Wednesday, 19 March 2014

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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.

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