The University of North Dakota offers a very unique four-year degree to students looking to major in aerospace, but not necessarily pilot a commercial or military airplane. The Unmanned Aircraft Systems degree program curriculum at UND prepares students with career objectives aimed at the civil unmanned aircraft systems industry. The Boeing/Insitu Scan Eagle is used by the program as the example platform for the students.
When flying a catapult glider, it is useful to know how to increase the sink rate of your glider, so that it will fly for a longer period of time. In this article, Kurt Krempetz of AMA Glider discusses various theories regarding the launching heights and sink rates of catapult gliders.
Washout is usually thought of as twisting, shaping/sanding or adding an up tab to the trailing edge of the tips of a wing, so wing tips are at a negative angle of attack, compared to the root of the wing. Kurt Krempetz of AMA Glider describes the two methods that are typically used in glider designs to add washout to a wing.