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Unformatted text preview: 3.05 seconds and the other time was 1.76. Other reasons why Alpha Beta Flys glider did not have very long flight times were because the control surfaces did not effectively control the pitch of the glider. INTRO Gliders are heavier-than-air aircraft primarily intended for unpowered flight. A "glider" is an unpowered aircraft. The most common types of glider are today used for sporting purposes. The design of these types enables them to climb using rising air and then to glide for long distances before finding the next source of lift....
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