Launched from a hill, Free Flight Slope Soaring Gliders (FAI Class F1E) fly in a straight line into the wind. To allow them to stay on course, models are equipped with a magnet-based automatic steering device attached to the rudder on the forward fin. Built in 2002, Robert K. Sifleet’s F1E model was flown in the 2003 FF World Championships when Bob won first place. Bob also flew the model during the 2013 FF World Championships when he won second place.
Thank you, Bob, for donating this model to the museum’s collection.
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