Jerry will be speaking about his team's development of a R/C, 1/3 scale model Twin Ventus Glider with a Mini Sprite Rocket to conduct flight research on towed glider, air-launch vehicle possibilities. Jerry is an accomplished R/C aerobatic pilot competing on a regional and national level.
RJ Gritter, a professional remote control pilot, was here at the museum helping us get ready for our newest experience, CSI: Flight Adventures. On This Week's WOW, you'll see amazing footage of RJ flying his model aircraft through the museum!
Sir George Cayley, often called the Father of Aeronautics, designed a helicopter powered by a bow-string mechanism with feather blades (similar to the reproduction shown here). Later, he experimented by flying a model with multiple adjustable surfaces, allowing him to understand how every change affected the model’s flight. This model is a ½ scale replica of his original 1804 model. Cayley used the data from these experiments to publish his On Aerial Navigation in 1809.