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Old Apr 03, 2009, 02:36 AM
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Do you think you could use the same technique to get washout angle in your wings?
I should , i am going to try it, I did it with a coro version once and the results were good.

I built an omniwing just so will be able to remember how and it works great.
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Old Apr 06, 2009, 09:20 PM
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Wow! I didn't know this thread was still alive! Hi Phil, I didn't get a chance to make your paper walkalong yet; homework, sleep, etc come first. I pulled out some of my old plank wings and plank-jags to fly today. I forgot the nice handling of a well-trimmed plank with fins. I REALLY want a camcorder to tape walklong flying exploits, but an unwilling to purchase one until my expenses (school) are below my income (er...low )
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Old Apr 15, 2009, 01:59 PM
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400 Meter Paper Airplane Walkalong Glider Flight

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Wow! I didn't know this thread was still alive! Hi Phil, I didn't get a chance to make your paper walkalong yet; homework, sleep, etc come first. I pulled out some of my old plank wings and plank-jags to fly today. I forgot the nice handling of a well-trimmed plank with fins. I REALLY want a camcorder to tape walklong flying exploits, but an unwilling to purchase one until my expenses (school) are below my income (er...low )
I hear you. Well, at least I don't have to fork over membership in a gym:
Paper Airplane Flight Down Infinite Corridor (3 min 39 sec)
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Old Apr 17, 2009, 03:31 AM
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That sure is an long coridor. That plane is very stable in the air , I am still trying with my delta.
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Old Apr 18, 2009, 10:33 AM
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That sure is an long coridor. That plane is very stable in the air , I am still trying with my delta.
It is made from phone book paper:
http://www.instructables.com/id/Indo...kalong_Glider/

I'm finding the bigest difference between most paper airplane designs and paper airplane designs which can be successfully flown by controllable slope soaring is in the extent of wing washout angle. To get nice handling characteristics as a walkalong glider, more wing washout is needed to prevent wing tip stalls when banking (rolling) for a turn. Does your Delta have enough wing washout angle?

This just in: florist waxed tissue paper is even lighter and holds its shape nicely.
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Old May 13, 2009, 09:46 AM
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Phonebook Paper Airplane Hand Flier Walkalong Glider

Here's an awsome paper airplane design with the added benefit it can be flown with your hands!

The inventor introduces and flies the Jagwing Derivative design:
Walkalong Glider Hand Flight (0 min 36 sec)


Here the design is maneuvered with comment from the pilot:
Paper Airplane Flight by Hands Only (0 min 45 sec)
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Old May 15, 2009, 01:48 AM
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Awesome X surfer. What is the nose boom made off? rolled up phonebook paper?

No my delta didnt have enough Washout. I tried it again , but could not get it symetrical . I got caught up in a new build and left it for a while, but ill try it again now. Ill try to get some wax paper and try the one you used in the endless corridor first , I think I am jumping the gun a bit.
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Old May 15, 2009, 08:56 PM
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X-surfer,

Truely great stuff! Years ago, I used to fly a walkalong tumble wing through the corridors of where I worked. Nowadays, arthritic hip limits my movement, so I'm pursuing a different avenue:

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Old May 16, 2009, 09:39 AM
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What is that? Looks like a tiny tissue scrap to me. I tried something similar, waving cardboard back and forth ABOVE a floating seed fluff to keep it airborne. In this case, suck > blow.
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Old May 16, 2009, 11:19 AM
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Awesome X surfer. What is the nose boom made off? rolled up phonebook paper?
The nose boom is quite clever, it is a sliver of a plastic soda straw taped to the paper wing.


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No my delta didnt have enough Washout. I tried it again , but could not get it symetrical . I got caught up in a new build and left it for a while, but ill try it again now. Ill try to get some wax paper and try the one you used in the endless corridor first , I think I am jumping the gun a bit.
You may want to try the tumblewing design, nice and slow, which is the most forgiving and easy to trim design:

Red Tissure Tumblewing 43 Second Flight (0 min 55 sec)
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X-surfer,

Truely great stuff! Years ago, I used to fly a walkalong tumble wing through the corridors of where I worked. Nowadays, arthritic hip limits my movement, so I'm pursuing a different avenue:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L4HDJ1uc9QA

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It would be great to allow physically challenged individuals to pilot an aircraft using a technique like in your video. Keep up the good work!!!!
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Are there any plans available online for the Jag Wing derivative?
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No derivative plans, but here's one for a Jagracer. If you can get someone to slice 1 lb density foam into very thing sheets (1/16" or less), it'll fly nice and slow. The L/D is worse than conventional gliders, but the serrations do help with slow flight abilities. Of course, the noseweight will have to be lighter than what is shown on the plans.
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plans available online for the Jag Wing derivative

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Are there any plans available online for the Jag Wing derivative?
They are added to the end of post #96 above:
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showp...7&postcount=96
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Flight Maneuvers with Walkalong Gliders: Approach and Landing:
Approach and Landing of a Paper Airplane (0 min 27 sec)

Here's a butterfly walkalong glider too:
Approach and Landing of Owl Butterfly Walkalong Glider (0 min 30 sec)
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