Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Unknown boost glider from the late 1960's

The attached image roughly depicts a boost glider that I built in the late 1960's.  I think I followed a plan but am not sure.  It flew great and was one of the few rockets that I had wanted to keep after dropping out of rocketry during college.  However, it disappeared along with my collection of 45 rpm records, my posters, and a unknown other treasures.

The black ends of the canards would be flush during boost and would pivot down on ejection. There was a wire that sat on a slot in the BT and was held up by a piston.  Someday, I should try to recreate it.  However, I haven't had any success with gliders after becoming a BAR for the second time.  I'd prefer to follow plans.