Tow-line Glider (oz10472)


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Tow-line Glider. Free flight towline glider model.

Quote: "A Towline glider, by J.W. Jackson.

A set of drawings of this glider are on pages 206-7, wing sections are full-size, wing and tailplane are half full-size, the fuselage is 1/3 full-size.

During the summer I was surprised to find how difficult it was to fly gliders in Torquay. Most days were windy, or else the wind was blowing out to sea. However, I decided to build a ship to fly in the highest breeze Torquay could offer. The result was a high efficiency glider, 40 in span, and with a 20 in moment arm. I have incorporated many new methods in this model, and she conforms to the SMAE fuselage formula of L^2/200.

Fuselage. Construct two sides to the shape shown on the plan, using 1/8 sq in hard for longerons, and 1/8 sq in soft for all bracing. Take special care to get bracing running in correct direction as shown..."

Quote: "Two more from Aeromodeller April 1941 that I have cleaned and/or tidied up: Tow Line Glider by JW Jackson. Hlsat's scan."

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  • (oz10472)
    Tow-line Glider
    by JW Jackson
    from Aeromodeller
    April 1941 
    40in span
    Glider F/F
    clean :)
    all formers complete :)
    got article :)
  • Submitted: 19/09/2018
    Filesize: 838KB
    Format: • PDFbitmap
    Credit*: rmgclark, hlsat
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