Gladiator - Free flight gas model. Wing area 825 sq in. Plan from Airtrail March 1941, plans by Paul Plecan, updated by Peter Holland
Hank Baer mailed in to say: "Sirs; You show the plans for the Gladiator and a picture of it. I built the model pictured and that's my wife holding it. The plans you display are for the Gladiator 1. My model shown is a Gladiator MK ll. The wing is the big difference: it's a polyhedral wing that is 78 inches long with a considerable difference in wing area. The plans for the Gladiator ll wing were obtained from John Pond and should now be owned by the AMA here in the states. There were no dihedral dimensions on the plan so I set it up with the same angles as used on a Playboy Sr. The model pictured is powered with a .60 Hornet on ignition, I later changed the engine to a .60 sized Super Cyclone. It is an excellent flyer with a very flat, low sink glide."
Article pages, text and pics, thanks to AugustaWest: "original article from 1941 Airtrails reprinted in 1984, magazine unknown. The plan OZ0004 is from the same reprint."
Item #2: Original article as printed in March 1941 Air Trails, with drawings over 3 pages, includes formers at full size, thanks to warkshop.
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