What is it?
A HLG is a non-powered glider launched by hand and its flight path can be controlled before the launch itself. It is more responsive to lift and sink helping you to understand the factors affecting lift better. Although its flights are comparatively short, it helps you learn from every launch and teaches you where and how not to fly and how to design a better aircraft.
The sheet of balsa can be easily used to construct a chuck glider which you can design and construct on your own. The techniques and methods used in designing will be taught so that the glider you design is an efficient flier.
A chuck glider is a simpler and smaller version of a HLG and can be constructed within 2 hours using sandpaper. Unlike the HLG, its surfaces are not adjustable and it follows the same path as it is designed to follow. However, its flight path can be easily changed by adding or removing dead weights.
Any SRA member who has a basic idea of pressure, forces, moments and fluid properties can attend. Information on these can be obtained from presentations we can provide on request. The members can also approach the senate members to learn about the same before the date of the workshop.
Entry is on First Come First Serve basis.
Call Niraj Sanghvai at 9769282814
or email him at niraj(AT)vjti(DOT)info.