Gibet Scissor Flop Winged B/G



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.

Additional Information

  • Length: 15.375″
  • Wing Span: 13.875″
  • Weight; 0.53 oz.
  • Cord: 1.875″
  • Recovery: Glide
  • Recommended Motors:
    • 1/2A3-2T, a3-4T, A10-3T


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Build History

  • 05/08/2006 – Purchased Venus Model Rocketry Giblet from Venus Model Rocketry for $13.00 (Retail $13.00).
  • 05/14/2006 – Took pictures of package and contents. Scanned components.
  • 07/17/2020 – Scanned components and plans. Measured components and recorded on page 70 boo #4. Glued motor tube assembly to motor slip tube. Cut pylon, wooden strait in half and angled bot ends at 45 degree angle. Glued pylon and boom pieces together to create an angle at fin of boom. Sanded lower pylon to fit body tube.Sanded 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 guide lines.
  • 07/18/2020 – Sanded tip root edges and glued to main wing so 1-1/2″ of wing tip is off 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 end of pylon. Cut two pieces of reinforcement tape 2″ long and applied the self adhesive tape to main wing and wing tip on each side. Glued kraft stick together with a 1″ offset from the ends of each stick.