I finished modeling and texturing the sailplane.

After that it's a matter of getting all the physics and animation parameters right before the plane can be used in the sim.

glider screenshot

The glider is a 3-channel, 2 meter (6.5 ft) thermal sailplane with an electromotor, complete with folding prop!

Since it's the first 3-channel plane I still need to extend the controller options so that the rudder can be controlled by the stick that normally controls the ailerons. Also, since it hasn't got a landing gear, I need to implement a 'hand launch' procedure. The ultimate goal is to add realistic thermals.

One more screenshot (larger pictures are available in the screenshot gallery):

glider screenshot

One last thing: I've created a "gravity sucks" t-shirt (including this url) and put it up for sale at
cafepress.

t-shirt