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Planes for Brains: 28 Innovative Origami Airplane Designs

Book and DVDby Michael G. LaFosse and Richard L. Alexander
Hardcover (8.5x10 inches, 96 pages) with DVD
Tuttle Publishing, October 2011
ISBN-13: 9784805311493

Enthralled with origami from a young age, master designer Michael LaFosse has used those skills to design and perfect paper airplanes for decades. In Planes for Brains, 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
Stacked Over Logan
Chuck Finn
Chuck Finn
Finger Winger
Finger Winger
Art-Deco Wing
Art-Deco Wing
Shuttle Dart
Shuttle Dart
Arrow
Arrow
Rodney
Rodney
Stormin' Norman
Stormin Norman
Flying Fox
Flying Fox
F-102 Delta Jet
F102 Delta Jet
F-14 Tomcat
F-14 Tomcat
Sky Cruiser
Sky Cruiser
Transfusion
Transfusion
Lock Nose Dart: US Letter Paper Variation A
Lock Nose Dart US Letter A
Lock Nose Dart: US Letter Paper Variation B
Lock Nose Dart US Letter B
Lock Nose Dart: Square Paper Version
Lock Nose Dart from square
Lock Nose Dart: A4 Letter Paper Version
Lock Nose Dart A4
Double-Flap Nose Lock Glider
Double-Flap Nose Lock Glider
Pelican
Pelican
Nifty Fifty
Nifty Fifty
House Fly
House Fly
Canard Cruiser
Canard Cruiser
Fuselage-Lock Sweet Dart
Fuselage-Lock Sweet Dart
Safe-T-Dart
Safe-T-Dart
STDC (Safe-T-Dart with Canard)
STDC (Safe-T-Dart with Canard)
Whisker Jet
Whisker Jet
Duck Bill Dollar Canard
Duck Bill Dollar Canard
Maple Seed
Maple Seed