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by prd06
December 20th, 2018, 5:59 pm
Forum: Elastic Launched Gliders B
Topic: Elastic Launched Gliders B
Replies: 209
Views: 25317

Re: Elastic Launched Gliders B

Has anyone built and tested the Freedom Flight or J&H Aerospace kits?
How heavy is your glider? What kinds of times are you getting?
by prd06
December 13th, 2018, 2:24 pm
Forum: Elastic Launched Gliders B
Topic: Elastic Launched Gliders B
Replies: 209
Views: 25317

Re: Elastic Launched Gliders B

Hi I'm having an issue with my glider transitioning from the launch to the glide. The glider does not have flaps and is made entirely of balsa. It has dihedral in the wing and stabilizer (no rudder/fin) When I just threw it, it glided pretty smoothly and was turning, but in the launch, it went strai...
by prd06
November 21st, 2018, 8:41 pm
Forum: Elastic Launched Gliders B
Topic: Launcher
Replies: 2
Views: 875

Launcher

I have created the glider, and I had some questions about the launcher. What rubber band thickness should I be using? Should you have 2 layers of rubber? (so you would have 1 loop, but then you would fold it back so you would have half the length and 2 loops) Can I make the launcher out of balsa woo...
by prd06
November 11th, 2018, 2:03 pm
Forum: Elastic Launched Gliders B
Topic: Glider Kits
Replies: 9
Views: 1943

Re: Glider Kits

Thank you for the responses! I do have some experience with building, as I did Wright Stuff B last year. I looked at all the different kits you mentioned, and I am considering all the options. I notice that J & H aerospace has 2 different products: the Protege and the Carbonette. Is the Protege the ...
by prd06
November 8th, 2018, 3:32 pm
Forum: Elastic Launched Gliders B
Topic: Glider Kits
Replies: 9
Views: 1943

Re: Glider Kits

So the Freedom Flights kit is the best?
What about J and H aerospace and Guru tech?
Is it possible to just buy the important parts and make the glider by myself? (that's what I did for Wright Stuff B last year)
by prd06
November 8th, 2018, 2:11 pm
Forum: Elastic Launched Gliders B
Topic: Glider Kits
Replies: 9
Views: 1943

Glider Kits

Hi everyone,

I wanted to know whether or not you all are making your gliders from kits?
Are any of you buying the Ward Science kit or are you using something else?

Thanks,
prd06

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