Need glider kit for tribute

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Sooner Boomer

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Next month is our annual launch in the memory of a local club member that passed away about ten years ago. He was big into clusters and gliders (he still holds NAR duration record for "G" class). I'd like to build a (free flight!) glider to build/launch in his memory. Any ideas?
 

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You could always go for a Holverson Swinger.
 

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Got an Estes Gryphon, they are **tiny**. Might fly it. Got a Flat Cat - at least I have the glider, lost the booster. Also have an Estes "Scissor Wing Transport" without the engine pod. The Semrock "Swift" looks good.
 

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Estes Soaring Eagle if you can find one, name seems fitting as well. Was the first rocket I ever launched in public and it flew perfect, thankfully.
 

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Estes Soaring Eagle if you can find one, name seems fitting as well. Was the first rocket I ever launched in public and it flew perfect, thankfully.
Oh, yeah, got one of those, too. The stuff on the foam wings came off a long time ago. Don't know where the booster is...
 

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Agree, the J&H Aerospace D-powered Windlance canard is great if you're looking for a larger glider. Mine put in a 4 minute 9 second duration on its inaugural flight. Or if you're looking for an even larger glider, you could consider the Edmonds Aerospace Ecee Thunder (OOP but I have traced templates) or DeeCee Thunder (templates on JimZ here: http://spacemodeling.org/jimz/edmonds_deecee_thunder.htm).
 

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Rktman beat me to it,

was going to suggest any of the windlance's from J&H aerospace, they build very quickly and are proven gliders, practically fool proof design.

the D is a beast and will take more than an evening to build but it is quite awesome.
 

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Estes Dragonfly....small but flies great if you can find one....
 
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