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Posted by Mr B.... | Jan 07, 2018 @ 08:48 PM | 1,143 Views
I with been working on some new stuff with the laser cutter. Came up with a Glue Caddy for the work bench.

Posted by Mr B.... | Aug 26, 2017 @ 03:08 PM | 1,896 Views
I have been playing around with my laser cutter making new business cards for us at M M Glider Tech!
I wanted to blend in the old and new together with this.

Posted by Mr B.... | Mar 30, 2017 @ 05:48 PM | 3,377 Views
We here at M M Glider Tech have been working on some new things with our lazer cutter.
Started off learning how to use the machine & a drafting program.
So here are some things that I have made!

Posted by Mr B.... | May 01, 2016 @ 01:15 PM | 6,823 Views
We are moving forward with the times. On the new M M Glider Tech web page at you will find that we have new email address.
For info and general stuff please contact us at
For orders please use

M M Glider Tech
Family owned
Posted by Mr B.... | Apr 13, 2014 @ 04:38 PM | 7,630 Views
Now this is what I do in my free time! I designed this new model and it's called the Oculus EXL for ALES and sport flying we have to offer. Hope to have it on the web site soon.
Made in the USA

Posted by Mr B.... | Jan 13, 2014 @ 10:07 PM | 7,790 Views
We have started redesigning the Oculus to make it lighter and bigger for ALES competition. The center panel will be 8" longer with flaps. The elevator will also have more span. I will be posting pic's soon of the new construction. The plan is to have it flying and ready for the ALES contest in May for Visalia.

Posted by Mr B.... | Dec 21, 2013 @ 06:24 PM | 8,237 Views
I have been working on some new product this year and this is one of them.
This is a G-10 box mount nose skeg for our sailplanes. Comes with two removable shegs.

$45 + Shipping.

Posted by Mr B.... | Oct 27, 2013 @ 07:41 PM | 7,352 Views
We went to Visalia this year with a plan to make a showing and did! I placed 1st in RES Open with the Oculus & placed 2nd with the E-Oculus in ALES. We also had six Oculi's on the field. In the 21 years I have been a manufacture I have never had that many planes of mine in one place at the same time together. Next year I hope to see more.
For more info at

Posted by Mr B.... | Aug 14, 2013 @ 04:46 PM | 8,894 Views
Well Vacation is over and now it's time to get back to making some airplanes! Who's up for doing some building? Contact me I have the plane for you.
Oculus Sale going on right now! Free shipping with in the USA and a discount for outside. Lets get those winter projects started now!

Posted by Mr B.... | May 06, 2013 @ 11:05 PM | 12,188 Views
Made the top five MAN ON MAN fly off at the RES Bent Wing Contest in Visalia this weekend. It started like this AVA 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, & Oculus in 5th. It ended with a AVA in 1st & the Oculus in 2nd and so on. Yes we (you) can still build winning airplanes!

Posted by Mr B.... | Jun 01, 2012 @ 05:44 AM | 9,682 Views
MM Glider Tech Celebrates 20 Years!

Downey, CA - June 1, 2012

MM Glider Tech, one of the classic “old school” wood model glider kit manufacturers, triumphantly celebrates its 20th year in business this month. The Downey based small family business, founded by designer and contest pilot Merrill Brady, carries on the time-honored tradition of quality balsa wood built-up airplane kits to the delight of aircraft modelers around the world.
The torch had been passed to Merrill by legendary golden age model champions like the great Sal Taibi, who taught him wood selection and the art of die-cutting balsa kits. For most of MM Glider Tech's 20 years, they have used a 1910 vintage printing press, and hand-made the intricate razor-ribbon stamping dies needed to produce his model kits.
In contrast to the historic die cutting press and Merrill’s old-time mentors, MM Glider Tech was equally noted for innovative and modern contest-winning gliders… designs that showed up routinely in the winner’s circle of local and national contests. When modern competition categories were created for devotees of traditional wooden gliders, MM Glider Tech responded with new designs that combined the aerodynamic science and precise handling needed to win today’s competitions, with the nostalgic construction techniques and traditional materials of yesterday. Old-school glider enthusiasts enjoyed bringing back a better time in modeling, and MM Glider Tech helped them bring home the trophies too.
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Posted by Mr B.... | Apr 19, 2012 @ 09:26 PM | 9,898 Views
On June 1st M M Glider Tech will have a really BIG ANNOUNCEMENT!

Posted by Mr B.... | Apr 03, 2012 @ 08:20 PM | 11,606 Views
M M Glider Tech is proud to introduce the Oculus RES competition sailplane kit. Oculus is the result of many years of model sailplane design experience and many competition wins. Oculus gives the RES competitor a world class American made sailplane with equal or better performance than exotic and costly European contest aircraft.
Oculus uses traditional balsa and plywood construction, strengthened in critical areas with carbon fiber. Veteran RES designer and contest-winning pilot Merrill Brady worked very hard during the design and development to capture the ideal balance between the sailplane having the strength to withstand competition, and a glider that delivers unequaled thermal indication/response/handling.
This sailplane delivers a great flight performance, yet still gives the RES competition pilot “instant” fingertip control that only a light balsa structure can achieve. The result is a nearly magical ability to turn and perform in light air, making usable lift out of what would otherwise only be a gust.
The magnificent Oculus kit is a joy to build, with beautiful precisely laser cut ribs, hand-selected quality wood, top quality carbon structural reinforcement materials, and exquisitely drawn plans. Drag reduction and world class styling are provided by a gorgeous hand-laid epoxy painted fiberglass fuselage. An electric version for limited motor run ALES type events is also available, as well as the original RES competition sailplane version. M M Glider Tech's Oculus is proudly designed and manufactured in the USA. The kit cost is $425 + Shipping. Available direct from or call @ 562-505-3950

Airfoil: SD3021
Wing span: 122.5"
Wing sq": 1285.25"
Length: 63"
Weight: 55-65 oz
Fuse: 2.4 Composite layup
Wing: Lazar cut ribs
Spar: Carbon tubular rapped kevlar
Posted by Mr B.... | Jan 31, 2012 @ 12:57 AM | 10,098 Views
I went to the AMA show and came home with a Hausler 450P Heli. The wife asked what were you thinking. I stopped over at Cermark to see Steve & Alex. Not knowing a thing about it I stopped by the shop and the customer service is top notch. Alex set me all up, Dude you rock! It only took a few hours to get the rocks to fire it up. OK I had the concept of what to do. I got it of the ground in the back yard and then SMACK! Back to the shop and got all the parts the fix it. It took only 2 hours to rebuild it this time. I did learn not to take off on the grass. Now lets start in the front yard on the drive way. Well that work until I tried flying at night under the street light. That is just wrong idea! Now I am one to never give up it's been four crashes five rebuilds and changed to upgraded parts. It has been a week and a day with NO crashes! Some days I get to fly one or two battery's. Hovering I think I am getting the hang of it. I am now hovering about 20' up. Now it's time to start learning to fly it moving forward.

Posted by Mr B.... | Jan 02, 2012 @ 10:41 AM | 10,210 Views
I am proud to announce this years winner of the New Year! I had the pleasure of flying with Chris hunting the sky for lift. I also stopped the watch when he landed.

Nice job!
Chris Jolly with the time of 2:20:18:54

I wanted to thank everyone for participating. Hope that the new year brings lots of lift.

Posted by Mr B.... | Feb 27, 2011 @ 11:45 PM | 36,735 Views
Oculus the newest RES sailplane to come out of the R&D department from M M Glider Tech in 13 years! This will be as a builders kit!
Test flight date: SOON!

Airfoil: SD3021
Wing span: 122.5"
Wing sq": 1285.25"
Length: 63"
Weight: 55-65 oz
Fuse: 2.4 Composite layup
Wing: Lazar cut ribs
Spar: Carbon tubular rapped...Continue Reading
Posted by Mr B.... | Jan 28, 2011 @ 11:35 PM | 12,969 Views
M M glider Tech has joined Face Book! You can also find Merrill Brady the owner of M M on Face Book at!/pages/M-M...78444678859168
Posted by Mr B.... | Jul 03, 2010 @ 11:50 AM | 14,387 Views
M M Glider Tech will be making a showing at the NATS this year with Team Marauder! Hope that we can visit with everyone from the other side of the soaring world. I know that there is a big California showing of top pilots. I am hoping that things go well on the road to get there. Stopping off to visit with family in Louisiana. I will be taking my micro cam with me and hoping to get some cool video over my home town in Cajun country.

Will be staying away from the coast though. It saddens me that they can't stop the oil all they can do now is clean it all up!

We will be out of the shop from July 17th through August 9th.

You will be able to read all about each event here on this link for the NATS News.

I will be flying in RES July 25,26 Open Class 29,30 DLG 31, Aug 1

Marauder Team Leader


Marauder took 10th place in RES at the 2010 NATS!
Posted by Mr B.... | May 31, 2010 @ 01:06 PM | 14,541 Views
New from M M Glider Tech.

I have been working on some more new things for the toys we play with. I was asked to make some new style bumps in clear for a Pike molded wing to cover the servo hole. They will also fit other molded wings. With the clear covers you can look inside to inspect the working parts. The sheet comes with four sets of bumps. All you have to do is trim to fit your models hole opening and tape in place.

Sheet of four bumps are $4 + $2 shipping.
Posted by Mr B.... | May 19, 2010 @ 12:12 AM | 16,144 Views
I was asked to repair a Pike wing for a friend. It started out as a small project and then turned into a full on composite airframe skin repair. I had to make some molds of the skins and LE. I was given a used replacement left wing tip to get the root rib pin placement.

I started with the molds to replace the skins. Laid up a splash over the surface and LE for the top and then one for the bottom of both main and tip. After they cured I waxed all the mold surfaces and prepped for the lay up. The new skin layup starts with a layer of 3/4 oz glass at a 0 degree, then two layers of 1.4 oz glass. The first one is laid down at a + 45 degree angle then the other is at a 90 degree. This will give max strength for the skin lay up! I then added a bead of Cab-o-sil to the back side of the LE for a hard point.

Once all the parts are cured cut to a oversize rough fit. I scarfed the edge of the bad skin away and then sanded a 45 degree edge for the mating skin. The inside of the skin has some delam that need to be fixed before putting the new skin on. This was a simple fix! The inside glass that is covering the foam is a very dry lay up from the Mfg! This is how they make a light airframe. The only problem is that it makes for a weak surface. With that said all I did was wet out the glass with a thin coat of resin.

Trim the new skin to fit the repair area. I mixed up some resin, half with cab-o-sel and the other half with out. Coat the foam with a light coat of resin. Use the...Continue Reading