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It All Started with Free Flight
Free Flight is the granddaddy of all airplane modeling, and is still going strong. As early as 1916, a rubber-powered model flew more than a mile. Free-flight enthusiasts take great joy in watching fragile, winged replicas they built themselves stay aloft for minutes at a time. Free-flight models can be sailplanes and gliders or have rubber-band-powered propellers. Many smaller models can be flown indoors in arenas or gymnasiums during foul weather.
When these planes fly, there are no wires nor radio equipment controlling or guiding them. Quality of workmanship, plus patience make these planes fly. Free flight offers an excellent opportunity to teach youngsters building skills and the theory of flight dynamics.
Those new to free flight should read about aerodynamics. A basic understanding of why something heavier than air can fly will enhance your appreciation of the free-flight hobby.