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Human powered model soaring (walkalong gliding) is a simple way of both sustaining and controlling a model airplane in flight using the rising air from a suitably positioned moving paddle. The Walkalong class of gliders includes the Wind Rider, Walkalong glider, Walkaplane, Air Surfer, Tumblewing and X-Surfer. This web site is about the X-Surfer and Z-Surfer, home built walkalong class gliders.
The Walk Along Glider is covered by US Patent # 5100357 assigned to Aerovironment, Inc. and has been marketed in the past as the Air Surfer by the Wowwee division of Hasbro Toys. Commercial walkalong gliders are currently available for purchase on the web from Wind Rider of Hong Kong (Model No : W888).
Recommended Starting Design: The Paper Tumblewing