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Jimmy. Radio control sailplane, for 2 channels. Wingspan 1490mm.
Sheet 3 includes detailed build instructions and drawings.
Quote: "The Jimmy is a light weight glider that really flies well on the slope or off the high start. The kit includes exact hand cut balsa ribs, all other wood parts and control horns. Full size plans and building instructions are also included in the kit. After the building, covering with a plastic film is easy for this model."
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Update 27/09/2018: Added ribs zipfile, thanks to DaveHarris.
Quote: "Hi Steve. As you say, that Jimmy glider you added the plan for today is definitely a nice one. I had a go at lofting the wing ribs, from the root section shown on the plan. I'm sending you two versions, one with the 'proper' metric sized materials (sheeting, spars, etc) and the other using the inch-sized wood that some of us have to use. I've included CAD and vector PDF files for each. Please let me know if you spot any mistakes and I'll try to fix them. Thanks again for OZ and everything you do for us modelers. Cheers, Dave"
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User commentsThis is a nice one. Does anyone have a tracing of the ribs for this? Or maybe can plot out the other 6 ribs, given the main rib is shown on the plan?
SteveWMD - 26/09/2018
I built this model way back in the early '80s when I was a young fitter in the RAF. I can confirm this is a lovely little model given that I lived in single airman's accommodation. I use to slope soar it off one of the grassed roofed hangars on the airfield at weekends, it was a lot of fun. I'm just really sorry I don't have the rib profiles for you.
JBP - 27/09/2018
G'day Steve, well, how fantastic, this was well worth the wait. Jimmy glider from Pilot, OK Models flew very well and I will enjoy rebuilding another. Many thanks to yourself and Outerzone - and to the person who posted it.
JohnS - 27/09/2018
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