Batedor II - AKA Cegonha - Control line trainer model.
Dear Steve, Happy birthday Outerzone! Congratulations for this great website! I really appreciate it a lot! I'm sending you the plans for building an almost indestructible C/L trainer I found at http://www.ultraligero.net/Aeromodelos/B/BATEDOR.pdf The model is now named Batedor II (Pathfinder II). I say 'now named' because her name was once Cegonha (Stork). In the early 70s the Portuguese television, RTP, had a program about aeromodelling and RTP would sent Cegonha's plan and other 3 C/L plans, a more advanced trainer, a combat wing and a stunter, by mail for free to whoever ask for it. Cegonha was delivered printed on two sheets of paper, one for the wing the other for the rest. On those days, I was 11 or 12 and I built a couple of Cegonhas myself and I had lots of fun in return, quick to build, easy to repair, and very forgiving once in the air. I don't know who the authors of those 4 models set were. What I know is the presenter of the TV show, later renamed Cegonha to Batedor and the plan could be bought at his shop in Lisboa, this time printed on one sheet of paper only. The shop closed more than 35 years ago... Thank you! Best regards, Rui Fonseca.
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