Hi all -
I think I've been bitten by the glider bug. With the recent success of a Guillow's "Folding Wing" balsa glider I modified for BG flights (plans will eventually be sent to Essence's Model Rocket site), I have been thinking over how to modify a large foam glider for use with rocket engines. A search on RMR turned up a few postings mentioning them but nothing really concrete. At this point, I am thinking the design would need to be of the swing-wing type to achieve maximum altitude and use a burn string to swing the wings forward. Has anyone ever tried this or anything similar with good results? I've got 2'- and4.5'-wingspan gliders. The smaller one will probably use C engines and the larger one D and E's. Any thoughts or suggestions?
I've also been looking into a way to launch paper airplanes, paper helicopters, or Whitewings gliders as parasites on a rocket powered with AT engines. If anyone is interested, email me. I'll let you know how that goes.
Also, has anyone tried out the new Estes Hydrogen rocket? Looks kind of chintzy, but it is intriguing.