Hand and catapult launched gliders are easy to build and fly. The challenge is to make your model fly longer, further, better aerobatics, etc. Learn about the effects of control surface settings on flight times and manoeuvrers. Can you loop-the-loop, or make your plane perform a smooth turn and come back to land at your feet?

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£0.50
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(Product Ref #88263)
£1.00
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(Product Ref #1714)
  • Simple to assemble gliders and rubber band-powered fliers!
  • All eight designs available in two color choices.
  • Imprinted in strong, vibrant colors and clearly superior detail.
  • Modern poly packaging includes a clear window to showcase looks and bold, basic colors to catch the eye.
£2.50
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(Product Ref #80428)
A mini chuck-glider model of the historic Wright brothers bi-plane manufactured from resilient foam plastics.

Length 215mm, wingspan 245mm
£3.00
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(Product Ref #93504)
The styles of plane in this Series are all of the jet age, they are made of engineering plastics, stickers, GPPS foamed plastics, and rubber band. Simple to construct, no glue or paints required.

Length 290mm, Wing span 270mm.

£3.10
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Available from shops: Coventry: 1, Plymouth: 1
(Product Ref #39357)
The styles of plane in this Series are all of the jet age, they are made of engineering plastics, stickers, GPPS foamed plastics, and rubber band. Simple to construct, no glue or paints required.

Length 290mm, Wing span 270mm.

£3.10
Website: 1
Available from shops: Coventry: 2, Gloucester: 1
(Product Ref #39358)
The styles of plane in this Series are all of the jet age, they are made of engineering plastics, stickers, GPPS foamed plastics, and rubber band. Simple to construct, no glue or paints required.

Length 290mm, Wing span 270mm.

£3.10
Website: 5
Available from shops: Cardiff: 1, Plymouth: 1
(Product Ref #39359)
The styles of plane in this Series are all of the jet age, they are made of engineering plastics, stickers, GPPS foamed plastics, and rubber band. Simple to construct, no glue or paints required.

Length 290mm, Wing span 270mm.

£3.10
Website: 3
Available from shops: Coventry: 2, Gloucester: 1, Stroud: 1
(Product Ref #39360)
The styles of plane in this Series are all of the jet age, they are made of engineering plastics, stickers, GPPS foamed plastics, and rubber band. Simple to construct, no glue or paints required.

Length 290mm, Wing span 270mm.

£3.10
Website: 2
Available from shops: Coventry: 1, Stroud: 1
(Product Ref #39361)
The styles of plane in this Series are all of the jet age, they are made of engineering plastics, stickers, GPPS foamed plastics, and rubber band. Simple to construct, no glue or paints required.

Length 290mm, Wing span 270mm.

£3.10
Website: 3
Available from shops: Coventry: 3
(Product Ref #39362)
The styles of plane in this Series are all of the jet age, they are made of engineering plastics, stickers, GPPS foamed plastics, and rubber band. Simple to construct, no glue or paints required.

Length 290mm, Wing span 270mm.

£3.10
Website: 3
Available from shops: Plymouth: 1
(Product Ref #39363)
The styles of plane in this Series are all of the jet age, they are made of engineering plastics, stickers, GPPS foamed plastics, and rubber band. Simple to construct, no glue or paints required.

Length 290mm, Wing span 270mm.

£3.10
Website: 3
Available from shops: Coventry: 1, Gloucester: 3, Stroud: 1
(Product Ref #39364)
The styles of plane in this Series are all of the jet age, they are made of engineering plastics, stickers, GPPS foamed plastics, and rubber band. Simple to construct, no glue or paints required.

Length 290mm, Wing span 270mm.

£3.10
Website: 4
Available from shops: Coventry: 1, Plymouth: 1
(Product Ref #82546)
The styles of plane in this Series are all of the jet age, they are made of engineering plastics, stickers, GPPS foamed plastics, and rubber band. Simple to construct, no glue or paints required.

Length 290mm, Wing span 270mm.

£3.10
Website: 4
Available from shops: Coventry: 1, Gloucester: 2
(Product Ref #82547)
The styles of plane in this Series are all of the jet age, they are made of engineering plastics, stickers, GPPS foamed plastics, and rubber band. Simple to construct, no glue or paints required.

Length 290mm, Wing span 270mm.

£3.10
Website: 4
Available from shops: Stroud: 1
(Product Ref #82548)
The styles of plane in this Series are all of the jet age, they are made of engineering plastics, stickers, GPPS foamed plastics, and rubber band. Simple to construct, no glue or paints required.

Length 290mm, Wing span 270mm.

£3.10
Website: 4
Available from shops: Gloucester: 1
(Product Ref #82550)
The styles of plane in this Series are all of the jet age, they are made of engineering plastics, stickers, GPPS foamed plastics, and rubber band. Simple to construct, no glue or paints required.

Length 290mm, Wing span 270mm.

£3.10
Website: 1
(Product Ref #82551)

Foam construction hand launched 'chuck glider'. Ideal for flying and gliding experiments

£9.99
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Available from shops: Coventry: 1, Gloucester: 3
(Product Ref #87928)
Gunther Gemini Catapult Glider GU1458
Very light but still extremely durable.
Wingspan 30cm/length 32cm
Age 7+
£7.00
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(Product Ref #33975)
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£1.50
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(Product Ref #85998)
West Wings Merlin Glider Balsa Kit WW14A
Simple to build, high performance glider complete with pre-cut & printed balsa and stripwood parts, tissue, plans and easy to follow instructions. You can see why Merlin is one of West Wings best selling kits.With a wingspan of 890mm it is an excellent free flight glider.
Additional items are required for completion.
£18.99
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Available from shops: Bristol: 2
(Product Ref #29095)

Hercules Swift Glider

Easy to assemble and aerodynamically efficient the Swift hand-thrown 'chuck' glider is produced by Stroud based aircraft propeller manufacturers Hercules Propellers.

This balsawood glider has been designed with aerodynamic principals in mind, the wing features a designed aerofoil shaping and washout providing aerodynamic lift and stability for good flying characteristics. A nose ballast weight is supplied to establish a steady glide profile.

The assembly instuctions include a breif illustrated guide to the theory of flight and set-up tips to achieve straight flight. The instruction also suggest experiments with the wing positioing anf temporary weights to adjust the flight performance.

£4.99
Available from shops: Gloucester: 1
(Product Ref #83470)
West Wings Kestrel 39" Hand Launched Glider WW16
Quite a large free flight glider at 1000mm wingspan, the Kestrel is a little bit bigger than the merlin and more `scale' in appearance.
£23.99
Available from shops: Bristol: 1
(Product Ref #46087)
Gunther Police Copter with Pull Starter GU1680
Free flying helicopter supplied with pull start speed launcher. There's great fun to be had in the great outdoors, and the back garden is a good place to start. The police copter zooms up to the sky with a pull of the launch handle, and then auto rotates back down to the ground.
£6.00
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(Product Ref #58328)
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£1.00
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(Product Ref #88262)
The Amethyst is a purpose-designed competition (A1) style glider with the
sole aim of extracting absolute maximum performance from the
design.
£35.99
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(Product Ref #46080)
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