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Michael LaFosses Origami Airplanes

Michael LaFosse's Origami Airplanes

Book and DVDby Michael G. LaFosse and Richard L. Alexander
Softcover (8.5x10 inches, 96 pages) with DVD
Tuttle Publishing, October 2011
ISBN-13: 9784805313602

Enthralled with origami from a young age, master designer Michael LaFosse has used those skills to design and perfect paper airplanes for decades. In this book, LaFosse presents 28 original models that incorporate innovative functional and aesthetic details—like faceted flaps, ailerons, canards and spoilers that really work. The sense of proportion and balance, and an ingenious nose and fuselage locking system, define these signature models, which are sure to become instant classics.

In addition to teaching the skills to create the planes, this book provides expert advice on:

The book and accompanying DVD contain instructions for folding:

Stacked Over Logan

designed by Michael LaFosse

Stacked Over Logan

Chuck Finn

designed by Michael LaFosse

Chuck Finn

Finger Winger

designed by Michael LaFosse

Finger Winger

Art-Deco Wing

designed by Michael LaFosse

Art-Deco Wing

Shuttle Dart

designed by Michael LaFosse

Shuttle Dart

Arrow

designed by Michael LaFosse

Arrow

Rodney

designed by Michael LaFosse

Rodney

Stormin Norman

designed by Michael LaFosse

Stormin' Norman

Flying Fox

designed by Michael LaFosse

Flying Fox

F102 Delta Jet

designed by Michael LaFosse

F-102 Delta Jet

F-14 Tomcat

designed by Michael LaFosse

F-14 Tomcat

Sky Cruiser

designed by Michael LaFosse

Sky Cruiser

Transfusion

designed by Michael LaFosse

Transfusion

Lock Nose Dart US Letter A

designed by Michael LaFosse

Lock Nose Dart: US Letter Paper Variation A

Lock Nose Dart US Letter B

designed by Michael LaFosse

Lock Nose Dart: US Letter Paper Variation B

Lock Nose Dart from square

designed by Michael LaFosse

Lock Nose Dart: Square Paper Version

Lock Nose Dart A4

designed by Michael LaFosse

Lock Nose Dart: A4 Letter Paper Version

Double-Flap Nose Lock Glider

designed by Michael LaFosse

Double-Flap Nose Lock Glider

Pelican

designed by Michael LaFosse

Pelican

Nifty Fifty

designed by Michael LaFosse

Nifty Fifty

House Fly

designed by Michael LaFosse

House Fly

Canard Cruiser

designed by Michael LaFosse

Canard Cruiser

Fuselage-Lock Sweet Dart

designed by Michael LaFosse

Fuselage-Lock Sweet Dart

Safe-T-Dart

designed by Michael LaFosse

Safe-T-Dart

STDC (Safe-T-Dart with Canard)

designed by Michael LaFosse

STDC (Safe-T-Dart with Canard)

Whisker Jet

designed by Michael LaFosse

Whisker Jet

Duck Bill Dollar Canard

designed by Michael LaFosse

Duck Bill Dollar Canard

Maple Seed

designed by Michael LaFosse

Maple Seed