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D.05 Glider. Towline glider. Wingspan 870mm.
Planeur Type D.05 etudie par F Langelin pour le Concours National 1953.
Scan from DBHL, cleanup by theshadow.
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User commentsHi folks, just finished the 1943 D.05 "La Bécane" [model photo & more pics 004-007]. Looks easy but plan and design have some flaws. Fuselage is way too flimsy and some woodprints on the plan don't match their size in the composed view. Some are even missing... But who cares? :D It was pure fun building my very first glider without having a kit involved. All the best from Germany.
MichaelS - 16/08/2019
Hi Mary - As promised, here are some more pictures from the build of that little French glider D.05 [more pics 008-012]. I made the wing joint way sturdier than shown in the plan; that‘s why I include the close-up of my own solution. Might help someone, as the plan is a little vague there and the shown joint seems quite weak. The whole plane came out 70 gramms total by the way. That's 30 less than advertised in the plan.
MichaelS - 24/08/2019
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