Golondrina (oz11943)


Golondrina (oz11943) 1968 - plan thumbnail

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Golondrina (Swallow). Simple all-sheet chuck glider.

A simple profile model of the Sligsby T45 Swallow.

Quote: "Another joyful model that can be done in an afternoon and after this enjoy a good time flying. This is the SWALOW sailplane that was very popular in the state schools of Flight Without Motor in Spain in the late 60s and crossed the skies of Somosierra and Ocaña. Large numbers of them were made in the Aeromodelling Schools.
The photos are of the construction this Christmas by our partner and well-known friend in the field of VSM and Aeromodelling, Miguel Gonzalez Muñoz [model photo & more pics 003, 004]. Greetings friends,"

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Translated plan, Spanish to English.


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Golondrina (oz11943) 1968 - model pic

  • (oz11943)
    15in span
    Glider F/F
    all formers complete :)
  • Submitted: 16/01/2020
    Filesize: 95KB
    Format: • PDFbitmap
    Credit*: AntonioRG

Golondrina (oz11943) 1968 - pic 003.jpg
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Hi, Mary and Steve! So long no write...
As Antonio stated, many models of the Slingsby T-45 Swallow were made back then in the Spanish aeromodelling schools, following this plan issued by the Air Ministry. Please find attached a translated copy of it [see supplement file]
The first two planes of this model to come to Spain went to the royal Aero Club of Toledo in the mid sixties. Later on some fifty of them were bought to be used at the Gliding Schools of the Spanish Civil Aviation Authority, painted in a peculiar red, white and blue livery, which gained them the nickname of 'Pepsi Colos'. Photos of some of the Spanish Swallows can be found at: http://www.aviationcorner.net/galler...
Best regards,
Alcalaino - 11/02/2020
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