Now papercrafters and flight enthusiasts can create their very own 12-inch-long scale model of the famous mono-plane of Charles Lindbergh's historic solo flight from New York to Paris in 1927. Introduction with historical background
|Book cover finish
||Stapled and glued
|Number of pages
||23.5 x 31 x 0.7 cm
||Peter A. Zorn, Jr. (with Eugene F. Provenzo, Jr., and Asterie B. Provenzo)
||Dover Publications, Inc.
Charles Lindbergh's historic solo flight from New York to Paris in 1927 won him a permanent niche in the annals of aviation. His sturdy single-engine plane, Spirit of St. Louis, one of the great airplanes in the history of flight, is today on permanent exhibition at the National Air and Space Museum in Washington, D.C.
Now papercrafters and flight enthusiasts can create their very own 12-inch-long scale model of this famous mono-plane. Accurately rendered by artist Peter Zorn, Jr., the cut-and-assemble aircraft comes complete with propeller, single-engine motor mount, wing struts, forward and rear fuselage, wheels and rudder as well as the pilot's light-weight wicker chair and control stick.
Step-by-step instructions and a few simple tools and materials-scissors, tape, pins, thread, a straightedge, glue, an X-ACTO knife and a scoring tool-enable intermediate and veteran modelists to construct the model, along with a replica of the four-wheeled Ford Airport Hack (1923) used to tow the Spirit of St. Louis into takeoff position. A concise, fact-filled introduction by social historians Eugene F. Provenzo, Jr., and Asterie B.
Provenzo describes preparations for the historic venture, the flight itself and its impact on the history of aviation. Unabridged and unaltered Dover (1992) republication of Spirit of St. Louis Ryan NYP, published by Crown Publishers, Inc., New York, 1982.
Introduction with historical background. Instructions. 14 photographs; 66 diagrams. 8 plates of black, white and silver art. 32pp. 94 × 124. Paperbound.