Sixty-three students in Orono, Maine built two copies of the famous biplane glider as an integrated mathematics/science
project over the school year.
Beginning with drawing plans, the 11 and 12 year old
aeronautical technicians then developed balsa and tissue models, and finally, under
the guidance of teachers Richard Glueck and Christopher Chilelli, created the full-scale
They flew them as kites on June 7, 1996. The flights were covered by Maine
Public Broadcasting, CBS and NBC affiliates, as well as the Bangor Daily News and
the Penobscot Times.