FPG-9

The Foam Plate Glider model 9 (FPG-9) is a simple, hand launched, glider made from a common foam picnic plate. It may be built and flown to satisfy an elective activity in the Boy Scouts of America Aviation Merit Badge. [ [http://meritbadge.org/wiki/index.php?title=Aviation Aviation - MeritBadgeDotOrg ] ] It is also used by the Acadamey of Model Aeronautics to introduce people to model glider flying. [ [http://meritbadge.org/wiki/index.php?title=Aviation Aviation - MeritBadgeDotOrg ] ]

Building An FPG-9

Instructions for building an FPG-9, written By Jack Reynolds, Volunteer, National Model Aviation Museum, can be found at http://www.wnit.org/outdoorelements/pdf/plate_glider_instructions.pdf

External links


* [http://scouting.org/boyscouts/advancementandawards/meritbadges/mb-AVIA.aspx Boy Scouts Aviation Merit Badge Requriements]
* [http://www.usscouts.org/mb/worksheets/list.asp Merit Badge Worksheets]
* [http://www.modelaircraft.org/education/FPG9%20Final%20Introduction.doc Introduction - The "Art of Fine Play"]
* [http://www.modelaircraft.org/education/NewFPG-9%20instructions.doc Instructions] [http://mtsu32.mtsu.edu:11230/2008/FPG-6/FPG-9%20instructions.doc Backup site]
* [http://www.modelaircraft.org/education/FPG-9pattern.pdf Pattern] [http://mtsu32.mtsu.edu:11230/2008/FPG-6/FPG-9pattern.pdf Backup site]
* [http://www.modelaircraft.org/education/FPG-9%20AMA%20activity.doc Activity Sheet] Do loops, long distance, etc.
* [http://www.nationalmuseum.af.mil/ FPG-9 as a part of the US Air Force Project SOAR]


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