RADIO CONTROLLED GLIDERS

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These radio controlled gliders were being flown off the cliffs just a mile from my house. These images were not meant to be great, just recording the event.

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I used to fly models myself and was always facinated by the flying wing.

A designer came up with an experimental flying wing for the military the first time in the 50's. I forget the guy's name. They used lots of his data for the B2.

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I remember that time well Patrick as the flying wing was developed. The small gliders I have shown really require very little up draft to stay aloft. The wind was barely perceptable and they were flying these gliders back and forth off the cliff. I kept expecting one to lose its lift and head down into the valley but they never did.
 
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modern extreme designs require computer input as no human is fast enough. Many aircraft are aerodynamically unstable and require constant small inputs. The pilot uses control input to point the A/C and the computer keeps it on course. This is why the first flying wings were not successful.
 
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