This is for any kind of aircraft ( it can look like a Starship!) that glides.

Discussion in 'Gliders, Powered, Unpowered, Military or Civilian' started by zathros, May 2, 2014.

  1. zathros

    zathros -----SENIOR---- Administrator Moderator

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    Use whatever materials you wish. The intent is to have fun, share ideas and technique, and too have fun. Time to see these babies flying!! Ground effect aircraft also encouraged. There are a couple in the downloads section I designed a long time ago that really fly in ground effect. You know that when you see them go very very slow, but are still several inches floating above the ground.
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    Revell-Fan Co-Administrator Administrator Moderator

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    I hope to see a flying Thunderfighter here soon..! :rolleyes:
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    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator Moderator

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    That would be COOL to see!!!
  4. zathros

    zathros -----SENIOR---- Administrator Moderator

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    I really think that if the C.G. was calculated properly, it would fly like a lifting body aircraft!! :)
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    Revell-Fan Co-Administrator Administrator Moderator

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    Hmm, we could also print the image of a Thunderfighter on a frisbee... :D
  6. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator Moderator

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    NOT THE SAME!!!:p:p:p

    I like Zathros' idea better (even though, I am not an engineer).:D
  7. spaceagent-9

    spaceagent-9 Right Hand Man and Confidant Moderator

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    I fooled around with this tonight an made a cereal box cardboard glider, the actual glider is an embarrassment klingon-vorcha.jpg , but it does soar very well for a long distance.
  8. freddyman

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    well, i know next to jack didly squat about starwars or star trek or whatever aircraft that thing came from, but whats been eating at my head is if anyone would be able to make a flying F/A-37 talon. thats a real challange right there. one that i might tackle
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    spaceagent-9 Right Hand Man and Confidant Moderator

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    yes there is a guy from Thailand made a whole squadron of flying paper jets and the talon was on of them. I don't know who it was over a year ago, keep searching I have yet to dig out mine and build it.
  10. ASC Mclaren

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    I don't know about gliding, but a couple 'o rocket engines..............
  11. zathros

    zathros -----SENIOR---- Administrator Moderator

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    I have made many rocket gliders, it's the best way to get them back!! You just make the rocket "Pop" off when it's done burning by not having a retaining clip, the blast to shoot out the parachute will eject the engine without affecting the aircraft, as long as you put it in there a wee bit loose, and again, no retaining clip! :)