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The furthest glide is by definition the lowest glide angle! So if that is one of your design inputs, you should definitely go for that. But seriously, reducing weight and form drag gets you the furthest. 1. General glide distance theory With glide angle $\bar\gamma$ = -$\gamma$: $\quad C_D \cdot \frac{1}{2} \rho V^2 \cdot S = W \cdot \text{sin }\bar\gamma \...


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Well, well, well. Time to go to ... the well. "Balsa toss gliders" can be a lot of things, but they are a great place to start. If they are thrown for distance design criteria will be different from flown from a height such as from a hill or tall building. Reynolds number is a very important consideration for slow glider models. No, they are not ...


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