Turnout was light with 4 people attending the
The evening's discussion was all about rockets with a gliding
recovery - the various types and styles of boost gliders and
rocket gliders. For example, pop-pod, scissor wing, flex
Alan Estenson brought several examples from Edmonds Aerospace
- Deltie, Deltie B, Tinee, CiCi, and Ecee. David Whitaker
also brought a CiCi along with a Quest Flat Cat and a Squirrel
Works Red Baron.
Edmonds offers all sorts of boost/rocket gliders. Most
are very easy to build, inexpensive, and fly nicely. They
also offer some models that are higher performance, more
challenging to build, and contest-oriented. We talked
about kit offerings from various other companies, too - Estes,
Quest, Semroc, Squirrel Works, etc.
We also briefly discussed radio controlled rocket-boosted
For more information on glide recovery of model rockets, see
Chapter 13 in the Handbook of Model Rocketry.