Nice story, good watch.Folks - please enjoy this lovely film on Youtube as James May (Top Gear & now Grand Tour) relives his childhood in a grand way!
SOME European languages use a translation of "free flight" to mean gliding or soaring, ("Vol Libre", "Vol a Vol", etc.) however in the model airplane world Free Flight means not being remotely controlled by an operator.Does "Free Flight" have a different meaning in English than in American?
The only control I saw was the rudder.
It can not be expected by any sane person that such a challenge of distance, can be performed without some control outdoors.it is not considered a "free flight" glider by anyone with balsa dust in their veins.