Sterling Gazariator. Radio control sport model for .50 - 61 power. Wingspan 68in, wing area 800 sq in.
Quote: "Beautiful 68 inch Super Fledgling for 60's.
If you are a Sport Flier or a newcomer to R/C then this is your ship. It s a good looking plane that builds easy, goes to gether fast, plenty roomy for any equipment, rugged for hard use, flies comfortably, and is just the right size for a 60.
And about the kit itself: Fuselage sides are one piece with ply doublers back past the wing. Only a few bulkheads and a shaped top make for almost 'instant fuselage'. Torsion main gear & sprung nose gear (or fly as a tail dragger). Aluminum engine mounts, etc.
The complete wing is built on the work bench without having to remove it which eliminates warps. All parts are die cut, carved, etc. Balsa sheet cover keeps warps out and makes for a tough wing. Tapered Strip Ailerons are simple to install. Wing is installed just like the low wing jobs using dowel pins and nylon screw in maple nut block, like it ought to be. No rubber bands to deteriorate or slip or tear up.
Elevator and Rudder are sheet. Stab & Fin is built up and sheer covered to keep it flat - so that's it, a fine kit of a fine ship."
The Sterling Gazariator was billed as a "Super Fledgling", an enlarged version of the earlier .40 sized Sterling Fledgling (oz4117) kit.
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Note this is a 2 colour 400 dpi scan that is in need of a good cleanup, and some very careful straightening out. I have been meaning to get on with this one for ages, but it is a lot of work and I have no time available right now. Since the Gazariator plan is very rare (I don't think there are any scans of this online, at all) I'm just going to just put this up as a raw scan for now. As it is, it remains very useful compared to having, well, no plan at all. Anyone who wants to jump in and have a go cleaning / aligning this one, please feel free :) Steve
Update 07/06/2018: added kit review from Radio Modeller, January 1975, thanks to RFJ.
Update 20/02/2019: Replaced this plan with a much clearer version, (cleaned and aligned) thanks to TonyP.
Previous scan version.
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