In this class we'll each build a "chuck glider" from inexpensive household materials that really flies!
The airplane we will build is called the "FT Sparrow", which is a free plan published by http://www.flitetest.com. Each plane will be constructed from dollar store foam board, packing tape, hot glue, bamboo skewers, and other readily available materials. Templates and assistance will be provided for cutting out the 8 or so parts. You'll learn how to cover the surface with shiny packing tape to make it durable and great looking.
Weather permitting, we have a grassy area outside where we can test our creations.
Flite Test publishes dozens of free airplane plans that can be built with these materials and techniques. All of the planes are designed to be remote control, including this one, but we will be building the simplified glider version. If anyone is interested in building a remote control version later, we will have an example of a similar airplane for reference.
This class is kid friendly (suggested 12 and up, with an adult), but be aware that we'll be using hot glue and very sharp hobby knives to cut the foam, so be comfortable with the risks.
The cost of the class is $20 for non-members, and $10 for Bozeman Makerspace members.