Gliders (How to order the DVD)

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ASW-20 Sailplane

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The prototype first flew in 1977. It proved to be a highly successful glider, winning several World Championships, and was still being flown at this level up to 1995. Developments along its production life included winglets, pneumatic turbulators, and wingtip extensions. MODEL NOT YET AVAILABLE.
$6.95

Blaue Maus Glider

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In Germany there's a hill named Wasserkuppe that most glider enthusiasts have heard about and it was there, just after WWI ended, the first glider meet was held. Most of the competitors brought hang gliders they were developing - most of those being somewhat less than workable.
$8.50

Bowlus-Baby-Albatross

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The Bowlus BA-100 Baby Albatross glider was designed by sailplane designer Hawley Bowlus in the mid-1930s. Designed to be a more affordable and easier to assemble glider than his previous designs, the Baby Albatross was sold fully constructed by the factory or in pre-fabricated kits.
$4.95

Cayley's 1804 Glider

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Scientific experiments led him to develop an efficient cambered airfoil and to identify the four vector forces that influence an aircraft: thrust, lift, drag, and gravity. This is one of the machines based on his research.
$7.95

Colditz Escape Glider

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The glider was assembled by Goldfinch and Best and 12 assistants known as "apostles", in the lower attic above the chapel. The runway was to be constructed from tables and the glider was to be launched using a pulley system based on a falling metal bathtub full of concrete, using a gravity-assisted acceleration to 30 mph (50 km/h).
$5.50

DFS Invasion Glider

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Eight DFS 230 gliders, carrying 85 Pioneers under Leutnant Rudolf Witzig, landed on the roof of the Belgian fort of Eben Emael in the early hours of May 10, 1940. There had been no declaration of war, and they achieved surprise. Using the new shaped charges, they disabled the fort's guns and trapped the garrison inside. The assault cost only 21 casualties.
$8.50

Duster Sailplane

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The BJ-1 Dyna Mite was a sailplane designed by Ben Jansson in the United States in the 1960s for homebuilding. A conventional shoulder-wing design with conventional empennage, no component of the BJ-1 exceeds 18 ft (5.5 m) in length, in order to facilitate building and storage in a domestic garage.
$9.95

Flying-Tank-A40

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Built around the lightweight T-60 Soviet Tank, the Antonov A-40 KT barely got off the ground....If there would have been a powerful enough tow plane it may have been successful. The development of large gliders and transports put an end to the Antonov A-40 KT. Kit includes both version of the T-60 tank. With a little ballast in the nose of the tank, this beauty actually FLIES !!
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Grunau Baby Trainer

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When the Baby first appeared, it was accepted wisdom that the pilot should feel as much unimpeded airflow as possible, the better to sense rising and falling currents of air, temperature changes and the like. MODEL NOT YET AVAILABLE.
$9.95

Herring-Gull-Glider

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Offered in black and white (like the gull really is :), and in two sizes. There's also a goofy gull version that will smile away your recession blues. Its part of the Fiddlers Green Glider and Sailplane and Weird Aircraft Collection. There's a very unique Sea Gull Flying Boat model. Look for it in the Aircraft or Weird Aircraft Collection.
$5.95

Horsa Invasion Glider

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Use of assault gliders by the British was prompted by the use by Germany of the DFS 230, which was first used in May 1940 to successfully assault the Eben Emael fort in Belgium. Their advantage compared to parachute assault was that the troops were landed together.
$5.95

Horten Ho-IV

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Perhaps the most impressive and graceful flying wing sailplane ever! Two sizes, with the largest having a wing span of 38 inches. Several versions. Includes Towing Jeep, and Horten Brothers Cutouts.
$5.95

Horten IX glider

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The first Ho IX V1, which was an unpowered glider that first flew on 1 March 1944. It was followed in December 1944 by the Jumo 004-powered version 2. Göring believed in the design and ordered a production series of 40 aircraft at Gotha with the RLM designation Ho 229. (see above) The war's end altered his plan somewhat.
$7.50

Hotspur-Glider

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The General Aircraft Hotspur Glider was built during WWII by the Brits to carry troops into battle. It was mostly used as a trainer and did a great job in that role. This is another beautiful model designed by Vlad. (added July 2014)
$4.95

Lilienthal Hang Glider

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The invention of a safer small engine that worked on a system of tubular boilers allowed Lillienthal to finance his aviation experiments. He became known as the German Glider King. This is one of his gliders.
$4.50

LPW-1922-Glider

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John F. Leeming and a group of friends started to build a glider in Leeming's garage at his home in Bowdon near Altrincham Cheshire. When the 'LPW' glider was completed in early 1924, it was taken to Alexandra Park Aerodrome. The club flew the glider many times at Alexandra Park, launching it by towing behind a car.
$34.95

Messerschmitt Me-321 Gigant

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Me-321 Gigant WWII Cargo Glider. Kit includes 1 Panzer Tank, 1 Opel Blitz truck and even the powered Me-323 version. Arguably, the largest AC card model ever with a wingspan of over 4 feet!! NOT difficult to build but figure on a week to finish
$8.50

Minimoa Sailplane

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It was made out of wood and fabric with cantilevered 'gull' wings. A B-version in 1938 had thinner wings with a modified section and the gull's kink in a different place. The undercarriage was non-retractable. It was the first glider built to carry water-ballast in a tank behind the pilot.
$5.95

Pawnee Glider Tug

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The Pawnee is a single engined low-wing monoplane constructed of steel tubing and covered with fabric. The emphasis of this design was on pilot safety with the fuselage structure designed to collapse progressively during a low speed crash, typically experienced during crop spraying operations.
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Piper TG-8

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Want to train thousands of glider pilots, literally overnight? Put them into Piper Cubs, Aeroncas and Taylorcraft and make them practice gliding and landing with power off. Then graduate them to training gliders made over Cubs without engines. That's what the U.S. did in WW II, and It Worked! Then they developed actual gliders based on these light aircraft such as the Piper TG-8 Training Glider. MODEL NOT YET AVAILABLE.
$3.50

Sailplane Toy

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This is the first of a new series of sailplanes and gliders. Easy to put together! Are you new to modeling? This is a great model for kids and new modelers to start with. The Sailplane Toy is a pleasure to build and flies very nicely.
$7.95

Schweizer 1-26 Sailplane

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The 1-26 is used by many soaring clubs in the United States and is often the first single place glider that a student flies immediately after solo, often coming from a Schweizer 2-33 two-seat trainer.(Fiddlersgreen Kit also available) 1/17-4
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Schweizer 2-33

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The Schweizer SGS 2-33 is a United States two-seat, high-wing, strut-braced, training glider built by Schweizer Aircraft of Elmira, New York. From its introduction until the late 1980s, the 2-33 was the main training glider in North America. MODEL NOT YET AVAILABLE.
$6.95

Schweizer TG-2 Trainer

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After the war they were sold as surplus and quickly became sought after in civil soaring for their structural strength, lightness and their rugged all-metal design. The 2-8 became one of the most popular post war trainers in the USA
$7.95

Skytrain C-47 / DC-3

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This C-47 actually hauled a Waco CG-4 Invasion Glider into the thick of it at Normandy. The glider and tiny model Jeep model is available in matching scale. Redrawn March 07 with the help of Rob Carleen who also created the RD4-5L Navy version that landed at the South Pole in October 1956.
$7.50

Slingsby-Tutor

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The T.31 was a tandem two-seat development of the T.8 Tutor. A single T.31A prototype was flown in 1949, followed by the production T.31B, with spoilers and a small additional wing bracing strut. T.31s were exported to Burma, Ceylon, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Pakistan and Rhodesia.
$7.50

WACO CG-4 Invasion Glider

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The CG-4A found favor where its small size was a benefit; the CG-4A could land in smaller spaces than larger capacity aircraft. In addition, by using a fairly simple net system, an in-flight C-47 equipped with a tail hook could "pick up" a CG-4A waiting on the ground.
$4.50

Wright Glider

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The lesser known predecessor of the famous Wright Brothers Flyer also known as the Kitty Hawk, named after the site of their flight tests. The design of the Glider was the foundation for the Wright Brothers' historic flight.
$4.95

Zögling Primary Glider

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Sydney Button built his Zogling Primary Glider and test flew it in 1941 on the paddocks at Matraville, right next to Mascot Airport. He taught himself to fly by getting a friend to operate his Essex car which had the back wheel jacked up and fitted with a drum full of wire.

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$34.95

Gliders Collection DVD

Fiddlersgreen Glider Collection safely stored in your Free MyModels folder to collect all the new versions and corrections.
$499.95

Aircraft Collection DVD

Complete Aircraft AND Building Collection Over 2000 models including versions !! Everything immediately gets uploaded to your folder. BEST cardmodeling deal anywhere by far. For this offer only, we'll burn and mail you two very packed DVDs..Post paid and to anywhere.
$69.95

Aircraft Update Collection DVD

The massive Aircraft Model Collection up to date to the day you order and uploaded to your MyModels folder. Nothing will be mailed . IMPORTANT - You'll need to have already bought the entire AC Collection sometime in the past 20 years. Please use PayPal to chipfyn@gmail.com when approved. Question about eligibility? Email to: chipfyn@gmail.com