Stan's Stuff (2016-2017)
An AMA Glider Original Article

STAN'S STUFF 2016 - 2017

Heads Up! Stan is no longer offering Science Olympiad kits. The documents have not yet been updated to reflect this. We will post an updated catalog once we receive it.

MY POLICY: I don't spend time or money on fancy packaging, often I wrap in newspaper. Instead my energy goes into producing quality products. I won't produce a competition kit that I can't win with! Please keep in mind that I am a hobbyist, not a business. Often I don't have kits in stock, I must assemble them to order. Sometimes I am fast, I always try to be, but life can get in the way and slow me down. Occasionally you may need to be patient. If you are in a special hurry and need me to work overtime, tell me and toss in an extra 20% for the order, not for the shipping.


Stan Buddenbohm
PO Box 1677
Boulevard Ca 91905

You can't order by email but you can ask questions

I normally see email a few times a week so please don't lose patience

SHIPPING USA: U.S. Shipping is by priority USPS mail $8 for one kit $13 for more than one kit Small parts or fuselages can ride with a kit for no extra shipping charge E36 tubes are long and can not ship with any kit, they must travel separately for $8 for any number of tubes.

SHIPPING outside the USA: Generally I use the cheapest service available from the USPS $60 for up to 6 kits $30 for up to 6 tubes This might be less depending on what you want, ask by email

PAYMENT: USA - Cash is best, postal money order is good, checks are okay.
OUTSIDE USA - USD cash, or check drawn on a US bank, or Western Union

EXTRA TIMER SPRINGS: All kits and fuselages use the same timer spring, they are included. Extra springs and springs with dt line attached are available.

20" x .156 tapering to .120 3.8g. Very stiff and very light at the small end

CARBON TUBES FOR E-36: Tapered approximately .275 to .198 32.5 long. About 8 grams These are stiff, light, and survive almost all crashes. See above for shipping these

CARBON TUBES FOR TLG: Made on the same mandrel as the E-36 tubes using the big end. Approximately 24"long, about 6 grams.

KITS CONTAIN: Tapered wing and tail balsa, wash-in wedge, nose weight, RR fuselage where noted, and if needed: plywood, basswood, timer and wire parts.

GENERIC CATAPULT INSTRUCTIONS: One copy free upon request, not for science olympiad.


If you would like to view the original PDF documents prepared by Stan, they can be downloaded below.
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EDGE 16's wing shape and construction method makes for easy but advanced shaping of the airfoil. The wing is shaped while the LE is straight and the TE is swept forward. Then a section is cut out to give the final LE swept back plan form. See the latest Stanfoil page for shaping details. Several contest wins in 2016. Kit includes the RR fuselage with built in viscous timer.

UPSHOT 18 is on the leading edge of catapult design. It has a superior glide while still achieving maximum altitude and a great transition Not the easiest to build but not that hard either. Combat tested, many maxes in calm to rough conditions. Kit includes the RR fuselage with viscous timer built in.


RAVEN is a 36" span (before dihedral) TLG just like my other large tip launch gliders. The tip shape makes for a better grip, refinements in airfoil add height and glide (see the latest Stanfoil page on this website). Raven has won many contests including the 2015 and 2016 Nationals. Kit includes the pop up tail boom fuselage with viscous timer built in.


PATHFINDER 16" span 5 panel wing with a 3" chord. Simple outlines , easy construction. The straight airfoil high point line makes for easier shaping. Many Wins including the 2009 Nationals. Great launch height. Includes RR fuselage with built in viscous timer.

SWEEP 17 17" span, V dihedral wing, 3.75" chord. Great performer and winner of the 2012 Isaacson. Includes RR fuselage with built in viscous timer.

STRAY CAT X 18" span, 3.5" chord. This model has been in development for many years and is a contest favorite. Many wins including the 2012 FF Championships with 8 maxes and First and Third at the 2013 Nationals. Kit includes the RR fuselage with built in viscous timer.

Q.CAT18-2 designed by Lee Hines. 18" span 3.5" chord. First place at the Isaacson World Championship Catapult event. I consider this Lee's best cat design to date. The kit includes the RR fuselage with my built in viscous timer. Lee modifies this fuselage to look like the one in the plan.

OBARSKI is old time SAM legal. 18.75" span, 3.5" chord. The kit fuselage is a balsa version of the RR fuselage with my built in viscous timer and matches the original fuselage to maintain its legal status. This kit won both Old Time Cat and Old Time Hand Launch Glider at the 2014 Nationals.

CLEVELAND'S DART is a 12" span Old Time legal cat that is quick to build. Launches are super high with good transition to glide. Many time contest winner. No DT version available.

SCOUT has a 15" span, 3" chord. Pre-shaped triangular airfoil, outlines, an dihedral joints. Numerous contest wins. Perfect for the novice or time challenged. No DT version available.


DYNOMITE is a 28" span, 4" chord with many wins and a second at the 2008 Nationals. Many fliers have begun their career learning to throw with this design which has been fine tuned over many years. Forgiving launch but still able to compete with the big boys. Highly recommended as a first TLG or if you just want something a little easier to fit in the box. Kit includes a pop up tail boom fuselage with my viscous timer built in.

SPIN F1N 36" span, 4.5" chord WINNER of the 2012, 2013, and 2014 Nationals. Kit includes pop up tail boom fuselage with my built in viscous timer.

TURNUP designed by Tim Batiuk 36" span, 4.5 inch chord. Many wins and holder of the current National record with 23 MAXES. Need I say more? Kit includes pop up tail boom fuselage with built my built in viscous timer.

Pricing Sheets

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