Slope glider made out of Dollar tree foam board?
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Mar 07, 2011
, 06:50 PM
Joined Jul 2006
Well the wind finally started blowing in the right direction for flying here in Fresno,CA! Well kinda. But it was at 20 mph,which is a bit more than we normally get! But I tried anyway and I've never flown slope before!
First attempt led to the poor little glider about 200 feet behind me! Then I decided to put some reflex in the wing by flattening out the ailerons a bit and tape 5 quarters and 4 nickles to the bottom. All the "weight" that I had. So now it should be pretty close to 8 ounces.
This helped and was able to get a little flight time in , until it got blown over and hit the ground which popped the wing off! But she hit the ground several times without ant damage and 5 minutes to make her new again ain't bad!
I'm hooked! gotta build something more gooder, maybe a Carbon Sally?
Anyway here are a few pictures, poor old camera did her best so please excuse the poor quality!
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Streamers sticking straight out on my Fake antena! And making noise!
Tip launching is the best way to get her out there
Wind blew my hat off during launch! 99% of the time we don't have winds like this here
Yep she can fly! Just not in this much wind or this lite! Would have liked to make here 5 or 6 ounces fatter for today!
Taping coins to bottom! Needed more!