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An alternative to Photography as a hobby

An alternative to Photography as a hobby

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  • Chad Doveton
  • Where latitude and longitude meet
  • 31 Jan 2013, 00:24
It is the reference to Mr Murphy that does it for me Bill.
Bill Phillips: You might enjoy my picture on February 22nd.... I will say no more at this time
  • Helen
  • United States
  • 31 Jan 2013, 02:22
I ashamedly admit that I used to get in trouble for flyable paper aircraft. Looks like a fun book!
Bill Phillips: so did I! It is quite interesting and i might have a go at some of them!
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 31 Jan 2013, 02:48
I see you have lost weight, Bill...are you using the diet in which you wear the food rather than eating it?
Bill Phillips: I have always followed the seafood diet....see it
I love it Bill... good fun....petersmile
Bill Phillips: Thanks Peter! smile
Excellent fun Bill smilesmile
Bill Phillips: Glad it brought a smile Sally
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 31 Jan 2013, 07:56
Yes, this is a pleasure every child in our world might know! 14 flyable models?- oh, I know only one! I could imagine that there are some customes interested in this book(let)!
Bill Phillips: it wasn't worth much Philine, not worth listing on Amazon.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 31 Jan 2013, 08:13
Oh the hours of fun that await, perhaps climaxing with a career in British Aerospace
Bill Phillips: Or Boeing. They already make a plastic plane (mind you it doesn't actually work very well) so a paper one could be next
The kids I taught always won the annual paper plane competitions held in the school. It seemed to be an intuitive skill and nothing to do with my technical skill just, I guess, my encouragement.
Bill Phillips: There are some classic designs in this book and some that I can't imagine would ever fly!
Hello Bill, this book is far to advanced for you Bill. You should stick to putting up naff images on SC.
Bill Phillips: I was thinking of giving it to you next time we meet.
  • blackdog
  • United Kingdom
  • 31 Jan 2013, 10:16
I can't believe this hasn't sold yet - sounds a collectors item. A bit like Status Quo, an apt name if ever there was one, but a perfect selection for the photo!
Bill Phillips: You have to admire Status Quo. They made a fortune out of playing the same 12 bar blues for every record they ever releasedsmile
I would definitely have fallen to sleep by the end of the first chapter if I tried reading this book.
Bill Phillips: no you wouldn't Brian. you would have taken the paper out of your printer and started folding like a thing possessed
My own masterpiece was a paper Sopwith Camel - all my own invention. The dog ate it smile
My friend used to keep a Garfield cat just like that....on his dashboard! I like it Bill grin
Bill Phillips: I'm not sure how I acquired it Martin but it sits there all the time!
Oh the simple pleasures of life.
Bill Phillips: The best sort usually Martin
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 31 Jan 2013, 15:32
Do children still do this today? I imagine very few do
Bill Phillips: Probably when not prevented by health and safety
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 31 Jan 2013, 16:39
We had some sort of charity fiundraising event when we encouraged to build paper aircraft and then see how far they would fly. I think mine was based on a very early prototype with the flying capabilities of a tower block.
Bill Phillips: Another follower of the Boeing school
Great fun Bill.
Bill Phillips: There are some interesting designs inside Pauline grin
This is how it all started Bill
Bill Phillips: You mean.....the Wright Brothers made paper planes?? smile
  • Anne
  • United Kingdom
  • 31 Jan 2013, 19:10
Looks as if you could be deriving lots of fun from your reading Bill smile
Bill Phillips: We have great fun sorting through books and finding ones that might be worth listing on Amazon. This one wasn't worth anything but we have sold quite a lot over the last 6 years.
I have built so many of them at school Bill!
Bill Phillips: Me too Richard grin
Flyable, eh? Doing better than Boeing then.

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