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Old 05-12-2002, 09:26 PM
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Default Wings?

I have just started flying with a firebird xl. I was originally into cars, but when i visited the new hobby shop i couldnt resist buying something that flys and required almost no building. Well, ive flown it, first flight was about 10 seconds then into a tree. Second flight had almost the same exact path. after the second, the wing was pretty torn up, but it is fixed now. That got me wondering about other types of wing designs. What about poster/cardboard wings? Ive seen that they use them (or something similar) on the SPADs. Another thing i thought about was hang glider type wings. Could one be made with 3 or so sticks of balsa and a plastic sack or is it more complicated than that? What are the disadvantages of the hang glider wings and posterboard wings? Advantages?

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