Flying Dragons Paper Airplane Kitby Sam Ita
This paper airplane kit features a fabulous variety of dragon-themed paper planes—each with its own unique form and flight characteristics. This box contains everything you need to create 48 exciting flying dragons in 12 different sizes and designs. If you’re new to paper or origami airplanes, the full-color instruction book provides step-by-step folding instructions for each model and “dragon mastery tips” to help you coax the best performance from each airplane. The planes in this box range from simple ones that can be folded in under a minute to slightly more complex models that look and fly like their mythological namesakes. Designers Sam Ita & Paul Frasco (Tuttle Pub, Aug 2017, Kit includes 48 paper airplanes, 64 pg bk, 12 original designs and free YouTube tutorials).
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About the Author
Born in 1978, Sam Ita grew up in a small town near the Canadian border. His fascination with paper airplanes began at an early age when he attended a paper airplane contest held at the Kingdome in Seattle, WA. From the stands, thousands of contestants would throw airplanes with the goal of landing theirs closest to the center of a prize target. Hardcore competitors purchased stacks of paper and brought homemade launchers, and other tools. Sam found himself woefully ill-prepared, with only half a dozen sheets to fold. Sam watched his attempts fail one after the other, the planes not even clearing the stands below. Regardless of the outcome, the activity was incredibly fun, and Sam was hooked for life. He went on to study graphic design at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY. After graduating, Sam answered a classified ad, which led to his first paper engineering job. Sam now works for master paper engineer and acclaimed children’s book creator, Robert Sabuta.
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