Settebello

 

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Settebello  
by Vittorio Bernacca
from Aviominima
1951 
41in span
Tags: Glider F/F
all formers complete :)


Submitted to Outerzone: 03/07/2017
Outerzone planID: oz8930 | Filesize: 291KB | Format: • PDFbitmap | Credit*: DBHL, theshadow

   

About this Plan

Settebello - Towline glider model. Wingspan 103cm.

Scan from DBHL, cleanup by theshadow.

ref DBHL-5277.

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User comments

Hi Steve, 'Settebello' (something like WonderSeven) is the winning card in a deck of Neapolitan playing cards [more pics 006]. This name was given to fast trains, racing motorcycles and several winning machines. The playing card stenciled on the rudder represents the seven of gold (7 coins). This model was marketed by Aviominima of Uberto Travagli [more pics 003-005]. Giampiero Janni inked the plan but the foremost Italian expert on Italian models said it was originally designed by Vittorio Bernacca. It was also published in La Scienza Illustrata, Sept. 1951.
Pit - 11/07/2017
Just an additional note to the history: Vittorio Bernacca was the unknown brother of Col. Edmondo Bernacca (AKA simply "Bernacca"), probably one of the most well-known TV faces of our TV era. He was an Italian Aeronautics Colonel of the Weather Forecasting Service that was consulted by the Italian television broadcaster to conduct the daily Weather Forecast program from 1968 to 1993. He was considered a real gentleman with the uncommon ability to make the complicated weather data (isobars and so on) accessible for ordinary Italian people of the post war period. For all the people of our generation Bernacca means "weather forecast", without any other explanation ... and suddenly the title track music comes to our mind. The weather forecast was very important for modellers in a period in which you had only 2 tv channels to know about the world. Here's a link to a forecast transmission from 1979: www.youtube.com/watch
Pit - 11/07/2017
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