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Although gliders come in an array of shapes and sizes, the basic design features of most gliders are fundamentally the same. All gliders conform to the aerodynamic principles that make flight possible. When air flows over the wings of a glider, the wings produce a force called lift that allows the aircraft to stay aloft. Glider wings are designed to produce maximum lift with minimum drag.
- Glider Design
- The Glider Fuselage and Lift/Drag Devices
- The Glider Empennage, Powerplant, and Landing Gear