Towliner C (oz11477)


Towliner C (oz11477) by Benton Cleveland from Air Trails Annual 1951 - plan thumbnail

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Towliner C. Free flight towline glider model. Wingspan 37 in, wing area 148 sq in.

Quote: "Real soaring flights come easily with this very simple towline glider - Watson, hand me my 100 ft line.

For contest work and sport flying, this small Class C towline glider is as ideal for the beginner as for the advanced flyer. It will equal the performance of the big Class D and E jobs without the expense of building a six-foot model.

Flown in two major contests, its performance proved its worth as a thermal-riding sailplane. It took 2nd place in a Philly Flying Circus with a 7:56 flight, and first in the Richmond Va meetwith 4:32, an out-of-sight flight. The stab has 50% of the area of the wing. The sparless wing was designed to flex under tow to smooth climb."

Note this plan appeared (reprinted) in Air Trails Classic Flying Models, Summer 1979 - see Mary's page at

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