(footsteps approaching) (knock on door) (hinge squeaks) (chuckles)
JESSE VANDERDOSE: I’m sorry. You see that? That flew. My name's Jesse Vanderdose and... I'm 12 years old. I build gliders and try to make them fly. I use toothpicks, plastic and duct tape. I've used tin foil and newspaper and index cards and electrical tape, milk bottles, soda bottles.
These are gliders. It's basically an airplane that you throw, and in the case of this size of glider, it is more of a parachute effect. When you throw it, a lot of air catches up underneath it and it picks it up.
Do you want to see some of my gliders? This is a dart plane. The problem with really big dart planes is they're really floppy, so what I did was I added popsicle sticks here like struts on a little prop plane. Gliders can be pretty simple and still work.
This is a funny one. I don't know why I made it. I made it out of index cards, electrical tape, armature wire and a matchbox. This flies really well if you can get the tail positioned right. It doesn't have to be perfect. I was working with the idea of a delta wing because delta wings seem to work best. And I made it out of duct tape and plastic that you use to insulate windows and a soda bottle.
This is my friend Mike. And he came over so that we can work on some modifications for the biplane. You start learning a lot about what makes a plane fly. A lot of the time it doesn't work and it just crashes and burns and stuff. Then you just go back and you work on it, and a lot of the time it works. I don't know, it seems like If you put wings on it and then you throw it, usually you can make them fly. Oh, wait a minute. I got one more plane I got to show you.
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