- Jan 22, 2009
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That's the plan. As soon as I get a calm sunny afternoon without other plans I'll spend some time throwing it in the back yard and off the deck, making adjustments to see what difference it makes.
From what I can find on the internet about gliders I'm thinking that it just might be too light. Apparently when they say that weight is the enemy of a glider that only goes so far. Unfortunately the only information I can find on gliders is for the little balsa gliders, or similarly shaped planes. Nothing about delta wing gliders like the shuttle. I suppose if I crack the code I can create a page and share what I've found with the world.
BTW, I asked Dr. Zooch for advice when building it and he gave very little, which is understandable because he didn't want to give away too many company secrets. In a follow up PM I asked him if he cared if I shared the files I made for this upscale (there's more to it than simply printing everything at 1.5x) and he never replied. He's logged on since I sent it, so if he hasn't replied to say no then I guess he doesn't care. I still consider the design 100% his and these files are still that design. However, he didn't seem to mind when people shared the wraps to make the shuttle appear more detailed so unless he says otherwise I'll assume he won't care if these are shared too. So if anyone wants the files I altered in order to build a 1.5x version yourself, let me know and I'll share them. Nosecones (4), tyvek, nylon screw, and balsa not included.
Sorry for not replying- Here's how I see it. It's your build, your rocket and your files. You took the time and trouble to put it all together, so any sharing is strictly up to you. I'm just a spectator here. Of course you folks have to understand that any advice I may give can be held against me if stuff goes wrong. Still I wish you the best of luck. So far as logging on and not replying- please don't read anything into that. I'm normally swamped with work and sometimes just go on and off site really quickly because I cannot afford the time to get hung up on the site.
Normally I find it easier to reply to messages sent directly to me at drzooch AT yahooDotCom.