The major theme I try to get across in the presentations is how ideas inspire others to expand on and improve concepts. Besides talking about the historic aviators I show the idea of how the FPG-9 (foam plate glider) can be expanded on. I launch my foam gliders in front of the audience and explain what ideas I incorporated in each design.
|Tiny Quadcopter Great for Flying in Small Areas|
|Rather Small Area to Fly but I Did|
To show technology of model aviation has become so sophisticated I show my modern computer radio with audio prompts, downloadable software updates, and model memory for a couple hundred models. I flew the MiniVapor which flies well in small areas. I also flew a free flight mini-stick to show how a free flight airplane can fly in a tiny area also.
|Hammer Down Foam Glider|
|Foam Plate and Straw Glider|
|Foam Jet II Glider|
Granted not that many people attended but I have done presentations like this several times so that is understandable. It really inspired some good conversation afterwards for at least 30 minutes, I thought that was the best part. One person saw the possibilities for some kid events based on some of what they had seen.
Foam Plate and Straw Gliders
Rubber Powered Foam Airplanes
Hammer Down Foam Catapult Glider
Foam Jet II Glider
Rubber Powered Orntithopter
Progression of Ideas Foam Gliders