After a long recovery from a back injury, I decided to follow my interests in Free Flight airplanes, I renewed my AMA membership and joined the National Freeflight Scociety…. Figuring a sheet of balsa, tube of glue and a medal ruler with some sandpaper would get me into the air – watching my glider circle in the thermals until it gently landed near by ( 😕 ) to be thrown again – well folks with a lot of grins and a few choice words I soon learned “it’s not that easy”. I’ve read all I could find on line, purchased and read as many magazines as possible – watched videos over and over, only to make me convinced I can build and fly a glider with a two minute flight time but never coming close…. Why two identical gliders will not fly the same, one when launched will go straight up and straight down…uhgggggg! the other transition fairly okay at the top and circle to the opposite side of my intended glide pattern – simple things I should be able to easily figure out but can’t! Good news is I’m keeping the wood and glue manufactures in business!!
I wish I had a near by club and a friend to fly with here in Idaho but haven’t found anybody yet that I can learn from!! I’m planning on attending as many contest as I can to come e
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Where in Idaho do you live? There are a number of very good free flight modelers in the Boise ,Caldwell and Sun Valley areas. There is a high school gym that is used to fly indoors once a month on Saturdays in Caldwell as well.
Scott I talked to Bob DeShields and he told me he had talked to you before. He suggested that perhaps the weekend of April 18 we could all get together at his house in Caldwell. He is going to call you and see if something can be arranged.