Walkalong Gliders, continued

The recent post about walkalong gliders generated some interest within the club. We can expect to see more of these little sailplanes at MAC in the future.

Mike Leadbetter is our expert in the arcane discipline of walkalong gliding. Not only is Mike an excellent builder who understands the dynamics of free flight, he also has a runner's build and the stamina to follow his glider for as long as it takes to provide lift for the perfect flight. Mike recently told us his walkalong glider is too light; it should be heavier so he can walk faster.

This young photographer was particularly interested in Mike's walkalong glider. Here, we see the undercambered wing and the colorful splinter pattern Mike created with his computer and inkjet printer.

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