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The Basics of Model Gliders Paperback – 31 Dec 1998
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The principles of gliding are fundamental to all aspects of aeromodelling and this beginners book introduces the many skills necessary to design, build, fly and soar. The range is from simple hand-launched models to intermediate class radio control models.
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While the edition reviewed was first published in 1995, it doesn't date much and in the end the laws of physics are still the same then as now.
If you're new to gliding or modelling, the section on making free-flight models is a useful primer and it points to resources albeit pre-dating the Internet boom 1998 onwards.
In summary, a four-star on the basis it can be read in an evening, gives some good background and should inspire a bit to have a go - which is what it's all about in the end. A five star rating if it were updated with some newer materials, notes on using Almost-Ready-To-Fly (ARTF) and the expanding area of electric flight that is very common nowadays.