book, then keep everything simple. Using two colors to distinguish between front and back would be a good idea. The suggestion of putting them in order of difficulty is a great idea, also.

Just found this site and have already made several planes for my two boys. They like the Dragon because it flies straight at whatever they aim at, usually my head.

chaz-man

It might help if you got paper with different colored sides and used photos for each step in the book, along with diagrams.
Just a suggestion.

Pete

Talking to a publisher would be a good idea regarding possibilities for the book's look and feel. They'll have a better idea of whether things like pre-folded rabbits-ears and reverse folds built in to the book would be good value or too gimmicky, and the costs involved.

You should definitely include a CD or DVD-ROM of your videos, diagrams and some printable folding guides with the book. This is easy for publishers to do, and adds very little to the cost.

Emily

Well, here are my suggestions:

-A spiral-bound book would be nice. It'd make it easy to have laid out on the table while you work on the planes.

-Color would be good. I have a paper airplane book where each side of the paper in the diagrams is a different color. It makes it essayer to tell what you're to do to the paper.

-I think you should try out different layout and diagram designs on your website. We could give you feed back on which ones are better for the book.

-Having it organized by difficultly level is a must.

-Having things about lift, drag, etc. should be in the back, but should not be skimped out on.

-A little about how to design your own paper airplanes would be nice.

-There should be that same sort-of little blurb that you have on the website about what the plane is good for, and how to throw it. It really is helpful.

-Having other's designs would be great.

-And of corse make sure it's available in the U.S. :)

P.S. This is great that your asking us what the book should have.

Cindy Hall

I stumbled onto this website off of ASK.COM I was looking for paper airplanes for my son to fold and read about. I folded him one similar to one on your website, and it did better than my husband's I might add!!! who says chicks can't design paper airplanes that are airworthy!!! I will keep this website in my son's favorites so that he has a link to look up the how-tos on airplane making. I like the idea about lift and drag as well.

It would be really great to have simple how-to instructions that anyone could follow-even the novice, or children reading and a younger age level. My son can now have hours of fun building paper airplanes together and try flying them as well.

Thanks,

Cindy Hall

Gregg 14

hey,
i know this has been said by pete but i just wanna back it up a little.I think there should be a section at the back saying how to make your own custom paper plane and say what type of wings are best and how heavy tips should be for it to be balanced and other useful tips because people get more fun from experimenting with planes than copying from a book because when there custom made you know its your design and no one else has one. also you should add some useful and helpful websites eg. yours that would get more people on your website.You should also include a page about adding on or cutting off bits on your planes to make it fly even further to balance or change wheight of the plane your should also say what the pros and cons are of different wheights,wing spans,shape,size etc....

Thanks hope my info is some use =D

Gregg 14

gregg 14

sorry not pete it was emily ,sorry :P

Gregg 14

kirran

I think is a good idea for throwing suggestions and so on put in as much info as you possibly can.
I have invented the airplane goes like this.
Hold piece of a4 portrait. Fold it in half vertically and then fold in the two edges like in most paper airplanes. Fold down the truiangle at the top of the half-done plane. Turno over and fold in two edges again. Fold the top down to the place where it was folded. Fold in half and fold down wings. Done! I know this sound a bit bleary sorry about that should have got pics. This plane is called The Pocket Plane and flies really well if you stack two or three on top of each other and throw.

How do you make the bat plane?

GeoHay

How about a plane launcher. I ran accross your site while working on my son's science fair project; "what airplanes fly the farthest" and we built a simple slingshot type launcher then measure how far each flew.

also what about a bi-plane?

thanks for a great site!

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