- Calendar: 640 pages
- Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing; 2011 ed. edition (1 Sept. 2010)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0740797050
- ISBN-13: 978-0740797057
- Product Dimensions: 16.5 x 3.8 x 19.7 cm
- Average Customer Review: 3 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,609,946 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Paper Airplane Fold-A-Day: 2011 Day-To-Day Calendar Calendar – Day to Day Calendar, 1 Sep 2010
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Absolubelty fantastic value for money, i hope they do these every year, i know next year i would buy at least 5 for my other relatives who felt like they missed out this christmas hehe!
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Overall it is a very good product for someone interested in making paper airplanes. But there are a few things to be aware of:
1. Read the first page's instructions. Twice. Or three times! If you don't, you will quickly be lost in making the first airplanes. For instance, if you don't know the instruction's graphic convention for which is the printed side vs the other side of the plane you will have a tough time folding it up correctly! My son blew through reading them and was quickly confused when making his first one. Like most things, once you understand the conventions used in the product, most things fall into place.
2. Each day's instructions are on the back of the next day's page. So if you jump ahead to a day, then you'll be folding up the instructions for the day before you jumped to. Not much of an issue, but be aware.
3. I thought the planes would start somewhat simply and progressively get more complex as the year progressed. I was wrong! We started on Jan 1 (first day of the calendar) and I think by Jan 5th we were running into airplane foldings that caused me to unfold everything and start over once or twice to figure out what the example picture was showing me.
4. Some of the instructions are a bit difficult to figure out. I'm an engineer with pretty good grasp of converting 2D drawings to 3D shapes, but I really had to study some of the drawings to figure out what fold to do to get to the next step. If all of the instructions were a clearer I would give it 5 stars.
In summary, it is a fun calendar. My son can make most of the planes but sometimes has to ask me to do a step he can not figure out. We all enjoy the "test flight" the plane takes after first being made. Some of the planes fly really well, some we are left scratching our heads as to how it could possible fly. Still, a lot of fun.