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Paul Fieber Prairie Bird Glider Workshop

Prairie Bird Glider Workshop  

Presented by Paul Fieber, Fitchburg, WI
TYPE OF CLASS:  

No Sew Project

CLASS SIZE: 

Class Size - 15

SKILL LEVEL: 

All Skill Levels


CLASS LENGTH: 

Half Day Project 

TIMES OFFERED: 

Offered Once 

SIZE OF PROJECT:

Project is about the size of a Styrofoam plate

WIND RANGE: 

Project works best in low to medium winds
 

Description:  This is a short workshop to acquaint folks with “tossing” or “dropping” bird gliders from the sky which is done mostly at kite festivals.  

Participants will receive a pattern for the small bird gliders and will make and take a few home. 

Also, plans will discussed and be available for:
  • A remote controlled system for “dropping” gliders in large numbers from a kite line.
  • A system for “tossing” a smaller number of gliders into the air between two large Frisbee s which open to release the birds. 

If time permits, we will also review a system for using a messenger to send a small number of gliders up the kite line for release.

Supplies/Equipment Needed for class -- A small straight edge (7 -12”), scissors, X-acto knife, ball point pen--with no ink