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MODEL & MINIATURE GLIDER & SAILPLANE
sa   MODEL & MINIATURE GLIDER & SAILPLANE LAUNCHING
sa   MODEL & MINIATURE GLIDER & SAILPLANE: RADIO CONTROL
sa   TOY AIRCRAFT
xx   GLIDER & SAILPLANE
xx   MODEL & MINIATURE AIRCRAFT
xx   MODEL & MINIATURE AIRCRAFT: FREE FLIGHT

FFOXY. A 47" wingspan A/1 towline glider. Part 1. Full-size plans, materials and recommended tool list included. Ideal for junior fliers.
AERO MODELLER #653 Jun 1990 (v.55) pg. 305

FFOXY. Part 2. Building instructions.
AERO MODELLER #654 Jul 1990 (v.55) pg. 366

A swarm of bees. Four delightful little models by Mark Bee. (1) The Bee, a chuck glider. (2) The Wren. A ROG model powered by either CO.2 or rubber. (3) Bumble Bipe. A rubber-powered biplane. (4) Backward Bee. A rubber-powered tractor-style (canard-style). All feature simple sheet balsa or stick-and-tissue construction. Full-size plans included.
AERO MODELLER #671 Dec 1991 (v.56) pg. 702, Insert

T-30 glider. Build a simple 30" span towline glider from sheet balsa. Full-size plan included.
AERO MODELLER #677 Jun 1992 (v.57) pg. 26, Insert

Baby Buzzard. Build this 31" span A/O class glider for use with hi-start and club competition. Full-size plan included.
AERO MODELLER #681 Oct 1992 (v.57) pg. 42, Insert
Correction AERO MODELLER #683 Dec 1992 (v.57) pg. 5

Taileda. Build this small, simple, attractive and unusual canard-style catapult glider.
AERO MODELLER #682 Nov 1992 (v.57) pg. 37

Sharkey. An unorthodox 13" span chuck or catapult glider made from sheet balsa and painted with sharks teeth and eyes.
AERO MODELLER #686 Mar 1993 (v.58) pg. 26

Druid. A 53.5" span A/1 glider that is within the ability of a beginner and can hold its own with any of its class. Full-size plan included.
AERO MODELLER #687 Apr 1993 (v.58) pg. 48, Insert

Panther. Semi-scale hi-start glider for ages 8-80. Full-size plan included.
AERO MODELLER #693 Oct 1993 (v.58) pg. 23

One man and his model. Insights into some of the techniques of a successful free-flight contest glider flier.
AERO MODELLER #699 Apr 1994 (v.59) pg. 36

Equip the nose of a model glider with an aluminum skid to reduce landing damage.
AERO MODELLER #701 Jun 1994 (v.59) pg. 25

Miles M35 Libellula. A 9.5" span profile scale glider (or rubber-powered pusher) with a canard and swept-back main wing. Full-size plan included.
AERO MODELLER #701 Jun 1994 (v.59) pg. 26

Chucky and Chucky Two. Two reciprocal (bi-directional) stick gliders which will reverse their direction while in flight. Half-size plan included.
AERO MODELLER #705 Oct 1994 (v.59) pg. 25

HLG 1994. Details for the winning hand-launched glider (chuck glider) by John Buskell. Reduced-scale plan included.
AERO MODELLER #708 Jan 1995 (v.60) pg. 25, 35

Samarkand, an S4B boost glider which is launched using a model rocket engine. Features 470mm span wings which are folded up during the launch. Full-size plan included.
AERO MODELLER #709 Feb 1995 (v.60) pg. 25

Turbo Kid. A high performance hand-launched glider (HLG) for teenagers and elder throwers built from sheet balsa. Full-size plan included.
AERO MODELLER #709 Feb 1995 (v.60) pg. 27

Debon Air. A 60" span semi-scale glider. Full-size plan included.
AERO MODELLER #712 May 1995 (v.60) pg. 54

Ghost. A simple 12" span flying wing glider made from sheet balsa. Full-size plan included.
AERO MODELLER #714 Jul 1995 (v.60) pg. 35

Sky Rover. A 14" wingspan handlaunch glider built from sheet balsa. Full-size plan included.
AERO MODELLER #716 Sep 1995 (v.60) pg. 27

Lemon Drop. An attractive 30" span glider features a flat wing with separate angled tips. Full-size plan included.
AERO MODELLER #717 Oct 1995 (v.60) pg. 22

Arctos glider. A 30" span elementary trainer designed for use as a school project. Conventional balsa and tissue construction. Full-size plan included.
AERO MODELLER #722 Mar 1996 (v.61) pg. 24, 25 (Insert)

Tips on glider systems looks at towhook, auto rudder (A/R), rudder stops and tensioners, etc.
AERO MODELLER #724 May 1996 (v.61) pg. 6

Red Arrow. A simple hand-launched semi-scale catapult glider with 12" span. Made from sheet balsa. Full-scale plan included.
AERO MODELLER #725 Jun 1996 (v.61) pg. 12

Terraplane. A 17" hand-launch glider features balsa and foam construction. Full-size plan included.
AERO MODELLER #727 Aug 1996 (v.61) pg. 24, 25 (Insert)

Poker Dot. A winning hand-launched glider is adapted for Depron construction. Full-size plan included.
AERO MODELLER #731 Dec 1996 (v.61) pg. 25 (Insert)

Windrush. A 36" span glider for beginners. Full-size plan included.
AERO MODELLER #736 Apr(2) 1997 (v.62) pg. 20, Insert

Lulu Baby. A 60% linear scale version of the original 1949 "Lulu" glider features a 30" span. Full-size plan included.
AERO MODELLER #742 Sep 26 1997 (v.62) pg. 20, Insert

Fun Size HLG. A high-performance miniature chuck glider with a 14" wingspan is built from sheet balsa.
AERO MODELLER #744 Nov 21 1997 (v.62) pg. 25, Insert

Tomahawk. A quick-to-build, 13.5" span jet fighter catapult glider is built entirely from 1/16" balsa sheet. Full-size plan included.
AERO MODELLER #748 Apr 9 1998 (v.63) pg. 12

Kookaburra. A simple canard-style catapult or chuck glider built from sheet balsa. Full-size plan included.
AERO MODELLER #753 Aug 27 1998 (v.63) pg. 27

gLUDDer! A simple flying wing model that offers an introduction to radio assist (wireless control), free-flight power, or towline gliding. Accepts .75-1.0cc glow or diesel engines. Full-size plan included.
AERO MODELLER #756 Nov 19 1998 (v.63) pg. 9, Insert

Building and flying competitive hand launch gliders (HLG). Includes a full-size plan for the Polka Dot 24 HLG.
AERO MODELLER #758 Jan 14 1999 (v.63) pg. 6

Trimming free-flight model aircraft for the best glide duration.
AERO MODELLER #766 Aug 26 1999 (v.64) pg. 20

Snoeklet. Build a "tiddler" for the new SAM 1066 vintage glider class. Derived from DT 133 Snoek, circa October 1949. Full-size plan included.
AERO MODELLER #771 Jan 2000 (v.65) pg. 8, Insert

Lulu. Reprint of instructions and reduced scale plan for a 1949 lightweight contest glider which could be constructed in 4 hours.
AERO MODELLER #776 Jun 2000 (v.65) pg. 26

Dart. Build a simple 13" span catapult flying wing glider from sheet balsa. Full-size plan included.
AERO MODELLER #783 Jan 2001 (v.66) pg. 34

Detailed written instructions on fabricating model glider wings using the vacuum bag technique.
MODEL AVIATION Mar 1991 (v.17#3) pg. 49

F-15 Gulf War fighter. A semi-scale high-speed catapult glider (6" long) is made from sheet balsa
MODEL AVIATION Jul 1991 (v.17#7) pg. 58, 94

Trimming to avoid spins in hand-launched gliders.
MODEL AVIATION Jul 1991 (v.17#7) pg. 132

Cerrito. A mini hand-launched (or rubber-band launched) glider built from balsa. A good first project to get kids involved in building model aircraft.
MODEL AVIATION Oct 1991 (v.17#10) pg. 45

Zenith. Hand-launched glider design features swallow tips for better transition from launch to glide and greater stability in turbulent lift. It also features a very effective dethermalizer which halts drifting or hanging in thermals.
MODEL AVIATION Dec 1991 (v.17#12) pg. 61

MiG-29 catapult glider. Semi-scale 13" wingspan glider that is launched using a ten- to 20-ft. length of flat rubber. Constructed of built-up print wood sheet balsa.
MODEL AVIATION Apr 1992 (v.18#4) pg. 84

Slow Poker. A high-tech Indoor Hand-Launched Glider (IHLG). The 24" sheet balsa wing is reinforced with carbon fiber tow.
MODEL AVIATION Jun 1992 (v.18#6) pg. 64

Catapult Canard CC-1. An outdoor catapult glider with 8" wingspan made from balsa sheet.
MODEL AVIATION Aug 1992 (v.18#8) pg. 82, 90

Zip-A-Do, Too. Build the catapult glider with 9" span which won the 1992 Nationals and East Coast Free Flight Championships.
MODEL AVIATION Feb 1993 (v.19#2) pg. 88

Tern II. HLG (hand-launched glider) with 18" wingspan, catapult option, and a dethermalizer mechanism.
MODEL AVIATION May 1993 (v.19#5) pg. 48

Plans for the AK-2 F1A towline glider designed by Anders & Jorgen Korsgaard of Denmark. A good first model because it features easy construction and durability.
MODEL AVIATION Feb 1994 (v.20#2) pg. 109

Arriba. Hand-held F/F catapult glider with a 16" wingspan is built from sheet balsa.
MODEL AVIATION May 1994 (v.20#5) pg. 59

Hand-launched gliders. Part 1. Construction of the "Tiny Piglet", a beginner's HLG.
MODEL AVIATION May 1995 (v.21#5) pg. 35

Hand-launched gliders. Part 2. Trimming and launching the "Tiny Piglet", a beginner's HLG.
MODEL AVIATION Jun 1995 (v.21#6) pg. 59

Drawing of a simple homemade bunt mechanism for F1H (A-1) gliders.
MODEL AVIATION Jun 1995 (v.21#6) pg. 102, 104

Straight-up. Constructing and flying a simple hand-held catapult glider.
MODEL AVIATION Aug 1995 (v.21#8) pg. 43

Tips on splitting a long model sailplane wing into two parts for portability.
MODEL AVIATION Aug 1996 (v.22#8) pg. 78

Testing model airplanes. Making simple model gliders to study the effect of different aspect ratios on flight characteristics.
MODEL AVIATION Jun 1997 (v.23#6) pg. 28

Quantum 20. A F/F indoor hand-launched glider with 20" wingspan and balsa/carbon construction.
MODEL AVIATION May 1998 (v.24#5) pg. 24

Mini catapult glider has 8" wingspan and sheet balsa construction. Full-size plan included.
MODEL AVIATION May 1999 (v.25#5) pg. 45

Sailplane drag. Cause and effect of induced drag, friction drag, pressure drag, and interference drag on gliders.
RADIO CONTROL MODELS & ELECTRONICS Mar 1990 (v.32#3) pg. 218

Glider wing construction topics. (1) Wing connector. (2) Sizing carbon spars.
RADIO CONTROL MODELS & ELECTRONICS Nov 1991 (v.34#11) pg. 886

Tip on attaching lead weight to the nose of a glider.
RADIO CONTROL MODELS & ELECTRONICS Dec 1993 (v.36#12) pg. 67

Method for wing mounting on gliders does away with the normal rubber band and dowel system.
RADIO CONTROL MODELS & ELECTRONICS Apr 1995 (v.38#4) pg. 31