“I’m a fan of the Squirrel and fly a slightly modified one – framed horizontal stab, rear hook from a pin and slight differences to the wing hold down and I use wash-in and wash-out built in. I like the way it climbs and handles power with a slow but steepish glide.
A great introductory fun rubber model”. — John
I just received this certificate of appreciation and comments from Cub Scouts in Maple Ridge, BC.
As part of our Pack Specialty Badge, we recently held our Glider Workshop where the
Cubs really enjoyed building their Squirrel gliders as well as learning new skills, with a little
help from parents and grandparents. I used your suggested method of demo at each stage
and then sending the Cubs back to their tables to do their portion, worked great.
Attached are pictures of 1ST Haney Cub Scouts, “Pack A” Glider Workshop we held on
Saturday, November 10th. Please feel free to add them to your web page. Also attached
is a Certificate of Appreciation from our pack.
On behalf of the Cubs and leaders of 1ST Haney Cub Scouts, Pack A, thank you so
much for the great gliders, as you can see in the pictures the fixed attention the
Jason Buck (Chil)
I really enjoy seeing these sorts of pictures. Thank you 1st Haney “Pack A”!
Squirrel has appeared withing the curriculum of the Air Transportation course ECVL N 3XX in the UAE.
“We built our first plane models and they are flying beautifully. Everyone from students to management team were very excited and delighted”. — Milan Krasulja
Here’s the course outline:
Higher Colleges of Technology, Abu Dhabi, UAE, Common Course Outline Course Title: Air Transportation Course Number: ECVL N 3XX Course Credit Units: 4.00 Total Contact Periods Per Week: 4
Air transportation continues to be one of the largest and fastest growing industries worldwide. The course deals with main roles and responsibilities of various participants in aviation sector and their contribution to global economy. It also covers basic issues international aviation standards for safety, security and environment and operational issues such as air navigation planning, aircraft maintenance and civil aviation administration. It also provides an insight into the governance issues of international organisation, aviation authorities and bodies such as ICAO, ACI, IATA, JAA, FAA and CANSO.
Modern age aviation development is the direct consequence of the ever-increasing demand for the fast and safe transport of passengers, cargo, manufactured goods and services and direct international investments. It facilitates economic growth, world trade, and tourism and is therefore central to the globalization taking place in many other industries.
After an overview of the historical development of the air transport industry course provides the insight in the current economic outlook of three main segments of civil aviation market: aircraft manufacture and development, airline operations security and safety and future environmental impacts.
Considerable attention is to be given to UAE position and role of its global air carriers in the future air transport services and market trends. This includes: modern air-hub developments around UAE and Middle East, passenger, cargo freight trends and forecasts, industry best practices and benchmarking.
Grading Mode: N – Normal Grading Mode Prerequisite Course(s): Transportation planning Co-requisite Course(s): Equivalent Course(s): Learning Outcomes: 1. Challenges and historical perspective of the modern age aviation including the beginnings of the first human lighter-than-air and heavier-than-air flights;
2. Development of the aircraft industry and its impact on structure of airline industry;
3. Infrastructure development for the fast growing airline industry. Airfield and airport development and construction. Navigation and communication systems and aids of modern airport/ aircraft;
4. Introduction to commercial air transportation, and development of the regulatory bodies and associations. Structure and economics of airlines. Airline management, organisation and corporate structure. Fleet planning and aircraft selection process;
5. Airline passenger marketing, pricing, scheduling, demand and output determination. Air freight rates. Air cargo development today and in the future;
6. Position and role of UAE air carriers and air hubs in future air transport services and global market trends. Air transport liberalisation and its impact on airline competition. Airline forecasting methods. Learning Outcome 01
As an introduction to the era of air travel and aviation the historical background and development of the early air vehicle should be presented to students. Students should be introduced to the scientific principles of flight and fundamental difference of lighter-than-air-and heavier-than-air aircraft. Next step is to explain the development of modern powered aircraft and their application and impact on early commercial air transportation
In order to meet objectives of the Learning Outcome 1, students should be given the opportunity to engage in the following:
Recognize the human interest in flying and its relative impact on early aircraft development. List the pioneers of aviation and their contribution and way to conquer the air;
Differentiate between the lighter-than-air and heavier-than-air aircraft and their role in modern aircraft and aviation history development;
Understand the scientific fundamentals and write the basic equations which define forces (gravity, thrust, lift and drag) acting on the object in the air; Build the model airplane and test it. Write the project report about the construction and testing of the airplane.
Fully understand the atmosphere and its specifics as flying environment.