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|Book Name: Paper Airplane Folio
Date Reviewed: 30 July 2007
Author: Richard D. Clodfelter
Year of original book/Year of my copy - 2007
Pages - 8 pages
Cover Price - Bought off Ebay, $2.75
Number of Planes - 5 Planes
Names of Planes - Delta Dart, neoCessna, PBY Catalina, Biplane, P-38 Lightning
Level of difficulty - 5 out of 10
Comments: This is a short booklet that features 5 designs with a free link to a 6th one, The Canard. There are 3 pages
of background material, and 5 pages of planes. It packs a strong punch with flight principles, history on the planes
themselves, and the author's motivation for creating this work.
While it does seem to be light in the total amount of information it could have, it is not intended as a book, but rather a
folio. So that is not a big concern. Same with only have 5 planes, it is not supposed to be a book.
What is unexpected and great about this folio is the 2 new ways of creating paper airplanes that he has come up with. He
uses the "accordion fold" instead of cutting out a lot of pieces to glue together, and he has a different way to create his
airfoil in the planes. You can download his free design, The Canard, HERE. It will give you a good preview of his design
style for the airfoil.
Another nice thing about his designs is that they are easily enlargeable. I scanned his designs so that I coud make more
than one, and printed them off on 65 lb stock. Then I increased them in size and printed them off on 110lb stock and
made a large Canard, and a large P-38. The P-38 flies great with a little modification in weight distribution and
I recommend this Folio, if you can find it. Experienced pilots will find something new, and it is simple enought for a
Novice Pilot to follow and fly.
I give this Folio a score of 9 out of 10 (scored as a Folio, not as a Book)
Total Score: 9 out of 10.
|Check out the planes I made using the instructions in the book!
|The contents of the box
|All Four Paper Airplanes