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Project by handmade24 posted 11-09-2015 10:34 PM 3092 views 15 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

after 3 moves I have finally gotten things coming together. Found my old balsa glider plans I had used over the years to make for craft shows. Thought I would share it with my fellow woody makers. Enjoy!!!
P.S. These are good sellers and cheap to make. They can be stack cut too. I have made patterns to use so I could cut quickly as needed.

-- The price of the project can be found in the smiles of those who receive it. Some things are priceless.





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TopamaxSurvivor

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#1 posted 11-10-2015 02:57 AM

Kool! I remember those when I was a kid. Haven’t seen any for years, They move to craft shows, eh?

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#2 posted 11-10-2015 06:41 AM

I remember these!
They were a lot of fun!
Now all you get is today are those foam ones that don’t last past the first floghts!

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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#3 posted 11-10-2015 11:17 AM

Yup, like all those above, I remember those also. Flew well, easy to adjust and tolerated a crash landing. Thanks for sharing.

-- DonB

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#4 posted 11-10-2015 02:18 PM

The are good solid little fliers. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#5 posted 11-10-2015 03:17 PM

I used to love getting these things from a little store near where my parents grew up. If memory serves me correctly they had little plastic propellers that spun too.

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handmade24

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#6 posted 11-10-2015 11:13 PM

wow—I had no idea there were so many views nor did I expect to make it to top 3. If anyone needs a set of plans I will send them to you in PDF or JEPG file so you can make a ton of kids happy. Thank you for your feed back.
Paul

mhtraveler2000@yahoo.com

-- The price of the project can be found in the smiles of those who receive it. Some things are priceless.

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klev

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#7 posted 11-10-2015 11:46 PM

I just bought a Gruillows kit similar to that which was rubber band powered. I bought it on a whim for my son and nephews, thinking they get a little kick out of it. I’ve had to re-cut new balsa for every part on that thing for all the use it’s gotten. These planes are so great. You’ve inspired me to look around for some plans. Great work!!

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handmade24

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#8 posted 11-10-2015 11:59 PM

http://f4bscale.worldonline.co.uk/plans.htm

http://rcvehicles.about.com/od/air/fl/Free-Glider-Airplane-Plans-to-Download.htm

http://www.theplanpage.com/Months/2802/Grant%20Lesson%209%20HLG.htm

some places for plans—-mostly free—————enjoy!!!!

-- The price of the project can be found in the smiles of those who receive it. Some things are priceless.

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TopamaxSurvivor

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#9 posted 11-11-2015 03:44 AM

Congrats on the top 3! I’ll email for a plan for the g-kids Christmas

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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handmade24

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#10 posted 11-16-2015 07:08 PM

http://www.stickandtissue.com/yabbfiles/Attachments/Yellow_Bird.pdf

This is another glider in pdf—great flyer but an advanced bird that needs a strong arm..easy build and very cheap using hardwoods for body—-enjoy
Paul

-- The price of the project can be found in the smiles of those who receive it. Some things are priceless.

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