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There are lots of airfoils (aerofoils in the UK) all designed for different things.
A lot depends on the materials you intend to use and what you mean by a long distance.
Glider flight has 2 components - the glide slope - how far you can fly with no lift - this is a function of weight and aerodynamic drag.
and lift - the help you get from rising air in thermals or from mountain waves set up in the wind.
This flies quit well despite being a little hevy
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