Nicwell Glider

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About: If homebuilt flight is your passion check this account out!!

This is the nicwell kite and upgrade from the bamboo glider. It is bigger and better and very affordable Under 50$. The kite can be used to "float" as its called, a kind of gliding but very slow because your going against the wind. The longest I was in the air was about 2 or 3seconds. You can use it for kite bugging or anything kiting in general. If you need any additional help comment.

Step 1: Building Process.

It is very similar to the last kite, but on a larger scale.

Materials: bamboo (or aluminum), ductape, zipties, tarp, woodglue, metal wire.

The wingspan is 17ft and it is 7ft wide.

Step 2: Flying

Get at least a good 15mph wind on a hill and run into the wind. The glider will float there for a second then bring you safly to the ground (remember it's about 3ft off the ground).

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    14 Discussions

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    wingnutzster

    Tip 3 months ago

    DON'T BUILD THIS FOR ANYTHING OTHER THAN DISPLAY OR NON-MAN-CARRYING APPLICATION! The disgin is UNSAFE!

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    wingnutzster

    3 months ago

    I really identify with and respect your passion to fly, my business is called FlyMachine and I also threw myself off roofs and hilltops with homemade wings as a kid but I slowly learned what I need to know (that in the time before internet and easy access to information) and even with aircraft engineering qualifications and a lifetime of study and application I know I have a lot to learn yet and would absolutely not POST A FLAWED, UNRESEARCHED DESIGN FOR A MAN-CARRYING CRAFT ON A PUBLIC PLATFORM - there are a lot of people looking for a shortcut to flight and this can kill them, it can kill you....I was alerted to your profile after your Ragallo wing instructable and am writing to the mods to take this down because you are going to responsible for someone's death, just think about that please! Your designs although passionate and a good attempt, are ultimately and fundamentally flawed and completely unsuitable for aeronautics! Build test models and do some more research and grow as a designer and don't ever stop but stop peddling your designs as capable and suitable flying machines because they are not.

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    hack_everything

    3 years ago

    tarps have little holes in them if u use two table cloths it works better

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    gliderxseinther

    3 years ago

    @tomatoskins i should be getting a 4.5 m kite and mabe a 6m if i get a 6 m im making into a speedflying wing. the nicwel glider is almost a parashute too.

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    bd5

    4 years ago on Introduction

    This thing never flew. It is not real. There are so many things blatantly wrong with this thing it's not even funny.

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    AndrewM4

    Reply 4 years ago on Introduction

    I suggest your comment is slightly off point. This project is for fun not for wisdom.

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    snowy1998

    4 years ago on Introduction

    I look forward to your next instructable,

    'Field Triage, How to splint broken bones'

    :)