Originally Posted by Brandano
I'd make a small chuck glider to test things out before testing the full size ship. Looks cool, it would be a shame to get a dent in it before it's fine tuned.
why not start by lightly throwing it while kneeling on the ground? this way it won't have far to fall, or just glancing impact with the ground. If things are looking right, give it a harder toss and hopefully it will go 40 ft. (from 4ft, 10:1 glide ratio).