|Flight Club Members Hard at Work|
Jon had messaged me about his plan to have the club build a glider version that was similar to the Fantastic Foam Flyer rubber powered airplane on my website. Instead of using foam obtained from foam plates, Depron foam was purchased. Jon sent me a short video of his son launching a prototype glider in the house; it looked to fly pretty well.
Weekly flight report articles were published on the Flight Club website which included short videos also. I am really amazed at how well this plane flies as a glider, I thought maybe with so much bend in the wing airfoil there would be too much drag for gliding. Their design was changed from mine in that the flat center section of the wing is larger and the tips are smaller.
Besides the shared interest in computers and STEM projects, Jon also flies radio control slope soaring gliders and has a webpage for that known as General Tom Foolery. Amazing scenery and big hills where they fly from; while I fly my slope gliders from tiny hills. I checked out more pictures from the area, reminds me of one of my favorite TV shows Doc Martin.
Flight Club RC
About Rye East Sussex UK
Fantastic Foam Flyer
Simple Foam Free Flight Airplane - Facebook Group
Foam Plate and Plastic Straw Gliders - article on Ideas-Inspire.com
Flight Club Gliders - Hall Flying Shenanigans