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Elite Wanderer. Free flight towline glider model. A high performance contest sailplane.
Quote: "The Wanderer. ELITE Model Airplane Supplies.
BUILDING NOTES: Fuselage: Build two basic side frames one on top of the other for accuracy. Sheet in sides of nose. Hold tail ends together with a spring clothes peg and glue Former 6 in position. From top view cut cross braces to length and glue firmly in place. Add all formers in correct positions, lining up as you proceed.
Glue incidence strip and tongue in place, adding 3/16 fillets where shown. Glue 13 and 14 into position. Remove spring clip and add F1 and pieces of 1/2 x 1/8 and 1/2 x 1/16. Glue diagonal braces and gussets in place, using cement liberally. Add all stringers, continuing top stringers to 13 and bottom stringers to TE of fin. Add underfin and sheet fairings. Make weight box as directed. Roughly carve nose block, glue on for final sanding, bind and blue hook where shown. Build tailplane rest and glue squarely on to F1. Glue 'butt' ribs in place.
Cover with tissue - for extra strength double cover, or sheet - and fair in butt ribs as shown, also lower part of fin. Water shrink tissue. Dope 3 coats clear, 3 colour; sand between coats.
Wings: Pin down bottom spar and glue on a set of ribs. Raise spar slightly for undercamber. Glue LE, TE and tips in place. Make the boxes as shown and glue into slots provided in ribs. Bind with a strip of cement saturated linen or tissue. Add gussets and strips of 1/8 x 1/8 all round boxes as shown. Crack and cement in dihedral in wings. Add gussets, top spar and dihedral braces. Glue all securely. It is advisable to cover between ribs R1a with cartridge paper to prevent handling damage. Sand the whole structure and tissue cover, water shrink, give 2 coats clear dope, and colour to suit.
Stabilizer and Fin: Pin down ribs, cement front and rear edges in place. Give tailplane 1 inch diahedral, add spar and gussets. Sheet centre section, glue fin squarely on top. Tissue cover, shrink, clear dope, colour dope to suit."
Quote: "Digitally cleaned by Mephisto."
Note this plan is stamped as: "Plan from AVANZ - New Zealand Archive #004177"
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User commentsHi, am new to scratch building and still learning to interpret plans, can someone point out the wing rib template on this plan
John Parker - 27/04/2020
John, yours is an issue with some building plans from kits. The ribs, often bulkheads, and other parts are either printed out or die cut (crushed?) on balsa sheets and so were not needed to be shown on the plans.
You'll need to get creative here. The rib outline is shown as dotted on the fuselage side, called the 'butt rib'. You'll have to figure out where to trim for the leading and trailing edges and for the top and bottom spars. You'll have to do similar for the stab but at least it is symmetrical and the shape is shown.
Please share a couple photos of your construction progress and as completed. Good luck.
Bill Hibbets - 27/04/2020
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