Launched mine twice so far, once with a "B" once with a "C" this thing is cool. I painted mine to look like an old Vulcan bomber .You need a good/large grassy launch spot for this one ,it glides vey well! The last spot I launched was hard packed dirt and the wing cracked on landing easy fix, can't wait to launch it again! (Posted on 3/3/13)
I built the original in appx 1971-2. If you're a builder of the original decades ago DO build this, you'll have a great time with it.
This design was one of clear brilliance. Even a kid could build a boost glider that the builder would have to TRY and screw up or get to fail. You'll never get tired of watching this lift off the pad, then watching the Orbiter return to ground flying in big,magestic circles.
This one is just like the original only even easier to build, Doug (Posted on 2/20/13)
i have recently ordered this model and it should arrive tomorrow. i am extremely excited as it will be my first boost-glider. i am slightly nervous as there is not an ideal field nearby but our current field should work. i am looking forward to a tricky and engaging build followed by beautiful flights!! (Posted on 9/20/12)
I built the original almost 35 years ago. Flew great...went up true and flew nicely once trimmed. Then some wind took it while it was circling overhead and it flew hundreds of yards downwind only to land out of reach on a school roof. :-( Maybe I'll build the new version and try again. (Posted on 5/2/12)