Thunder King (oz10991)


Thunder King (oz10991) by Peter Gilbert 1949 - plan thumbnail

About this Plan

Thunder King. Free flight glider model. Wingspan 11ft 4 in.

Quote "Thunder King, by Peter Gilbert. 1949 Nationals Glider Winner. Winner of the 1949 Turston Trophy, flown by Laurie Barr. These drawings were made using a full size layout by Derek Ridley and information in October 1949 Model Aircraft. No changes have been made from the original. Terry Rose, August '88."

Scan from DBHL, cleanup by theshadow.

ref DBHL-5321.

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Note model pic was found online at and shows Laurie Barr of the Pharos club holding his Thunder King model.

Note colour photo of Thunder King model [more pics 004] is from R/C Model Flyer, February 2000, thanks to RFJ.


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Thunder King (oz10991) by Peter Gilbert 1949 - model pic

  • (oz10991)
    Thunder King
    by Peter Gilbert
    136in span
    Glider F/F
    clean :)
    all formers complete :)
  • Submitted: 07/03/2019
    Filesize: 689KB
    Format: • PDFbitmap
    Credit*: DBHL, theshadow
    Downloads: 894

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What is “PHAROS” a reference to? British club?
Mike Hunt - 15/01/2021
Discreet hint in "...and shows Laurie Barr of the Pharos club holding his Thunder King model", and do follow the RCGroups link in the About This Plan column, it's time well spent :-)
Miguel - 15/01/2021
Mike Hunt enquired yesterday about PHAROS. It used to exist pre-WW2 (I believe) and was run by Jim Butterworth and "Ma". In the late 40's he contacted the newly formed Greenford MAC and asked if its 8 or so members would like to reform Pharos----we did and flew models under that name for several years.
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Peter Gilbert - 16/01/2021
Hi my name's Les question does the thunder king glider have weak wing ! Or spares ect.
Ljwbarnett - 15/04/2022
Answering Les Barnett's query of 15/04/22-----Thunderking's wing mainspar was two half inch by one eighth spars arranged as a " T " and thus very strong compared to all balsa. I never had a problem when towline launching even in a stiff breeze.Sorry about the slight delay in replying, Les.-------Peter Gilbert.
Peter Gilbert - 14/10/2023
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