Aurikel - 65in span A2 Glider. The 1953 world champion. Model Aircraft, February 1954.
Quote: - "Aurikel. The 1953 A.2 World Championship Winnner designed by Hans Hansen. Photographed, described and drawn by Bill Dean From Model Aricraft February 1954. HANS HANSEN'S A.2 Championships Winner is a typical example of the gliders favoured by builders in the Nordic countries - the construction consisting mainly of spruce and ply, in contrast to the usual all-balsa British and American types. Material dimensions on the designer's original drawings were in millimetres, so these have been converted to the nearest fractional sizes. By referring to the ringed letters (A to N), which are given after most of the material sizes, the original metric dimensions and suggestions for a 'balsa version' may be obtained from the panels at the foot of the plan. The model flown at the '53 contest weighed 16 OZ., but an all-balsa version should work out at about the allowed minimum of 14.46 oz. Construction is fairly conventional, so we shall confine the building notes to the essentials only..."
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