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Thursday, August 02, 2012

Motorplane Rubber Band Powered Airplane

Motorplane - A nifty little balsa rubber band airplane. Fun little balsa wood plane to fly
Guillows rubber-powered Motorplane is an all balsa, rubber band powered glider plane that is easy to assemble.
Plane has printed wing, tail and canopy surfaces.
Easy to loop, soar, glide, and dive.
Planes can soar over 25 feet.
These are "rubber band" powered planes.
Five precut balsa pieces
One green plastic nose gear with built in prop.
One set of wire landing gear with green wheels.
One 6"rubber band
One 15-1/2" red paper tail streamer.
One piece wing with 12" wing span, wing has built in dihedral.
Overall length of plane 11 1/2" (with tail streamer total is 22 1/2")
No glue required, these are a slot and tab type construction.
Recommended for ages 8 and up. Tail streamer will swirl as plane flies, adding extra action.

Rubber band powered balsa wood airplanes are a kid's favorite toy! Simple to build and fun to fly, the rubber band motors require no batteries or fuel. Just wind up the rubber band and give the Sky Streak a toss and it rides the wind.

Rubber band powered balsa wood airplanes are great teaching tools, too. Simple to construct, the planes can be used to teach the basic parts of an airplane as the students put it together. The rubber band powered prop can be used to give a simple demonstration of thrust and how it affects the airplane. Organize competitions to see who can fly the fastest or most distance. Encourage simple modifications to the plane to see if flight is improved or worsened.

Simple experiments can be peformed with the Motorplane balsa wood airplane to teach avaion's basic prinicples. Moisten the wing flaps and bend gently to test the effect on flight. The same thing can be done to the rudder and aileron to test the effects here.

The Motorplane is a great companion to keep kids, young and old, occupied on trips to the park, the beach, sporting events and other outdoor activities. They are wonderful backyard toys also!

For education or just plane fun, the rubber band powered balsa wood plane is hard to beat. Simple to construct and easy to fly the Motorplane is sure to please teachers, students, parents and kids. And they will bring a smile to Grandad's face as he remembers the fun he had flying one of these toy airplanes with his grandad!

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