The Hot Air Balloon Book: Build and Launch Kongming Lanterns, Solar Tetroons, and More (Science in Motion)

The Hot Air Balloon Book: Build and Launch Kongming Lanterns, Solar Tetroons, and More (Science in Motion)

Clive Catterall


More than a century earlier than the Wright brothers’ first flight, people have been taking to the skies in scorching air balloons. this present day, with uncomplicated craft talents, you could construct and effectively release your personal balloons utilizing low-cost, available fabrics. writer and inventor Clive Catterall offers illustrated, step by step directions for 8 diverse home made versions, in addition to the technological know-how and background at the back of them. a few, just like the sun Tetroon or the Trash Bag Sausage, are made of plastic baggage and tape. Others, just like the Khom Loi or the Kongming Lantern, are outfitted utilizing tissue paper and wire.

            The scorching Air Balloon Book additionally indicates readers how you can warmth the internal air that lifts those balloons, from tea candles to hair dryers, kitchen toasters to the sun’s warming rays. consistently maintaining security in brain, the writer contains exact guidance on whilst and the place open flames are applicable and the correct climatic conditions to release those lighter-than-air craft.

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