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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 fly your own walkalong gliders, start here
http://www.sciencetoymaker.org/airsur...

There is a very exciting documentary--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! You can see a Youtube version here (video and audio are dreadful, but free).
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l4wlC...

And if you like it you can buy a beautifully remastered DVD directly from the director Ben Shedd
http://www.gossamercondor.com/
It's a shame more people don't know about it.

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