The Rookie glider has been tuned to achieve excellent performance in the hands of lower powered throwers and lighter/smaller rubber launchers. The Rookie offers a fun and successful platform that's a bit more simple, stable, and durable than competition class models.
When designing this product Stevens Aero had in mind an entry level pilot operating out of smaller local parks. There is no de-thermalizer... thus launch height has been limited in the design to ~30 ft. (which should reduce the chances of losing the glider in lift).
Rookie is a quick building precision laser cut hand or catapult launch glider. Signature Stevens AeroModel design features interlocking parts and simple thoughtfully engineered construction. The cambered sheet wing construction eliminates tedious sanding and reduces build time to minutes instead of hours.
The kit includes:
- Pre-cut parts from AAA grade balsa
- Premium 3/16 in. sport rubber and launch handle
- Computer drawn plans with step by step instruction
- Flying guide
- Ballast material