An old glider design of mine.

Discussion in 'Gliders, Powered, Unpowered, Military or Civilian' started by finchhawk, Jul 18, 2014.

  1. finchhawk

    finchhawk New Member

    I was searching through our craft room closet and ran across this. I built this a couple of years ago from some of the drawings I made in high school for us to fly around in the backyard.
    balsa glider 1.jpg balsa glider 2.jpg balsa glider.jpg
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  2. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator

    That is REALLY COOL looking!
    I wonder how well it would translate into paper (if possible).
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  3. PaperAir

    PaperAir Active Member

    what a great looking design
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  4. finchhawk

    finchhawk New Member

    Thanks guys. I have a whole fleet of old designs from my teens. I like your idea Rhaven to develop this into paper. That would allow me to color it up a bit also. I may even add some windows, control surfaces, and landing gear.
  5. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator

    By all means, post the rest of your fleet!
    I look forward to seeing it made into a paper model!
  6. finchhawk

    finchhawk New Member

    On the paper side of things, I need a good program for creating the paper parts. Suggestions are very much welcome. I bumped into a program called Pepekura. I usually start in AutoCAD or AutoSketch with a standard three view and work from there.

    This might be a fun thing to have a vote on. "Which model should I develop first?"
  7. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator

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  8. Cforrest900

    Cforrest900 Member

    @finchhawk maybe to add color like you said you wanted to, you could just add paper layers over the balsa, as that way it would have the color you want AND the durability of the balsa wood
  9. zathros

    zathros SENIOR Administrator

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