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Old 05-03-2009, 10:57 PM
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Default Glider test model

...Not exactly a mockup. A test model built from 6mm depron foam and .010in vacu-formed plastic. Sometimes called a "toss model" or "chuck glider". This one allowed me to confirm the C.G. and elevon deflections for the Orbiter R/c model. Oh, and yes, it flies! Glide ratio is about 8 to 1. Not bad for a low aspect ratio delta wing with a blunt body tail.
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