10 Aug 2022

CIAM flyer (03-2022): Model gliders

Probably the most popular way to fly a model aeroplane!

The variety of model gliders is almost infinite. There are no less than 12 FAI competition classes alone, including radio- controlled and uncontrolled, with or without motor, and with wing spans of approximately 1 m to 4 m (up to 10 m outside the FAI categories).

Flying using nature's energy

While powerful air currents creating enough lift to support an aeroplane are formed around hills, mountains and coasts, lowland gliding using thermal updraughts is also a wonderful experience. Both air movements – as well as their complex combinations – develop due to solar energy and make aeromodelling a fascinating combination of nature and technology.