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Jan 24, 2004, 02:56 AM
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Air Surfer = Wind Rider


Dear All

New "Wind Rider" indoor door ground effect controller glider available in Windrider website:
http://www.windrider.com.hk/products/product.cfm?id=8
Click the website picture to see how it work.

Ming Lou
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Jan 24, 2004, 02:58 AM
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3 difference design:
Jan 24, 2004, 03:02 AM
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With C.G adjustable system desige.
Jan 24, 2004, 07:57 AM
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Hey I just got mine last week. It works really great. Although it was way tail heavy even with both of the little things all the way forward. I took one off and had to put some tape on the nose to get that perfect glide. I was doing circuits with it outside at night when the wind was calm. My wife could even do it. Pretty Fun.

Jason
Jan 24, 2004, 09:32 AM
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Jason

Have you try just only one ballast not two? you can take one off easy.

Ming Lou
Jan 24, 2004, 12:12 PM
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Hey, wasnt it Matt Keenon and his brother who invented the flying wing in the photo?
Jan 24, 2004, 03:46 PM
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Yeah I'm just using one. When I had both of them on and both of them all the way forward, it would still stall out. So I took one off and added the tape to the nose to move the CG up even more and it glides straight and true now. I took it to an indoor funfly today and nobody there had really heard of it. Everyone thought it was pretty amazing that I could walk around the gym controlling this glider thingy with touching it. I let anyone try it and a few people got the hang of it pretty fast. I can almost do it off of just my head lift, but it's a lot easier to use your hands.

Jason
Jan 24, 2004, 06:23 PM
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hello all do they only sell this in japan?
bob maget
Jan 24, 2004, 07:06 PM
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Daisycutter

This wing is admission by Wowwee (the company sell the Air Surfer before).

Ming Lou
Jan 24, 2004, 10:24 PM
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I believe the wal-mart website sell somthing similar. I'll try to look up the link later. Don't have time right now.

Jason
Jan 25, 2004, 12:49 PM
El Queso Grande
Mat Keenon and his brother DID invent this thing and AFAIK had a patent on the design. I bought mine from them directly and don't remember the website. They called theirs the walk along glider. A quick websearch reveals that Wowwee has a license to the patent so that's pretty cool.
Jan 25, 2004, 01:55 PM
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The Wowee Air Surfer was primarily invented by Tyler MacCready, son of Paul MacCready. The first ones were built in the 1970's in a hanger with scrap material from the Gossamer Condor or Albatross that Paul had designed for the human powered airplane competitions, (which they won). The Wowee version was refined and put into mass production more recenlty. Sorry for the correction but I really didn't have anything to do with this toy, or my brother, but thanks for credit. -Matt Keennon
Jan 25, 2004, 03:04 PM
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Here's the site where I first found out about these things.

http://www.geocities.com/x_surfer2004/
Jan 26, 2004, 02:31 AM
El Queso Grande
Oops, sorry about the name mixup. You're (of course) absolutely right in that correction.


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