[WWI] Got to see a Gotha G-IV fly!

Tom Solinski dr-i.417.17 at cox.net
Sun Apr 22 18:49:23 EDT 2007


Went to the local end-of-season indoor rubber powered flying event this
afternoon at the Oklahoma State armory here in OKC

There is a new fad in indoor models called "walk behind gliders"   They
build models with incredibly low wing loading then walk under them with a
large sheet of foamboard.  The board is held at an angle and when they walk
the push up a blast of air much like the type found in slope soaring. One
gentleman had a minute Gotha bomber he was flying around in this manner.
Too bad my camera cant take instantaneous pictures.





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