You MUST be a MEMBER in Hip Pocket Aeronautics "Builders' Forum" to REGISTER for access to the Plan Gallery.
Forum Members can visit This Topic in the Forum to Register. Logging In to the Forum is required.
Home / Model Companies / Comet Models / Comet - AYA-1 Glider Top Plans  New Items (Last 10 days)  Search  

Registered users



Log me on automatically next visit?

Forgot password


Random Plan

1912 Plage-Court "Torpedo II"
1912 Plage-Court "Torpedo II" (edgemitchell)
Dave Rees
Comments: 0
Downloads: 714


Comet - AYA-1 Glider
Comet - AYA-1 Glider

             << ZIP may not work for everyone

Comet - AYA-1 Glider
Description: The Comet AYA-1 glider was the first kit in the “Air Youth of America” series produced by Comet Models around 1940. I built my first AYA-1 glider back in around 1994, and despite its short tail moment, it flew very well. I took it out to a local park on a nice calm and sunny day, and I threw it several times. No matter how poorly I launched it, it would transition beautifully into a nice circular glide. A boy of around 10 years old saw me throwing the glider and I soon had him throwing the glider better than I could. After about an hour of throwing that glider, he told me that he had to go home for lunch and started to hand it back to me. I told him that the glider was now his to keep. He looked surprised, smiled, and thanked me before running off for home. I often wonder whatever happened to that kid.

I added to the plan a flat pattern for the wing and some thickness dimensions for the wing, body, elevator (stab) and rudder. The body should be made from 9 to 12 pound per cubic foot density balsa. The wing and tail parts (rudder and elevator) should be made from 5 to 8 pound per cubic foot density balsa. You can glue heavy carpet thread to the wing leading edge for “ding” protection. If you don’t have the arm strength to chuck a glider, you can modify it into a catapult glider by adding a hook near the nose of the glider and extending the back end of the body 3/4” for a hand hold. Oh, and by the way, watch out for those thermals!
Keywords: Comet Models
Date: 01.18.2023 17:23
Hits: 278
Downloads: 115
Rating: 5.00 (1 Vote(s))
File size: 4.0 MB
Added by: higgphanx1

There are no comments for this image

Previous Plan:
Comet - Art Chesters Racer 16in  
 Next Plan:
Comet - Battleship kit K10



RSS Feed: Comet - AYA-1 Glider (Comments)