Gary Hinze had created a lab exercise for my website Simple Gliders in the Science and Mathematics Curriculum which was designed for simple model gliders but I thought with enough data the calculations could be applied to the Flutag record.
|From Simple Glider Curriculum|
NEW DATA from DESIGNER - 9/27/2013
Launch height was only 22 feet, weight 215 pounds, wing area 196 square feet.
From what was given; height 30 feet, length 258 feet, duration around 10 seconds from watching video. A weight of 220 pounds might be used to be well under the 400 pound limit, as a weight close to that was found from one source.
So try to come up with calculations for glide ratio, velocity, L/D, etc.
Additional Information From Designer
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