This site will feature information for Hand Launched Gliders (HLG) and Catapult Launched Gliders (CLG). Also emphasized will be Building Tips, Glider Plans, Articles and Video Teaching Tools plus more. Stay tuned, we are just getting STARTED.
Here is the “Whisper’s” article reprinted from the February 1941 Flying Aces magazine written by the designer of the Whisper — Ernest Copeland. Building instructions as well as a downloadable 8 1/2″ x 11″ plan of the design are included.
We can thank Dave Higgins for taking a vintage 1979 Hand Launched Glider and performing his magic by redesigning it into a Catapult Launched Glider. He brings it gracefully into the twenty first century as a detailed CAD Drawing. This web page has all you would ever need to make one of these yourself, regardless of your experience.
At left is Dave’s CAD drawing of the DT system he calls the FLIP D. T. SYSTEM which he designed for the Sweepette-Ette 14 Mk. II.
It can however be adopted for use on other similar sized Catapult Launched Gliders as well. Currently featured on this page, we hope to make it its own page with more information and pictures for its construction.
Flip D.T. System for the Sweepeette-Ette Mk.II
Dave Higgins is a new contributor and Jeff Renz is one of our regular KC Free Flight website contributors.
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