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Old 08-07-2014, 02:17 PM
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I picked up a rubber band powered glider by Revell/Monogram the other day. I put it together today to see well it would fly. Not bad. A little heavy, but it flew almost as well as the North Pacific powered gliders flew. As heavy as it is, I wonder if it would survive a rocket launch for a glide down to earth? Anyone try one of these?

A link. My glider is the blue one with the wheels.

http://downloads.hobbico.com/sellsh...8-sellsheet.pdf
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Old 08-07-2014, 05:03 PM
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One of the cheap-balsa-plane companies sells gliders, with no prop or rubber.

If you used spots of glue to secure the wing, stab, and rudder joints, these might be usable as parasite gliders. Use launch lugs and dowels to create hooks on the body tube.

On a large enough rocket, you could add one parasite. Smaller rockets would have to boost two, 180 degrees apart; they could act as the rocket's fins if mounted cleverly.
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I've never tried it, but it seems like it would probably work with a little engineering and creativity. If they're cheap enough, it's probably worth a shot.
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Here is another powered glider I found on Ebay and it's from Estes.
When did these come out?

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Estes-fires...=item23462a2cc7
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