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Walkalong Glider with Tyler MacCready

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Uploaded on Dec 31, 2007

How cool is it when your favorite actor (Alan Alda) "retires" to host an intelligent, exciting PBS science program: Scientific American Frontiers. Although most of the program is about Paul MacCready, the inspirational father of human-powered flight and solar powered flight, this short segment is about son Tyler MacCready and his walkalong glider.
Sadly, this video is no longer available for purchase (it was sold as a VHS tape) so I am putting it up here.
If you want to learn to do walkalong gliding with paper click on the go to http://www.sciencetoymaker.org/ It's easiest to start with the tumblewing, then make the hang glider.
To make a foam glider similar to the one Dr. MacCready demonstrated, see Phil Rossoni's excellent Instructables directions http://www.instructables.com/id/Foam-...
To buy the glider in this video, see http://www.windrider.com.hk/product.a... .
walkalong glider.
There is a documentary, a very good one--it won a Academy Award for short documentary-- that traces the MacCready family as they develop the human-powered flight. Many travails and finally triumph. Very inspiring. It's available from
http://www.gossamercondor.com/
It's a shame more people don't know about it.

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