recently medically retired from working on BlackHawks & Chinooks (And G.A. previous to that). When other kids were getting working permits for McDonalds, I was bucking rivets in Cessnas with numb fingers for $2.50\hr.
I've got an exploratory project bouncing around the noggin. "Exploratory" because I have a shovel ready aviation-unrelated (music studio building) project in front of it.
In wondering why you never see canard gliders. Seems to me, the design would be perfect, with the appropriate wing & canard design (eventually, to be self-launching). Alas, there must be SOME reason you don't see them!