Amigo I (oz11979)
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Graupner Amigo. A-2 Nordic class glider. Designed for either FF or RC flying. Wingspan 70 in, wing area 430 sq in.
Plan includes build instructions, in German and English.
Quote: "Introduction: Amigo is a model sailplane conforming to the A-2 formual, designed for flying for fun. As a free flight model it achieves good peformance, but will be much more fun when flown radio-controlled.
You'll find hints for the installation of electronic gear and mounting the engine on a pylon in the appendix.
Building instructions: After getting familiar with the assembly of the model by careful study of the plans, cut out all printed balsa parts witha well-sharpened knife (indent No.10 or 15) or a razor blade, and saw out all plywood parts with a scroll saw. Cut out planking parts (15) and (32) amply oversize.
Fuselage: Cement formers (2-5) into cut outs of the base plate (1) and attach planking (6). Insert hooks (8) into keel (7) and secure by doublers (9). Cement keel (7) and false formers (10-14) to the bottom of the base plate (1). Fit planking parts (15) and cement to frame.
Carefully splice the four fuselage longerons (16) and (21) and cement two of them to each of the likewise spliced two top and bottom fuselage planking parts (23). Fit and cement fuselage cross braces..."
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User commentsGlad to see a plan of the Amigo I published! For us air mad kids in the mid 1970-ies to early 1980-ies, the Amigo I and II were the 1st contact with R/C sailplanes that could be seriously thermalled. Opinions about them were mixed: Whilst everybody accepted they were good and forgiving sailplanes, we thought them to be "so ugly they had a strange beauty of their own."
Martin - 28/02/2020
I have an Amigo II too. But watch this 6 meter ws version...
Pit - 28/02/2020
Hi Steve and Mary, here are two pictures from my Graupner Amigo [main pic, 007] showing the dethermalizer. Works really great. I am flying it with rudder only reeds radio plus dethermalizer. Best regards,
tiptipflyer - 19/01/2021
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