Competition Time

We spent some time in the sportshall trying to maximise our flight times for entering a Foam Plate Free Flight competition (postal entry) in America this week. Jack & Sid joined me initially, we were experimenting with elevator angles and rubber strip length and were managing flight times of 10-20 seconds (15 seconds was last week’s best time).  Encouraged by these times I fetched some washing up liquid and we tried the ‘lube in a bag’ method (a small amount of washing liquid with the rubber strip in a small bag and roll the rubber strip around inside it for a minute) to lubricate the rubber strip.  We figured it would … Continue reading