The World Record Paper Airplane and International Award Winning Designs: The Best of John M. Collins and More Paper Airplane Book by John M. CollinsMost people ask how I got started. The truth is I never stopped. At some point, I started studying origami. Armed with a new set of folding tools, my planes really started to take better shape and fly better.
With The Gliding Flight, the first book, I managed to do something that hadnt been done yet: a collection of high performance, folded planes. The premise was simple: the only resource needed would be available in the average waste basket. It was a freeing idea and the simplicity appealed to me: one sheet of paper, some folding, and a great flying toy is created. Origami has given me the tools to create planes with landing gear, engine nacelles, tunnels in the nose, and most importantly; clean, efficient wing and body shapes.
With Fantastic Flight, I was working on paper airplanes that could do extraordinary things: circle back, flip over and fly back upside down, flap their wings, and some that can stay aloft using an updraft created by the pilot. These bold ideas are based on simple science. Folding is all thats required, even for the Super Canard; and aircraft with a small forward wing.
With The New World Champion Paper Airplane Book, my paper airplanes are officially world class. The truth is, my designs have been flying around in the winners circle at the Red Bull World Finals for aerobatics the last few years.
My fourth book is self-published and contains all the planes from my world famous paper airplane shows. The World Record Paper Airplane and International Award Winning Designs: The Best of John M Collins and More Paper Airplane Book is the book Id want if I were starting to make paper airplanes.
Im frequently asked, Whats your best paper airplane? I can only answer with the question, for what mission? Do you need the best time aloft, the best distance, the best flapping wing, the most stall resistant, or the one that Ive flown for more than a half hour?
I do a lot of public and private shows. Ive been fortunate to see some of the world while showing off my planes. In any language the sound people make when they see the Bat Plane or the Tumbling Wing for the first time, is always the same. Theres a gasp of wonder, some loud whispers of no way(or the equivalent) and a flurry of camera shutters. My dream has finally come true, and Im making and throwing paper airplanes for a living. Its a crazy dream come true, and I invite you to join me for the fun.
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Paper Planes. Written by Keith Creighton 14 May. There's more to making paper planes than meets the eye. It's an art form going back thousands of years. Commercial aviation technology is so advanced, international airline passengers often post stories on their social channels about the heroic ways they overcame the tedium of sitting patiently in relative silence for hours on end. Once the in-flight safety video is over, it's easy to tune out the remarkable confluence of physics and engineering that's happening as the plane takes flight. Red Bull Paper Wings , the world's biggest international paper plane competition, is a celebration of the wonder of aviation.
John Collins, The Paper Airplane Guy , has studied both origami and aerodynamics to design planes that set world records. In , one of his designs, thrown by professional football player Joe Ayoob, broke the Guinness world record for the farthest distance flown. The plane flew feet, 10 inches to break the previous record by 19 feet, 6 inches. Collins is the man in the blue-shirt jumping with joy. So how can you get your mitts on such a fantastic flying paper plane? Paper airplanes embody the scientific method.
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