History of Glider Planes

Glider Plane flying in the French Alps

Glider planes are airplanes with fixed-wings supported by the air’s dynamic reaction against its surfaces. Some gliders do not have an engine, and others have small machines to be used in extended flights when necessary. Man-carrying glider planes have been around since the 1800s, and technically, they have been the basis of the aircraft we … Read more

What is a Sailplane?

An ASK 13 sailplane being launched using a winch in an open field and in view of a car and another sailplane.

Smaller aircraft are frequently flown around for the purpose of a leisurely way to pass the time. People who are serious about this actually end up saving their money and purchasing a plane of their own that they then store at the nearest airport when not in use. However, these planes are the more traditional … Read more

Tips for Getting Started with Remote-Controlled Gliders

A remote-controlled red and white glider resting on the ground atop some grass.

As with any remote-controlled and similarly operated hobby, there is a slight learning curve associated with remote-controlled gliders. Some activities in the hobbyist world are slightly easier to grasp, like the control of a remote-controlled land-based vehicle, and some are tough as nails to master, like the flawless operation of a very fast remote-controlled airplane. … Read more

What is Glider Slope Soaring

Two foam-wing gliders flying close together in the sky.

The world of remote-controlled hobbies is full to the brim with a ton of fascinating and extremely fun activities you can sink thousands of hours in to. While some hobbyists prefer the much slower paced and methodical functioning of a model train railroad network, others prefer the action-packed adrenaline that comes with racing around super-fast … Read more