The writer is an experienced pilot and balloon constructor who is offering this advice to those wanting to build their own hot-air balloon. This is volume 1 of a three-part series (+ 1 volume of miscellaneous appendices).
This is volume 2 of a four-volume (3 volumes plus appendices) series for intelligent amateurs eager to build their own hot-air balloon. This volume contains a detailed list of the materials and equipment required and suggested sources.
Build and Launch Kongming Lanterns, Solar Tetroons, and More
Author: Clive Catterall
Publisher: Chicago Review Press
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
More than a century before the Wright brothers' first flight, humans were taking to the skies in hot air balloons. Today, with basic craft skills, you can build and safely launch your own balloons using inexpensive, readily available materials. Author and inventor Clive Catterall provides illustrated, step-by-step instructions for eight different homemade models, as well as the science and history behind them. Some, like the Solar Tetroon or the Trash Bag Sausage, are made from plastic bags and tape. Others, like the Khom Loi or the Kongming Lantern, are built using tissue paper and wire. The Hot Air Balloon Book also shows readers ways to heat the interior air that lifts these balloons, from tea candles to hair dryers, kitchen toasters to the sun's warming rays. Always keeping safety in mind, the author includes detailed guidelines on when and where open flames are appropriate and the proper weather conditions to launch these lighter-than-air craft.
Whether it's a tasting at the local microbrewery or a fragrant predawn visit to the wholesale flower mart, Guide to Great Dates provides a comprehensive list of memorable get-togethers that includes information about what it will cost, what to bring, and what to do ahead of time for worry-free fun.
Now you can get the wisdom of one full year of "Consumer Reports" in one place. We've assembled all twelve 2006 issues of "Consumer Reports "magazine and put them in a single bound collection. "Consumer Reports "magazine is the source you can trust for ratings and recommendations of consumer products and services. Whether you're buying a car, a TV, or a new cell phone plan, our unbiased reports will help you get the best value for your money.
This amazing book from the famous Naked Scientists offers a fun way to introduce science to kids, with 50 simple experiments that produce spectacular results. Want to know how to create fireworks from a bag of chips? Turn rice into quicksand? Generate a cloud in a soda bottle? How about build a toaster-powered hot air balloon, or work out the speed of light using margarine and a microwave? The results will amuse, astound, and educate in equal measure, whether you're 8 or 80. Most of these activities can be performed with commonplace materials that are probably lying around the house. Concise scientific explanations are included on how and why the experiments actually work. Each activity is straightforward and manageable, yet impressive enough to get anyone interested in science. So whether it's racing jelly jars, making a bowl invisible, or instantly freezing soda before your eyes—with the Naked Scientists' help, you'll never have a dull rainy day again!
The World Needs Who You Were Made to Be, the second children's book by New York Times bestselling author Joanna Gaines, illustrated by Julianna Swaney, celebrates how creativity and acceptance can come together to make for a bright and beautiful adventure. The book follows a group of children as they each build their very own hot-air balloons. As the kids work together, leaning into their own skills and processes, to fill the sky with beautiful colors, we discover that the same is true for life--it's more beautiful and vibrant when our differences are celebrated. Together with Joanna, you and your kids will take a journey of growth and imagination as you learn in full color that: We should celebrate every child's one-of-a-kind strengths as well as teamwork and acceptance of differences Everything can be made more beautiful when we share our talents and abilities We should lend a helping hand and do our best to take care of one another The World Needs Who You Were Made to Be is a vibrant picture book perfect for: Ages 4-8 Parents, libraries, classroom story times, and discussions about diversity and being a good human being Households that enjoy watching Chip and Joanna on Magnolia Network and HGTV's Fixer Upper With plenty of pink, a bounty of blue, orange and green and yellow too, this vibrant hot-air balloon adventure celebrates every child and teaches kids that we are in this together. "You're one of a kind, and it's so clear to see: The world needs who you were made to be."