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Old Jan 11, 2013, 11:47 PM
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I used to do that from a 6 story building at school. Some of them would stay up a little extra time, but only one ever vanished upwards. It flew maybe 100 yards and then disappeared going straight up very quickly.

I launched one or two from the Empire State Building, but I think I launched from the downwind side and there seemed to be a lot of downdraft, turbulence, and rotation in that air. A catapult glider would probably be best but I bet it would be very tough to sneak one up there these days.

I've lost several catapult gliders to thermals after launching from fairly level ground.
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