Sling Shot


Description: A catapult-launched, indoor glider

Designed by Bob Aberle for indoor competition, this catapult-launch glider is made of balsa sheet with built-up stick wings.
Additional Information:

  • Type: indoor RC catapult-launched glider for NIRAC competition
  • Wingspan: 30 in.
  • Wing area: 139 sq. in.
  • Weight: 3.8 oz.
  • Wing loading: 3.9 oz./sq. ft.
  • Length: 31 in.
  • Battery: single FMA Kokam 145mAh Li-poly
  • Radio system used: Hitec RCD Eclipse FM transmitter w/Spectra RF module, FMA Direct M5LV receiver, two FMA PS-20LV sub-micro- servos and an E-Cubed RC short antenna
  • Flight duration: less than 2 minutes in an 80-to 90-foot-high indoor facility
  • Launch system: homemade high-start made of 25 feet of 1/8-inch flat rubber and 60 feet of 30-pound-test, nylon-monofilament fishing line.

Difficulty Level:

SKU: L0404A