Test shot of Dakota and Horsa Glider, before and after a moving cloud layer has been added in Aftereffects to enhance the distance from the 1/72nd planes and full scale Czech hedgehog. (Beach obstacle). There's a slight wobble in the planes which needs fixing.
1/72 Dakota model with the Horsa Glider, nylon wires running through both models. The nylon wires visible in these shots, in the picture of the Dakota, 3rd from bottom the nylon wire that was used to pull both models is just visible at an angle running down from the front of the model. The bottom pic is the rig used to connect the nylon wires, one at each end.
Horsa glider test: A 1/72 scale Airfix kit, the glider was run down three nylon wires, one through the centre and the other two through the wing tips. The clip was slowed down by 50% in editing, after each take the model had to be repaired as parts fell off as it bounced off of a spring used to cushion the stop at the bottom. The plastic kit needs to be reinforced before further shots are done, the model was 11-12 feet of the ground at it's start point, dropping to 6'6" 20 ft away.
The Glider model with the central brass tube.
The loop of the central nylon wire just visible at the front of the glider.