The edge of speed. The Clovispoint is designed around a goal to set an absolute dynamic soaring speed record for flying wing model gliders. The models planform is taken directly to scale from the fabulous Horten IX with the center section removed. For the Horten IX, the center section was reserved for wheels, fuel, engines, environment and all that stuff. No need to keep it for a model glider at all. Span for the prototype is 80 inches, and features a root chord close to 24 inches. The washout schedule is very exotic as it is elliptical, not linear. Section is the EH 1090 thinned to 7%. The wing will feature a two part ‘A’ spar. The tail is mounted on a short boom, and is patterned after the dorsal fin of the great white shark. Given the exotic washout, the prototype wing will be hand finished in a conforming vacuum jig. Tail boom is salvaged from a deep sea fishing pole. Though the drawings are complete and ready to carve, I’ve not schedule time for this as yet. The current plan is to send the parts to Jason Lilly of San Diego California for fit and flight. Given the wide chord, a spring loaded launch door will be incorporated just ahead of the cg. It will be possible to insert a few fingers against a reinforced stop, where on launch a conforming door closes behind it. Very experimental, this aircraft should be very quick to say the least. Success may fuel a model of larger span and serious research into a next gen flying wing speed airfoil.