Here are some tips.So ive been having some trouble with the glider. It will coast across a room, but when launched up into the air it always just falls most of the way to the ground before it resumes gliding. My best time is like 4 seconds. Any ideas?
Based on data from Nationals for the past 2 years, there is no "BEST".I think freedom flight models are the best.
I totally agree. Its just that personally I like freedom flight models.Based on data from Nationals for the past 2 years, there is no "BEST".I think freedom flight models are the best.
Of the 60 teams at Nationals, Freedom Flight Models have finished as high as 5th and as low as 59th. They are distributed in a normal pattern throughout the rankings.
The key points are:
1) Build consistent- Too many models were sloppy or had warps or issues which limited performance
2) Practice- If you expect to build a model and suddenly win, you are mistaken. This is not a contest of who can build the best glider. Taking and using data to improve your launch technique is what wins or loses competitions
3) Build Light- As with all of the flying events, if everything else is the same, the lighter glider will win. Just one word of caution, if you build so light your glider breaks every time your practice, your data or glider will have the issues from 1+2 above and you will perform poorly.
Well that wouldn't be my interpretation...The presenter at the Centerville Coaching Academy said non-competitors (i.e. parents, coaches) could built the handles (he showed a fancy one with gauges for angles and whatnot). Is this everyone's interpretation?
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