Big Styrofoam Gliders--> Boost Gliders?

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MetMan

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As summer approaches, I'm seeing those three foot wing span gliders showing up in WalMart again. Has anyone ever converted one to a boost glider? That would be impressive!!

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I saw one launched with a C6-3 strapped underneath, towards the nose. It actually worked quite well, climbing to about 40 feet and looping once, after the motor burned out it glided for about 20 seconds.

There's a smaller one, with about a 16" wingspan, that I bet would work great as a boost glider on a longer rocket. You'd have to glue the wings on though, I'm sure.

I have successfully converted the small Guillow's foam space shuttle to a boost glider, with nice long glide times. I have another one which I installed micro-RC gear in, but I've made only one flight so far, which was not successful (too much elevon deflection, snap rolled, barely recovered before boinking a pickup truck.)
 

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I've seen 2 of the smaller ones attached to a rocket about the size of a Blue Ninja, and they worked great.

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Review of John Stiens':

SEARS572.com/gliderthang.htm

It does rather well.

Gary
 

mikeyd

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I put together a G powered setup, and flew it at LDRS last summer. It even made a quick Cameo, on the Discovery channel show last November.
 

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Originally posted by mikeyd
I put together a G powered setup, and flew it at LDRS last summer. It even made a quick Cameo, on the Discovery channel show last November.

Thats nice!! So those gliders detatch at ejection ?
-Karl
 

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I plan on straping some motors to a Wright Flyer that HobbyZone makes I saw it in my local hobby store.
 
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