SNC’s Dream Chaser Achieves Successful Free Flight at NASA Armstrong

[music] it’s a good day to fly, huh? you are “go” for lift…go for lift 15 seconds arm your system system armed release, release, release [music] deep dive good flight controls copy good flight controls 8,000 ft. copy 8,000 good read on altimeters approach and land VTI’s copy approach and lands VTI’s are active end of VTI’s copy VTI’s complete 400 ft. copy 400 landing gear copy landing gear deploy good gear deploy 5 ft. touchdown brakes we’re on approach

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Glider-Eating Tree (Will I get my CLG back?)

Brad: Once again, caught in a glider eating tree! Brad: Hey guys I’m Brad. This is Nighthawk Gliders. If this your first time here… Thanks, for stopping by! Hey so this weather here in central Indiana has been pretty bad this year as far as winter goes we get snow and then wind and then it rains and it gets all muddy and then it gets cold again it snows and rains really haven’t had a whole lot of time

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Nighthawk Gliders – Eclipse Edition – Part 1

Check it out! We can project an image on this whiteboard using some binoculars. Hey Guys! Here we are at White House, Tennessee. Just north of Nashville… and crowds are gathering for a spectacular event. It’s going to be a Total Solar Eclipse… and we’re here to see this big ball of fire get covered up by the moon. It’s going to be phenomenal! Welcome to Nighthawk Gliders… I hope you enjoy! We’re going to watch a solar eclipse here…

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How to Build a Balsa Glider – 12″ Sandpiper – Part 2

For the fuse, you have to think about sanding in multiple dimensions. Before we sand this, we should mark a couple points on the top of the glider as to where the wings will be and as to where the tail will be. On the very top, we’re going to measure 2 3/4” and draw a line. That will be the leading edge of the wing. And then 2” from there, since that is the chord, we’ll draw another line.

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Catapult Gliders in RC Combat? (Flite Fest Ohio 2018)

[Bruce] Alright, launch, launch, launch! [Brad] OH! OH! [Bruce] Where’s it at? [Brad] It’s coming down! No one’s ever done this before as far as I know! [Music: Rock Intro 3 by Audionautix] Hey, guys, this Brad… Nighthawk Gliders! I’m gonna enter combat but guess what? it’s gonna be a balsa airplane. So let’s see how we do! I’m going to wait until after this guy gets out of the way. Should I shoot this guy down? [Bruce] Yeah! [Pilot]

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How to Build a Balsa Glider – 12″ Sandpiper – Part 1

Hey, Guys! Welcome to Nighthawk Gliders! I’m Brad. Today we are going to build the “Sandpiper 12” Glider.” This is a catapult-launch glider; an outstanding glider. And many of you’ve been asking for a “how to” video. This is your video. I’m just going to go thru the basics and let’s build one! We’re going to use #11; I designate these guys. He’s #11 and we’re going to use him as a guide since he is a great flyer. First

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