This is a very high performance design utilizing a complex swing and flop wing mechanism, although thanks to Venus’s excellent design and instructions, you do not need to be an expert to pull this off. The boost-glide classification is not a typo–this flies without a pod but spits the motor (attached to a safety code compliant streamer), so you get much better boost performance than a typical pod-riding glider.
- Length: 15.375″
- Wingspan: 13.875″
- Chord: 1.875″
- Weight: 0.53oz.
- Recommended Motors:
- 1/2A3-2T, A3-4T, A10-3T
- 05/08/2006 – Purchased Venus Rocketry Giblet from Venus Rocketry for $13.00 (Retail $13.00)
- 05/04/2006 – Took pictures of package and contents. Scanned components.
- 07/17/2020 – Scanned components and plans. Measured components and recorded on page 70 Book #4. Glued motor tube assembly to motor slip tube. Cut pylon wooden strip in half, angles both ends and cut 45 degree angle on boom. Glued pylon and boom pieces together to create an angle at front of boom. Sanded lower python to fit body tube. Sanded lower top of boom to a radius. Cut the aft end of boom 1-3/4″ x 9/64″. glued stabilizer to aft end of boom at the top edge. Cut tips from main wing at guidelines.
- 07/18/2020 – Sanded tip root edges and glued to main wing so 1-1/2″ of wing tip is off of ground.
- 07/19/2020 – Glued other tip on main wing. Glued body tube/nose cone assembly to pylon so the end of body tube is even with the end of pylon. Cut 2 pieces of reinforcement tape 2″ long and applied to the main wing and wing tip on each side. Glued wooden Kraft stick together with 1″ offset.