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Wednesday, August 01, 2012

Stratostreak Rubber Band Powered Airplane

The Strato Streak is a Rubber Powered Balsa airplane from Guillow's.
Strato Streak - nifty little balsa hand launched glider airplane. Fun little wood plane to fly
Suitable for Ages 10 and Older.
Easy to fly and assemble!
Flies hand launched.
When fully wound, it takes off from the ground under its own power for a long extended flight.
Plastic nose bearing.
Red molded 2-blade propeller.
Landing gear with red plastic wheels.
Canopy, wing, rudder and elevator are pre-decorated with red print and graphics.
Illustrated assembly instructions.
One Balsa Motorplane
Wingspan: 16-1/4" (41.28cm)

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 Sky Streak 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 Sky Streak 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 Sky Streak 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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