Picture of Classic 1950s Toy Glider- The Flicka
For our Technologies class we have to build gliders to demonstrate aerodynamic lift. The glider our teacher decided to teach us to make is the Keil Kraft Flicka, a model from the late 50s. It is a simple, light and tough glider that can take lots of abuse and still fly far.

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Step 1: What You Need:

Picture of What You Need:
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- Razor saw (or a craft knife, but I really recommend a razor saw)
- 18" x 3" x 3/16" balsa sheet
- 9.5" x 3.5" x 3/32" balsa sheet
- Drill
- Sandpaper
- 15" x 1" x 1/4" softwood
- 1/4" thick masking tape
- A metal rod around 5/16"
- File
- Epoxy
- An iron
- Coping saw or band saw
- Appropriate safety equipment

Step 2: The Template

Picture of The Template
- Print off two copies of the first image to use as templates. (taken from outerzone)
- Cut out each template piece.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        
The Wing Templates                                                                                   
- Tape the wing templates face down to the 3/16" piece of balsa. Align the leading edges with the edge of the balsa sheet.          
- Run the iron over the balsa about 5 times. Check to see if the pattern has transferred. If not, keep ironing. If it has, flip the balsa over and iron the other side to fix any warping.

The Tailplane & Fin Templates
- Do what you did for the wing templates for the tailplane and fin templates.

whats the average glide time for this plane?
M3G (author)  papercrafter4082 years ago
About 20-25s when thrown right.