The thrill of flight started with the first rubber band airplane in 1871. Aviation pioneers flew the first rubber band powered model airplanes and inspired the race to invent the modern Flying Machine. Now your little pilot can experience that thrill, build and decorate his own airplane, wind the torsion-powered propeller, and let her rip!The sturdy three-dimensional EPS (expanded polystyrene) foam fuselage conceals a powerful rubber band motor. The airplane glides to a smooth landing after the flight and the rubber band motor unwinds. No tools or glue are needed.