El Primero (oz10549)

 

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About this Plan

El Primero. Radio control sailplane trainer model. Wingspan 2m. Wing area 660 sq in.

Optional TD .051 installation is also shown.

Quote: "The word Primero in Spanish means first or the first. In designing this sailplane I wanted to give the first time pilot and builder in R/C modeling an airplane that was not only easy to build but also one that was easy to learn how to fly.

One important thing to remember is that no matter how easy an airplane is said to be to fly, the beginner must seek expert advice and flying help so that he or she can gain all the enjoyment that comes with this great sport and hobby.

Ask your local hobby shop owner if he is an R/C flyer and ask him for help. If he is not a flyer ask him where the local or nearest flying club flies and meets and go to them for assistance. You will be glad that you did.

The El Primero is an easy plane to build and most of it will build right on the plans. Some of the extra things that you will need to complete your plane will be a building board and a flat surface to build on. A piece of cellotex (available at your local hardware store) about 2 ft x 3 ft in size will work just fine to pin the balsa pieces to. You will also need waxed paper or saran wrap. This is used to cover the plans with before pinning and gluing the pieces to the plans so that the pieces will not be glued to the plans..."

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Note photo of completed El Primero model was found online at https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?1887851-Buzz-Waltz-El-Primero-1985

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